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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Granny
... Father
... Old Priest
... Amorous Boy's Father
Kathryn Pogson ... Young Bride
... Young Groom
Tusse Silberg ... Mother
Micha Bergese ... Huntsman
... Rosaleen
... Alice
Susan Porrett ... Amorous Boy's Mother
Shane Johnstone ... Amorous Boy
Dawn Archibald ... Witch Woman
... Wealthy Groom
Danielle Dax ... Wolfgirl
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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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Horror | Fantasy

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19 April 1985 (USA)  »

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A Companhia dos Lobos  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,234,776, 21 April 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,389,334
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When the Devil (Terence Stamp) meets the young boy (Vincent McClaren) in the forest, he is holding a small skull. According to director Neil Jordan this is a genuine pygmy skull that was procured for the film. See more »

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Mother: [to the villagers about to shoot Rosaleen as a wolf] DON'T SHOOT! DON'T SHOOT!
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #44.9 (2015) See more »

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One of the most strange werewolf-movies I've seen - but good!
6 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

When I read on the back of the cover, the movie seemed interesting. I have a thing for very strange movies, and I loved this one. I love how many of the old folklore-myths about wolves and werewolves have been written into this movie. I think it was easy to predict the ending, but that is maybe because I was able to put myself in Rosaleen's place - and I love wolves and werewolves and folklore-tales, so this movie and it's plot was perfect for me.

I recommend it to anyone who loves werewolves, who loves movies that don't have action all the time, but leaves a space to think. And it makes you watch it, because what will happen in the end? The only thing I would like to have seen more of, was Rosaleen's real life - we only see her sleep, so we're not really getting to know her very much. The only links we have to about how she is, is how her parents and her sister talks about her in the beginning. But otherwise a very good and interesting movie - I recommend it! :)


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