MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,888 this week

Red Riding Hood (2003)

4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 534 users  
Reviews: 38 user | 8 critic

This evocative chiller from director Giacomo Cimini follows the fortunes of a young 12yr-old girl named Jenny (Francesca). Abandoned in Rome by her careless mother, Jenny has to fend for ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 80 titles
created 15 Mar 2011
 
a list of 3 titles
created 18 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 315 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
 
a list of 1528 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 177 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Red Riding Hood" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Red Riding Hood (2003)

Red Riding Hood (2003) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Red Riding Hood.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Julia, a teacher in a school for the deaf, has a hideosly disformed and deranged twin sister that resides in the local looney bin. She escapes to gate-crash a surprise birthday party for ... See full summary »

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis
Stars: Trish Everly, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Director: Aurelio Grimaldi
Stars: Antonella Salvucci, Valerio Tambone, Sara Sartini
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Italy, at the end of the 21st century. Quinto, a gentle, naive man on his quest to find the fabled 'City in the Sky' arrives at a dilapidated family-owned hotel run by transsexual Dora and ... See full summary »

Director: Giacomo Cimini
Stars: Massimo Triggiani, Stefano Fresi, Valentina Izumi
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

In the futuristic city of Vanille, with properly tuned ImmerSyst Eyes & Ears the world can look and sound like a paradise. But the life of a father and his young son threatens to ... See full summary »

Director: Giacomo Cimini
Stars: Lambert Wilson, Samuel Joslin, Scott Hinds
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A shy co-ed and her classmates travel to Europe to see a ritual. With a satanist/professor with them, he lures them into deadly traps to become sacrifices to Satan. One co-ed is a virgin, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Kwitny
Stars: Mary Kohnert, Bo Svenson, Victoria Zinny
Tentacles (1977)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Several people disappear from and at the sea. Their bodies are found gnawed to the skeleton, even the marrow is missing. The scientists have no idea which animal could do such things. Dr. ... See full summary »

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis
Stars: John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Juliet Mills plays a young pregnant woman in San Francisco who is going to have the devil's baby during her strange possession. Richard Johnson shows up to help her... but what does he really want?

Directors: Ovidio G. Assonitis, Robert Barrett
Stars: Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson, Gabriele Lavia
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.

Director: Roberto Bianchi Montero
Stars: Farley Granger, Sylva Koscina, Silvano Tranquilli
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A young girl ,using her double personality, seeks revenge against her grandmother and the men who abused her.

Director: Alberto Pimenta
Stars: Monique Oberholzer, Sabine, Kris Swinnen
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The characters of the traditional fairy tale demand a new approach to the story as a sexy urban comedy with Red as an adult nightclub dancer.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Sara Berner, Daws Butler, June Foray
Iron Warrior (1987)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

The Fighting Eagle returns again, sans Thong, to the legendary realm of Dragor to do battle with Phaedra, an evil sorceress. Her main weapon is an unstoppable warrior, known as the Master ... See full summary »

Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Savina Gersak, Elisabeth Kaza
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Archebald ...
Rose McKenzie
Susanna Satta ...
Jennifer McKenzie (as Susan Satta)
...
Tom Hunter (as Robert Purvis)
...
Giovanni Tagliavini
...
Arianna
Iaon Gunn ...
The Beggar
...
Maria, the dentists' lover
Remo Remotti ...
Francesco Scura
Fabio Sonnino ...
George
Simone Dipascasio ...
George
Marialuisa Tadei ...
Tom's Girlfriend (as Maria Luisa Tadei)
Serena Alfieri ...
The Killer
Devin McKinney ...
Jenny's Father
Arianna Iachetti ...
Jenny's Mother
Susanne Meurer ...
The Interviewer
Edit

Storyline

This evocative chiller from director Giacomo Cimini follows the fortunes of a young 12yr-old girl named Jenny (Francesca). Abandoned in Rome by her careless mother, Jenny has to fend for herself, with only her friend George (Simone) to help her. But their plans soon turn evil, with Jenny and George unleashing some diabolical activities on the citizens of the Italian city, with much bloodletting ensuing. Written by Jay scott Hillier

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't tell this tale to your kids!

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

20 May 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Cappuccetto Rosso  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Jenny calls Tom, Tom picks up the phone which is not actually connected to anything (the jack socket is empty). See more »

Quotes

Jennifer McKenzie: Life was perfect. Until one day, a terrible day, something happened. One of those events that could turn your world upside down. I got an e-mail. And guess who it was from? Good old Windbag: my *grandmother*. She's coming to visit me. Out of the blue. What for, why now? And as usual, nothing but dramatic *bullshit* came out of her mouth.
See more »

Connections

References Misery (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

HABANERA, L'AMOUR EST UN OISEAU REBELLE
Written by Georges Bizet - from the opera "Carmen"
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Unique And Warped Twist To An Old Concept.
2 March 2005 | by (Calimesa, California) – See all my reviews

Red Riding Hood is about a little girl named Jenny (Susanna Satta) who has been abandoned by her mother and has come up with quite a warped sense of values. Her father was a politician who was assassinated by a wacko of some sort. Jenny takes his death as an abandonment on his part and her mother abandons her for some guy while they live in Italy, which adds to her confusion and insanity.

Jenny, along with her friend George, have become somewhat of vigilantes, punishing common thieves, hit and runners and even those who are morally bankrupt by torturing and killing them. By the way, she believes George is her puppy that is all grown up.. to over 6 ft. tall and rides a bicycle and wears a mask.

Eventually, Jenny's grandmother, Rose (Kathleen Archebald) comes to Italy to take her back to New York. The demented little girl wants nothing to change in her life, as her mother left behind lots of cash and credit cards with an unlimited balance.

Jenny's take on her life is that of the old nursery rhyme, Little Red Riding Hood, hence the name of the movie, but it is taken from the wolf's point of view. This little girl is littering up the wolf's forest and insults the size of his ears and eyes, etc. So I suppose George is meant to be the wolf.

The movie is halfway original I suppose, but Susanna's acting is a bit over the top for me and a little unbelievable. Plus, I do not think anyone would really fear for their life from a little girl, even if she does have a knife (don't want to give away too much here). The plot twists are a little different, which is good but the special effects could have used a little work. Obvious rubber props used for body parts, and little things like that rubbed me the wrong way. This was not as good as I expected. 5/10


15 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is there ANYONE who can appreciate/understa nd a good film? numbmannequin
THIS IS SERIOUSLY THE WORST MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN. beasleytheman
redbox has wrong cover boobabykc
Movie Opinion Red Riding Hood blisi-1
Interesting.. even the death scenes silentdon32
Question... mauricegirl86
Discuss Red Riding Hood (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?