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The Company of Wolves (1984)

A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine and she has a disturbing dream involving wolves which appears to take place in the woods visible from her bedroom window.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Old Priest
Amorous Boy's Father
Kathryn Pogson ...
Young Bride
Young Groom
Tusse Silberg ...
Micha Bergese ...
Susan Porrett ...
Amorous Boy's Mother
Shane Johnstone ...
Amorous Boy
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Witch Woman
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Danielle Dax ...


A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine and she has a disturbing dream involving wolves which appears to take place in the woods visible from her bedroom window.

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The desire... the fantasy... the nightmare See more »


Horror | Fantasy


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Release Date:

19 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Companhia dos Lobos  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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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 »


Rosaleen: [a lock of Granny's hair singes in the fireplace] Is that all you left of her? Your kind can't stomach hair, can you? Even if the worst wolves are hairy on the inside.
Huntsman: What do you know about my kind?
Rosaleen: [takes out a knife] My Granny told me plenty!
[the huntsman restrains her]
Huntsman: Are you very much afraid?
Rosaleen: It wouldn't do me much good to be afraid, would it? My, what big eyes you have.
Huntsman: All the better to see you with.
Huntsman: They say seeing is believing, but I'd never swear to it.
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A movie that is far more than meets the eye.
7 August 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a commentary on the passage from innocence to adulthood and the life we throw away as we make that transition. It is series of dream sequences that cover the many ways a man becomes a werewolf while the primary story line is moody reworking of the Little Red Riding Hood tale. The movie itself is very complex and not for those looking for a straight horror movie or a fantasy love story. It puts forth the premise that childhood must end, and we must all in time give in to the animal within. The ending is one that comes as a surprise and a shock to most viewers. The transformation scenes are some of the most incredible in the history of werewolf movies. Those who view this movie will either walk away confused or find themselves changed in some subtle way. It tends to be a bit hard to find in the video stores, but it is more than worth the trouble of searching.

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