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Red Riding Hood is a 2011 live-action re-imagining of [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood the popular fairy tale]] directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring Creator/AmandaSeyfried as the girl in the hood.

The film is set in the medieval village of Daggerhorn. A young woman named Valerie plans to run away with her woodcutter lover, an outsider named Peter, in order to avoid an arranged marriage to Henry Lazar. Valerie and Peter's plan to elope is forestalled when Valerie's older sister is found slaughtered by the mysterious werewolf that has terrorized their village for years. The people of Daggerhorn have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast by offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood-red moon, the werewolf ups the stakes and takes a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people summon a famed Witchfinder General, Father Solomon, to help them track down and kill the beast. Solomon’s arrival, however, brings unintended consequences, as he warns that the werewolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon and panic grips the town, Valerie discovers she has a unique connection to the beast – one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect and bait.

!!The film provides examples of:
* AdaptationExpansion
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Valerie with Peter.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The ending can be interpreted as this.
* ArrangedMarriage: Valerie and Henry.
* BabiesEverAfter: In the Alternate cut, [[spoiler:when Peter returns as a werewolf,]] we see Valerie holding her and Peter's baby.
* BeastAndBeauty: [[spoiler:Werewolf!Peter]] and Valerie.
* BettyAndVeronica: Valerie is at the center of a LoveTriangle between the {{rebel|lious spirit}} Peter (Veronica) and NiceGuy Henry (Betty).
* TheBigBadWolf: The Wolf.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:During the climax at Valerie's grandmother's house, Peter.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: Valerie and Peter.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Prudence. After Valerie is chained up, Prudence proceeds to tell her just what she thought of her all this time, despite pretending to be her friend.
* BittersweetEnding
* BlackVikings: One of the few times this may be {{justified|Trope}}: Father Solomon has obviously traveled all over the place, and it's possible he may have picked up the African brothers and the Asian man in his retinue on his travels. The brothers have African accents to drive this point home.
* BlackHumor: ''"What happened to the rabbit?"''
* BloodlessCarnage: While the werewolf attacks are gore-less, there is actually some blood splattering throughout.
* BrokenBird: A rare male example in Father Solomon, who was forced to kill his own wife. It caused him to be a little overzealous [[WellIntentionedExtremist in his duties]].
* BrownEyes: With the exception of Valerie (Creator/AmandaSeyfried), all the characters from Daggerhorn are either played by actors with brown eyes or wearing brown contact lenses. Most notable of the latter is Julie Christie, who plays Valerie's grandmother, who is famous for her blue eyes.
* BurnTheWitch: Everyone thinks Valerie is a witch because [[spoiler:she can understand the Wolf. And the villagers think the Wolf wants only her,]] so she's being offered as a HumanSacrifice.
** [[spoiler:Poor Claude is stuffed inside an elephant-styled brazen bull, for no more reason than being an oddity. It is heavily implied that he is simply mentally challenged and has a fascination for sleight-of-hand card tricks]]. Sadly, this is TruthInTelevision, as many were persecuted for being misunderstood or exhibiting behaviors unexplainable at the time. Martin Luther actually wrote that children believed to be "changelings" (i.e. changed by fairies, based on common Medieval legends) were soulless and should be killed. By his description of their behavior, they were probably autistic or mentally challenged. [[FridgeHorror One wonders if any of these "changelings" were actually killed after or before his advice]].
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Father Solomon's hand with the silver fingernails which the Wolf tore off, as Valerie uses it to go and kill who she thinks is the Wolf.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Valerie and Peter.
* ConspicuousCG: While not terribly animated, the werewolf is a digital creation.
* CostumePorn: Hoo, yeah.
* [[spoiler:DarkIsNotEvil]]: [[spoiler:Peter.]]
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Father Solomon. ''"[[IronicEcho A man bitten is a man cursed]]."'']]
* DeathIsASadThing
* [[spoiler:DoomedByCanon]]
* EmpathicEnvironment: The weather starts out sunny, then when the village has learned that the Wolf killed one of their own, the weather turns cloudy and starts snowing.
* EveryoneIsASuspect: Until the werewolf's human identity is revealed, no one is above suspicion.
** Except [[TheHero Valerie]] and everyone who is seen on-screen at the same time as the wolf, that is. Of course, few major characters beside Valerie do appear as the same time as the wolf.
* {{Fanservice}}
* FollowTheLeader: Like the incredibly popular ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' films, this movie features a love triangle, director Catherine Hardwicke, and Billy Burke as the lead female's father.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:The dirty look Cesaire gives Adrien as they split up through the tunnels, Father Solomon mentioning the bloodline, the Wolf trying to convince Valerie they were the same, and the fact that the first two kills were the people tied to Suzette's affair.]]
* ForgedMessage: Valerie's sister is tricked outside at night by the wolf when he forges a letter from the boy she's in love with.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Some of the deaths in the film revolve around this trope.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: The grandma definitely doesn't look her age.
* HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler:Valerie and Peter]] during the end credits.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Father Auguste is killed by Solomon's men when he tries to stop them from killing Henry as he rescues Valerie, because he's visibly human.]]
* HotterAndSexier: The movie is pretty arguably a great example of this (as well as DarkerAndEdgier), what with all the bondage-gear pseudo-medieval clothing and rolling about in the snow.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Valerie's mother. Remember her advice to Valerie about learning to love the person you're arranged to marry? Though this is more understandable by the end, when [[spoiler:this resulted in her daughter and lover getting killed]]. She doesn't want Valerie to make her mistake.
* IAmSpartacus: [[spoiler:The town, after being so willing to sacrifice Valerie, suddenly pull this as Valerie relents and offers herself to the Wolf. The Wolf cannot get to her before the sun rises, and it's forced to flee]]. May also double as a MustMakeAmends moment, as [[spoiler:Valerie's friend initiates the defense, and she is the one who outs Valerie's secret in the first place.]]
* IncestIsRelative: Very minor, but still important.
* InterspeciesRomance: Werewolves and their normal human partners.
* ImAHumanitarian: [[spoiler:Valerie is tricked into eating her grandmother's remains.]]
* JumpScare: Twice by the Wolf. The first one happens in a mountain cave. The second one right after the end credits.
* KnightTemplar: Father Solomon.
* LargeHam / HamAndCheese: Gary Oldman seems to be having a lot of fun with his role as Father Solomon.
* LesYay: When Valerie is trying to get Peter's attention during the dancing and festivities, she does it by pulling her friend Prudence onto the dancefloor and doing some rather...suggestive moves with her.
* LittleRedFightingHood: Valerie is not an ActionGirl but she's still pretty fearless and {{badass}}.
* MagicPants: It's implied that when someone transforms into a werewolf, their clothing disappears, and reappears when they turn back into human.
* TheMiddleAges: The film takes place in the 1300s.
* MissingTrailerScene: Valerie breathing heavily and saying "What big eyes you have" before looking up and then closing her eyes as the Wolf growls and breathes on her.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Everyone in the film speaks with an American accent, except for Father Solomon and his two African guards.
** Rare example here since Henry's actor has a British accent and you can't tell him from the rest of the Americans.
* OnceMoreWithClarity: Key scenes are shown twice at the end after everything is explained by the Wolf's true identity.
* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler:Henry]], despite the fact that he should have suffered ''at least'' [[spoiler:a punctured lung]], is walking around fine and dandy the very next day, without even a courtesy dressing.
* OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent:
** One can only be turned into a werewolf if they are bitten by one during the Blood Moon.
** [[spoiler:Only those that are in their bloodline can understand what they say. Everyone else hears only growls.]]
** If someone gets lycanthropy from his parent, then as a werewolf he'll be more powerful than said parent.
* PersonWithTheClothing
* PreviewsPulse: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM8V3cHdSC4 Its trailers use the pulse of a horn.]]
* QuickNip: Cesaire is constantly seen tipping back his flask. No one seems to care. During the celebration, he has a little too much and is found passed out next to his vomit. Only Valerie does something about it.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The Wolf talks like he could be Peter, and Valerie's grandmother is really creepy.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Valerie's father is the Big Bad Wolf. Werewolves run in the family.]]
* SceneryPorn
* ShadowDiscretionShot: When Valerie arrives in her grandmother's house, she sees what looks like the Wolf's shadow in the curtains. [[spoiler:It indeed was him.]]
* ShootTheDog:
** The Captain's brother, because he had been bitten, and [[spoiler:Father Solomon, for the same reason.]]
** Arguably, [[spoiler:the death of Cesaire, Valerie's father who was the Wolf.]]
* ShoutOut:
** To fellow folk tale "PeterAndTheWolf".
** Peter resembles [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]] somewhat.
** In the celebration scene when the villagers think they've killed the Wolf, a man with a wolf mask pretends to blow over three people wearing pig masks, saying he's going to "blow their house down"...
** As well as many Shout Outs from different versions of the fairy tale.
** Henry Lazar's name and introduction are taken from Fiddler on the Roof.
** Father Solomon's backstory is taken from a horror novella.
* SnowMeansDeath
* SpikesOfDoom: The trees, and many edges of the local architecture.
* SpottingTheThread: Used twice. [[spoiler:The first time is a fake-out, the second time is for real... but by then you don't need the thread.]]
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: The Wolf.
* SurpriseIncest: [[spoiler: Valerie's sister Lucy loves Henry, who turns out to be her half-brother. This may explain why her mother arranged a marriage between Henry and Valerie instead of her. [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Add that Henry ''is actually'' in love with Valerie.]] ]]
* TakingTheBullet: Or more specifically, "projectile silver stake".
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Peter.
* TokenRomance: Averted for providing the movie with plot points.
* TooDumbToLive / TooHappyToLive: The villagers, who are so stubborn, they refuse to believe Father Solomon's explanations that they didn't kill the right wolf, and they celebrate their victory outside at the most inappropriate time.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailers seem to hint that [[spoiler:Peter is the werewolf that's killing everyone. This happens not to be the case.]]
* {{Uberwald}}: But of course.
* WeirdMoon: The Blood Moon.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Father Solomon. To the hilt.
* XMeetsY: The film is ''Film/TheCompanyOfWolves'' mixed with elements from ''Film/SleepyHollow'', ''TheVillage'' and ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Suzette's affair with Henry's father is the reason why Cesaire even starts the whole [[BuffySpeak murderous-rampage-kill-people-and-get-revenge-thing]].]]
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