The Company of Wolves

Neil Jordon’s pseudo-folklore reimagining of the werewolf movie is beautifully designed and filmed. In fact, this had to have been the most stylish horror film ever made, until Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow took over the title in 1999. 12-year-old Sarah Patterson’s acting is pitch-perfect throughout, and David Warner does his usual multiple-role trick, and Angela Lansbury is, well, Angela Lansbury as the granny the wolf ate. The analog special effects hold up fairly well. One or two of the man to wolf transformation shots are a bit unconvincing, but they are still better that the CGI effects of, say, the Mummy series produced two decades later.

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