Red Riding Hood: 9 Films That Twisted the Fairytale

Fairytales are meant to teach lessons -- and the older you get, the more twisted those lessons become. Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood -- featuring a virginal Amanda Seyfried in that iconic red cloak, enveloped in the crimson of sensuality and blood lust, a young woman inexplicably drawn to the big, bad wolf -- isn't the first film to take the fairytale's latent messaging to darker, and we mean really dark, places.

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  • NP says:

    Some great flicks in that slideshow. Big yay for _Trick R Treat_, and I love how Paquin being on _True Blood sort of adds another meta level to that whole thing. I was waiting for _Freeway_ to show up, and there it love love that movie. _The Company of Wolves_ is great, and Angela Carter's work is a rich source to mine for this stuff... her anthology of short fiction, _The Bloody Chamber_, is wonderful.

  • John F. C. Taylor says:

    Why is it that so many people feel that they have to put their own "twist" on things? Can't think of any reason to do anything more than tell a straight up version of the story. I would think the the woodsman hacking the wolf open would be a prime target for special effects geeks.