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The Company of Wolves (1984)

A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.

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Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 10 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Susan Porrett ...
Amorous Boy's Mother
Shane Johnstone ...
Amorous Boy
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Wealthy Groom
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A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.

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The Company of Wolves. They're all the company we keep. Even in our dreams. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Fantasy

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R | See all certifications »

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19 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Companhia dos Lobos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,234,776 (USA) (21 April 1985)

Gross:

$4,389,334 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Director Neil Jordan didn't hold auditions for the part of Granny. Once the project was up and running, he offered it directly to Angela Lansbury. See more »

Quotes

[after the bride's husband decapitates the wolf's head]
Young Bride: [sees the head turn into a man's face in the milk, sadly] He looks just the same! As the day I married him!
[the bride's husband goes angry and slaps her very hard]
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Referenced in Big Bad Wolves (2006) See more »

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The most original werewolf movie you'll ever see
4 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Company of wolves is a very unique film that has to be watched with an open mind. It's a very surreal fantasy-horror story all of which takes place within the mind of a sleeping adolescent girl. Each story is filled with beautifully done metaphors and similes in which the werewolves represent puberty, sexuality, masculinity, and sexual awakening though there is no actual sex in the entire movie. It's very beautifully done. And even if you don't like symbolism and faery-tale style movies the werewolf transformations are quite unnerving and the stories the grandmother tells rosaleen (which are acted out as short stories in the movie) are rather chilling. This is the most original werewolf movie you will ever come across. There has never been or will there ever be again anything quite like it.


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