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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Archebald ...
Rose McKenzie
Susanna Satta ...
Jennifer McKenzie (as Susan Satta)
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Tom Hunter (as Robert Purvis)
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Giovanni Tagliavini
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Arianna
Iaon Gunn ...
The Beggar
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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
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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

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Don't tell this tale to your kids!

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

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

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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.
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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


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