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Monday, June 15, 2009

The Company of Wolves

I've been seeing quite a few reviews lately for Angela Carter's book of short stories, The Bloody Chamber, which got me thinking about a movie I used to love watching.

In that book is a short story called "The Company of Wolves", which Neil Jordan made into a movie in the mid-eighties. My roommate and I used to watch parts of it over and over again. Here is an extended clip from our favorite part of the movie. I'm guessing you can figure out why our copy of the video was always cued up to the beginning of this section. (Warning - It's pretty creepy. You might not want your kids to watch it until you check it out first.)

I didn't check it out completely, but it looks like you can see the entire film in parts on You Tube. But I need to go read the story again. After I watch this cute guy turn into a wolf one more time in Part 9. :-)


Serena said...

that's an interesting clip. Hilarious writhing at the end.

Ana S. said...

I adore that movie! So creepy, but so so good. The atmosphere is just right.

Susan said...

I love this movie too - I finally got a copy for myself on DVD. Now it's my scary movie of choice. I like the short story version too, though it's a little different. Also creepy, and also a tinge of 'hmm, running with the wolves doesn't seem so bad, does it?' that comes through on both versions. Thanks for reviewing the movie, Lezlie. This short story and movie deserve to find new fans!!

Lezlie said...

Serena ~ Seeing the movie now, there are many parts we loved back then that seem so campy now, but I can't help but still love it. You'll have to catch the beginning of Part 9 to finish the wolf transformation. All alone, the writhing *is* pretty silly. :-)

Nymeth ~ I does have a great atmosphere! I'm so glad to have found others who remember and love this movie.

Susan ~ I never even thought to look for it on DVD! What a great find! The other movies that have that same feel to them for me are the Underworld series. I could watch them over and over and over.


Terri B. said...

I love that movie!

Lezlie said...

Terri ~ For a long time I was the only one I knew who had even heard of it. I'm glad I wasn't really alone! :-)


Kim L said...

Interesting clip. I'm impressed they managed to make a whole movie out of such a slim tale.

Lezlie said...

Kim ~ I saw the movie before I knew it was a story, so when I did read it I remember trying to figure out where they matched up. I also remember it being not very easy to do, but that was a long time ago. :-)