Part of me wants this movie to be about Wolfco arguing about their stock price and quarterly reports. Alas, The Company of Wolves is a werewolf movie, and one inspired by Little Red Riding Hood at that. It’s one I never saw so thank Scream Factory for shining a spotlight on it.
You’ll notice the authentic grain in this 1984 film. The red lipstick and blush offer extreme colors, and moody lighting creates shadows in the manor and woods. There are hints of purple in those tree trunks.
The red werewolf eyes really shine in pitch black, and Stephen Rea can emerge from complete darkness for terrifying effect. He rips off his face with bright red blood and all the muscle sinews. His transformation is a lot messier than American Werewolf in London. Blood in the milk vat creates a distinct, haunting image, and Rosaleen (Sarah Petterson)’s red riding cloak is another bright highlight.
The new audio commentary is really a series of audio interviews. As such moderator keeps it moving. It’s not necessarily scene specific but they cover everything. Composer George Fenton speaks over clips too but Georgia Slowe gives a six minute on camera interview about her experience in the film.