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Red Riding Hood (2003)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  20 May 2003 (France)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Archebald ...
Rose McKenzie
Susanna Satta ...
Jennifer McKenzie (as Susan Satta)
Tom Hunter (as Robert Purvis)
Giovanni Tagliavini
Iaon Gunn ...
The Beggar
Maria, the dentists' lover
Remo Remotti ...
Francesco Scura
Fabio Sonnino ...
Simone Dipascasio ...
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


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!


Drama | Horror | Thriller

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

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20 May 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Cappuccetto Rosso  »

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


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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(T.Shaker - A.Molinari - F.Marchetti)
Performed by BAYE FALL M.C.
Music Recorded & Mixed by ALESSANDRO CAMPONSCHI at Lunatico Studio, Morlupo, Rome
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Interesting Take... If By Interesting You Mean Boring
1 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young girl is all alone in Rome after her father (a politician) passes away. When her grandmother comes to take her away ,the girl has other plans. Little does granny know, but the girl is a vigilante who fights injustice at night in a red riding hood.

First, let me say this: 92 minutes, my eye! It felt like I was there for three hours suffering through this. How many ways can I spell out boring? Despite watching this with a group of friends (including three lovely ladies) I just couldn't wait for it to be over.

Now, granted, some death scenes were alright. The liquor bottle in the face, the use of peanut butter to cause an allergic reaction. Nice ideas. And as a philosopher, I loved the idea of using a Kant book to alert authorities to your whereabouts. But beyond that, I think this film was lacking.

First, the thought of a young girl being this self-sufficient is absurd. Maybe Punky Brewster could do it, but in Rome? This made the rest sort of hard to believe. And the crimes she gets vengeance for -- I think she's a little bit over-reacting. I've already commented on the pacing, but it bears repeating.

I disliked the advertising. We got a picture of a sexy, sassy vixen on a bike... and the film had a girl who was maybe 12 at most. The wolf shows up, but really has nothing to do with the film, or at least not enough to be really enjoyable. The red riding hood theme was very nice (I'm a collector of red riding hood paintings myself) but I think it was simply not well presented.

So we have decent deaths, slow plot, respectable acting... all in all nothing beyond mediocrity (though, I suppose, certainly not complete rubbish). I wouldn't recommend this one to you -- I don't ever want to see it again if I can help it. But if your goal is to watch the worst and most boring horror films ever made, you could do worse than this one.

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