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The Company of Wolves Details


Company of Wolves is Little Red Riding Hood for the generation. Sheltered 13-year-old Sarah Patterson, living on the edge of a foreboding woods, is visited by her grandmother Angela Lansbury. The old lady delights in telling Sarah the most horrific stories, usually involving what happens to little girls if they trust wolves--the actual, rather than symbolic kind. Later on, Sarah sets out through the woods to visit her grandmother. She makes the acquaintance of a seductive young huntsman (Micha Bergese), who turns out to be.....well, what big teeth he's got. The ads for Company of Wolves, showing a wolf springing from the open mouth of poor little Sarah Patterson, were warning enough for the faint of heart. Actually, the horror is secondary to the remarkable Grimms-Fairy-Tale ambience which the film successfully sustains from beginning to end. And, in keeping with the original unexpurgated versions of most fairy tales, the sexual subtext is never far from the surface. Director Neil Jordan would further develop some of the subliminal themes in Company of Wolves in his 1994 production Neil Jordan ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Angela Lansbury
as Granny
David Warner
as Father
Stephen Rea
as Young Groom
Tusse Silberg
as Mother
Sarah Patterson
as Rosaleen
Graham Crowden
as Priest
Kathryn Pogson
as Bride
Brian Glover
as Amorous Boy's Father
Micha Bergese
as The Huntsman
Shane Johnstone
as Amorous Boy
Georgia Slowe
as Alice
Terence Stamp
Edward Marksen
as Lame Fiddler
Susan Porrett
as Amorous Boy's mother
Vincent McClaren
as Devil Boy
Bill Weston
Gareth Milne
Graeme Crowther
Nick Hobbs
Roy Evans
as Eyepatch
Richard Morant
as Wealthy Groom
Dawn Archibald
as Witch Woman
Danielle Dax
as Wolfgirl
Dinny Powell
Jimmy Gardner
as Ancient
Ruby Buchanan
as Dowager
Tex Fuller


Neil Jordan
Stephen Woolley
Neil Jordan
Angela Carter
Screen Story
Angela Carter
Bryan Loftus
George Fenton
Composer (Music Score)
Anton Furst
Production Designer
Stuart Rose
Art Director
Stephen Woolley
Executive Producer
Nik Powell
Executive Producer
Tony Common
Set Designer
Elizabeth Waller
Costume Designer
Peter MacDonald
Special Effects
Alan Whibley
Special Effects
Christopher Tucker
Special Effects
Simon Hinkly
First Assistant Director
Susie Figgis
Alan Whibley
Special Effects Supervisor
Christopher Tucker
Makeup Special Effects
Peter MacDonald
Toby Philpott
Creature Effects