Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood and Horror Films

Yes, Little Red Riding Hood is one of the most popular tales for inspiring various genres. Horror is particularly popular for obvious reasons. With currently two to three LRRH film projects in the works, there is definitely a surge in popularity again, too.

Here's a link to a short article with trailer for the new Rotkappchen: The Blood of Red Riding Hood: Gory fairytale horror movie Rotkappchen: The Blood of Red Riding Hood out soon.

“The story follows Rose, a precocious German 17 year old, as her mother brings her from Germany to live with her grandmother in America. Although she is happy to see her grandmother, Rose hates her new life: she misses her friends back in Germany and she is teased and ridiculed by the other students at school. Rose can only find comfort in her tattered book of fairy tales until she meets and develops a crush on Nick, the most popular guy at school, and is befriended by Summer, a beautiful sexy coed. But things become complicated as Rose is tormented by Nick's girlfriend Bridgette, and the once quiet town finds itself rattled by a series of gruesome, mysterious murders.”

Of course, this isn't to be confused with the other film, The Girl With The Red Riding Hood, in the works by Catherine Hardwicke (who is best known for directing Twilight). Read more about that here: Twilight Director To Helm ‘Gothic’ Little Red Riding Hood and 'Twilight' Director Catherine Hardwicke To Tackle The Big Bad Wolf.

And I've already posted previously about Appian Way's possible production.

So Little Red Riding Hood will soon be alive and kicking on a theatre screen near you. Or not so alive judging from the plot descriptions and trailers...

I'm rather relieved Disney doesn't appear to have this particular tale under consideration right now.

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