Red Riding Hood

Synopsis: Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the to
Director(s): Catherine Hardwicke
Production: Warner Bros.
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Full moon. Lock up tonight.

Better the wolf takes the pig than you.

We lived on the edge of a dark forest.

Few knew our village by name...

...but many had heard of the terrible

things that happened there.

My mother always told me,

"Don't talk to strangers.

Go get water and come straight home."

I tried to be a good girl

and do what she said.


Believe me, I tried.

Let's go.


Do you have the knife?

Right here.

Look, snow white fur.

I'll make you a pair of hunting boots.

Do it, Peter.

- You do it.

- No, you do it.

That's it.

I know good girls aren't supposed

to hunt rabbits or go into the woods alone.

But since we were kids, he always had a

way of making me wanna break the rules.

Peter! Trees'll still be there after we eat.

- Give me that.

- What will you give me for it?

- They didn't tell you?

- Tell me what?

They've arranged for you to marry

Henry Lazar.

Well, my mother finally got

what she wanted.


Henry gets what he's always wanted.


So, what do we do now?

Do you want to marry him?

You know I don't.

Prove it.

- How?

- Run away with me.

Where would we go?

Anywhere you want.

The ocean.

The city.

The mountains.

You afraid?

- No.

- Oh, no?


You'd leave your home?

Your family?

Your whole life?

I would do anything to be with you.

I thought you'd say that.

- Oh, did you?

- Ha, ha.

Let's do something about it.

It'd be half a day's ride before

anyone knows we're gone.

I'll race you.

The wolf.

This way! Over here!

It killed again.

But we've kept the peace.

Well, the wolf has broken it.

Who is it?

Tell me.

It's your sister.

Mother, Father.



Thank you, Claude.

- Madame Lazar, please come in.

- Suzette.

- I'm sorry for your loss.

- Thank you.

Let me take that.

- Hello, Henry.

- Ladies.

Lucie was a good girl.

He's your fianc now.

He's come to offer his condolences.

- But I barely know him.

- You'll get to know him.

Now go down there. Please.


Come with us to the tavern.

Let the women grieve in their own way.

- L... I... I want to go.

- No.

I didn't love your father

when we were first married.

I was in love with another man.

But I came to love your father.

And he gave me

two beautiful daughters.

We should count our blessings.

Come on, Father.

It's been almost 20 years since

the wolf has taken a human life.

Twenty years.

That's because we sacrifice

our best livestock every full moon.

We kept our end of the bargain.

- So now we kill it.

- Yeah!

Let's kill that thing!


I've summoned Father Solomon.

- Father Solomon?

- Ha-ha-ha.

He has destroyed werewolves and witches

in cities throughout the kingdom.

He will rid us of this beast.


He'll rob us of our vengeance.

I wonder why she was outside

on a wolf night.

Maybe she snuck out to meet a boy.

My Lucie never even

thought about boys.

She was certainly taken

with my grandson.

She used to come by and follow him

about like a puppy.

She found out that night that Henry

was engaged to her sister.

She must have been heartbroken.

Maybe she chose to die

rather than live without him.

How romantic.


It's unspeakable.

She never even told me.

Don't worry, dear.

Henry always had his eye on you.

You're the pretty one.

I'm paying my respects.

I know exactly why you're here.

I've already lost one daughter.

Valerie's all I have left.

You have nothing to offer her.

I have a trade. The same one

as your husband.

I know what a woodcutter earns.

Henry's her only hope for a better life.

If you love her...'ll let her go.

We've all seen the bones on the trail

to Mount Grimmoor.

That's where the wolf makes its lair.

We know the weaknesses of the werewolf.

It can't come out in daylight.

It can't step onto holy ground.

- And there's silver.

- That'll kill it.


Maybe Father Auguste is right.

Maybe we should wait.


Maybe, my son... should find your courage.

You want to hunt the wolf?

Let's hunt it.

Let's kill it!

Let's kill the beast!

Let's kill it!

What's going on?

Come on, boys!

Are you with me?!

Let's go!

Be careful.

I lost my sister. I can't lose you too.

We can't do this anymore.

You have to go through with it.

You have to marry Henry.

But you know I don't want Henry.

Don't make this something it's not.

Look, we had our fun.

That's all it ever was.

I don't believe you.

I made something for you.

I was gonna wait until our wedding,

but, uh...

Just in case.

You will be happy again.

I promise.

Come on, Henry.

We should wait.

- We should wait for Father Solomon.

- No!

He'll be here tomorrow!

- We're gonna kill the wolf.

- We can take care of this.

That's it? Nobody else?

Let's go! Go home to your mama's, then.

Adrian. Thank you for standing up for

Lucie. That was no small thing.

We'll be family soon.

You'd have done the same.

Promise me you'll be careful.

Don't worry.

The wolf doesn't want me. I'm all gristle.

I mean it, son.

I promise, Mama.



Darling. Darling.



There are so many things

she didn't tell me.

And I'm her sister. I should've known.

That was her choice.

We all have secrets.

Remember what my grandma

used to say:

- "All sorrows are less with bread."

- "Less with bread."

Here. Try this.

How beautiful.

I was making it for your wedding.

I don't feel like it's my wedding.

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