I only saw this when I was a bit older, but the surrealistic imagery, going back to traditional fairy-tales, has never been surpassed.
The special effects were state-of-the-art back then, and it had an obvious influence on even more scarier doggies, such as Pet Semetry II, or the
werewolf adult scene in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Seeing it again as a young adult, I was actually shocked at the underlying sub-conscious material behind horror.
Normality, and the family, are not always what they seem.
From that movie I'll never forget the line about the priest: "They don't call them fathers for nothing".
When it comes to a young woman - who is wolf and who is man?
Strangely, it was regarded as a period piece, or a fantasy flick back then.
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Stephen King's "Carrie". To creepy for words. Teleknesis, I almost believe. The psychology of this movie with the mother/daughter issues,
religion issues and bullying. Kinda hits all the bases of being a teenage girl. Ok a really really disturbed teenage girl.
I was about 7. Mum picked me up from school and on the way home we bumped into my auntie. We went to her house for a cup of tea and without being
warned I walked into her front room, curtains shut, to be faced with my older cousins watching the ending of a pirate copy.
I was a bit shocked, but it wasn't so bad until a few weeks later when I was stuck on the sofa in front of the news ill with flu, mum and dad outside
in the garden when the news reported this new film and showed the trailer, you know with the snowy screen, the little girl saying "They're here"
and the hands on the screen.
Bricks were shat for a long time after that.
chucky hands down, my nana used to run a haunted hayride and she would watch horror movies to get ideas for it. so watching chucky at around 4 or 5
years old every stuffed animal of any sorts that i had was shoved into my closet and locked this included teddy rockspin, though i still that that
little sob is as creepy as heck
My brother had me watch Company of Wolves when I was 15..... He was trying to send me a message about "purity" and how girls should not
"stray from the path of virtue" otherwise they will become "like a beast" and only "crave the flesh"
There is a ton of other hidden messages layered into red riding and that movie especially. They took it to another level in that film. It did not
scare me when I watched it, but it absolutely disturbed me!
I remember being 4 and my brother who was 12 kept going on and on about how the story was "true" and so when I finally saw it, I believed it was
real and I think it was the first time I was ever aware of evil as a concept. What made it even more terrifying was that evil wasn't just some
abstract idea.......it was an entity! I really do not think I knew fear, real gripping emotional terror until I had this experience.
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