Gothic Fairy Tales

Posted by Glennis Byron on November 16, 2010 in News tagged with , ,

There is nothing new in the Gothicisation of the fairy tale (cue Angela Carter), but it looks like we may be in for a revival soon. There are rumours of a couple of Snow Whites and a Cinderella in pre-production and Catherine (Twilight) Hardwicke’s dark new version of Red Riding Hood will be released on March 11, 2011 in the US and Canada.

Amanda Seyfried as Valerie

It has werewolves and demons apparently, and the cast includes Amanda Seyfried as Valerie (Red Riding Hood – but are we getting hints of Valerie and Her Week of Wonders?), Gary Oldman as Father Soloman, Lukas Haas as Father August ( those priests popping up in fairy tales too now)  The story is set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, where a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family’s displeasure.

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