Red Riding Hood

Amanda Seyfried stars in a dark and romantic re-imagining of the classic tale.

Release date: 15 April 2011

Running time: 100 mins

Certificate: 12A

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Virginia Madsen, Billy Burke, Peter, Henry

The people of Daggerhorn have long maintained a truce with the werewolf that stalks their woods. Every month they sacrifice an animal in the hope that the wolf will depart with its thirst for blood quenched.

One of Daggerhorn's inhabitants is Valerie (Amanda Seyfried), a young girl who is in love with the brooding woodcutter Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), even though she has been promised to the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Her plans to run away with Peter are shattered when the wolf kills her older sister. Suddenly everything has changed.

Famed werewolf hunter Father Solomon (Gary Oldman) is sent for, but immediately warns the townsfolk that the wolf could be lurking within any one of them. As tensions rise, Valerie finds herself at the centre of Solomon's hunt, and discovers that the wolf may be closer than she ever suspected.

Screenplay: David Leslie Johnson

You should see it because: Amanda Seyfried is perfectly cast as the heroine in this gothic fable from 'Twilight' director Catherine Hardwicke.

See it if you liked: Twilight (2008), Jennifer's Body (2009), Alice In Wonderland (2010)