Confessions of a Film Junkie: A review of “Red Riding Hood”
By: Brian Cotnoir
I typically find that when I look at an Italian produced film it’s falls into one of categories: There’s the phenomenal works like a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western’s and then there are films like a Joe D’Amato Exploitation piece of crap. I very rarely find a middle ground when it comes to films that come out of Italy, but the film I’m reviewing today has my feeling pulled in so many different directions. On one hand, it’s low-budget work with second-rate actors, but it has a great story and dialogue. This is the type of film that breaks my heart. It is a film where I see so much potential, but do to things like budget, timing, and other things it comes up way short of its potential.
|This is not the one with Christina Ricci|
Okay, I’ll admit that from that paragraph describing the plot the film doesn’t sound like anything spectacular, but believe me this film had a lot of potential. For one thing, it made good use of is filming location. The film was shot entirely in Rome so you get to see all the famous landmarks of Rome. The characters all pretty unique and memorable too, but some are more memorable than others.
|Actress Susanna Satta plays Jennifer|
I would absolutely recommend “Red Riding Hood” to fans of Straight-to-DVD Horror. Despite its minor flaws and setbacks I still found it to be an enjoyable film, and as long as you don’t overanalyze and nitpick it (like I typically do) I think you will enjoy “Red Riding Hood” as well.
|Quite the likable little psycho|