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* For the tropes, see RedRidingHoodReplica, LittleDeadRidingHood or LittleRedFightingHood.


* For the fairy tale, see ''LittleRedRidingHood.''
* For the movie, see ''Film/RedRidingHood''.

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* For the fairy tale, see ''LittleRedRidingHood.''
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* For the movie, see ''Film/RedRidingHood''.''Film/RedRidingHood''.
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For the fairy tale, see LittleRedRidingHood.

For the movie, see Film/RedRidingHood.

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* For the fairy tale, see LittleRedRidingHood.

''LittleRedRidingHood.''
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For the movie, see Film/RedRidingHood.''Film/RedRidingHood''.


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Red Riding Hood is a live-action re-imagining of [[LittleRedRidingHood the popular fairy tale]] directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring AmandaSeyfried in the titular role.

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 following tropes apply to this film:

* AdaptationExpansion
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Valerie with Peter.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The ending can be interpreted as this.
* ArrangedMarriage: Valerie and Henry.
* BeastAndBeauty
* BettyAndVeronica: Valerie is at the center of a LoveTriangle between the [[RebelliousSpirit rebel]] Peter (Veronica) and NiceGuy Henry (Betty).
* BigBadassWolf: The Wolf.
* TheBigBadWolf: Obviously.
* 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: 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.
* BloodlessCarnage: Averted very slightly. 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 [[{{Understatement}} overzealous]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist in his duties]].
* [[BurnTheWitch Sacrifice The Witch!]]: 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 HumanSacrifice.
** The "burn" part is also employed. [[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 handicapped 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.
* 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.]]
* ConspicuousCG: While not terribly animated, the werewolf is a digital creation.
* CostumePorn: Hoo, yeah.
* [[spoiler: DarkIsNotEvil]]: [[spoiler: Peter.]]
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Father Solomon. ''"A man bitten is a man cursed."'']]
** Also used as an IronicEcho.
* 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.
* EyesOfGold: The Wolf.
* FanService
* {{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.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: Some of the deaths in the film revolve around this trope.
* HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler: Valerie and Peter]] during the end credits.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Father Auguste tries to stop them from killing Henry as he rescues Valerie, because he's visibly human.]]
* 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 ResuscitateTheDog 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: Kind of averted since [[spoiler: Peter]] is a wolf once a month.
* 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.
* [[LadyInRed Lady In Red Hood]]
* LargeHam / HamAndCheese: Gary Oldman seems to be having a lot of fun with his role as Father Solomon.
* LesYay: Between Valerie and Roxanne. That dance sequence especially.
* 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.
* NovelizationFirst: A novelization of the film was released 1-2 months in advance. Notable for pissing a lot of people off for not including the ending of the movie in the novel.
* OnceMoreWithClarity: Key scenes are showed 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.]]
* PersonWithTheClothing
* 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.
* 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.]]
* ShoutOut:
** To fellow folk tale ''PeterAndTheWolf''.
** 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 fairytale.
* 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.]]
* 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.]]
** [[spoiler: Sorta...]]
* {{Uberwald}}: But of course.
* UnfortunateImplication: [[spoiler: The last shot of the movie gave some hints of bestiality.]]
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Valerie and Peter.
* WeirdMoon: The Blood Moon.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Father Solomon.
* XMeetsY: The film is ''TheCompanyOfWolves'' mixed with elements from ''SleepyHollow'', ''TheVillage'' and ''{{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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Red Riding Hood is a live-action re-imagining of [[LittleRedRidingHood
For the popular fairy tale]] directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring AmandaSeyfried in tale, see LittleRedRidingHood.

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the titular role.

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 following tropes apply to this film:

* AdaptationExpansion
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Valerie with Peter.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The ending can be interpreted as this.
* ArrangedMarriage: Valerie and Henry.
* BeastAndBeauty
* BettyAndVeronica: Valerie is at the center of a LoveTriangle between the [[RebelliousSpirit rebel]] Peter (Veronica) and NiceGuy Henry (Betty).
* BigBadassWolf: The Wolf.
* TheBigBadWolf: Obviously.
* 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: 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.
* BloodlessCarnage: Averted very slightly. 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 [[{{Understatement}} overzealous]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist in his duties]].
* [[BurnTheWitch Sacrifice The Witch!]]: 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 HumanSacrifice.
** The "burn" part is also employed. [[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 handicapped 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.
* 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.]]
* ConspicuousCG: While not terribly animated, the werewolf is a digital creation.
* CostumePorn: Hoo, yeah.
* [[spoiler: DarkIsNotEvil]]: [[spoiler: Peter.]]
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Father Solomon. ''"A man bitten is a man cursed."'']]
** Also used as an IronicEcho.
* 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.
* EyesOfGold: The Wolf.
* FanService
* {{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.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: Some of the deaths in the film revolve around this trope.
* HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler: Valerie and Peter]] during the end credits.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Father Auguste tries to stop them from killing Henry as he rescues Valerie, because he's visibly human.]]
* 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 ResuscitateTheDog 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: Kind of averted since [[spoiler: Peter]] is a wolf once a month.
* 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.
* [[LadyInRed Lady In Red Hood]]
* LargeHam / HamAndCheese: Gary Oldman seems to be having a lot of fun with his role as Father Solomon.
* LesYay: Between Valerie and Roxanne. That dance sequence especially.
* 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.
* NovelizationFirst: A novelization of the film was released 1-2 months in advance. Notable for pissing a lot of people off for not including the ending of the movie in the novel.
* OnceMoreWithClarity: Key scenes are showed 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.]]
* PersonWithTheClothing
* 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.
* 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.]]
* ShoutOut:
** To fellow folk tale ''PeterAndTheWolf''.
** 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 fairytale.
* 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.]]
* 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.]]
** [[spoiler: Sorta...]]
* {{Uberwald}}: But of course.
* UnfortunateImplication: [[spoiler: The last shot of the movie gave some hints of bestiality.]]
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Valerie and Peter.
* WeirdMoon: The Blood Moon.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Father Solomon.
* XMeetsY: The film is ''TheCompanyOfWolves'' mixed with elements from ''SleepyHollow'', ''TheVillage'' and ''{{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]].]]
movie, see Film/RedRidingHood.


* [[XMeetsY X Meets Y, Z, A, and B]]: The film is ''TheCompanyOfWolves'' mixed with elements from ''SleepyHollow'', ''TheVillage'' and ''{{Twilight}}''.

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* [[XMeetsY X Meets Y, Z, A, and B]]: XMeetsY: The film is ''TheCompanyOfWolves'' mixed with elements from ''SleepyHollow'', ''TheVillage'' and ''{{Twilight}}''.


** There is also a scene being based on The Neil Gaiman version of Little Red Riding Hood [[spoiler:with the part were the wolf kills Valerie's Grandmother and tricks Valerie into eating her grandmother's meat]]

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** There is also a scene being based on The Neil Gaiman version As well as many Shout-Outs from different versions of Little Red Riding Hood [[spoiler:with the part were the wolf kills Valerie's Grandmother and tricks Valerie into eating her grandmother's meat]]fairytale.



* TakingTheBullet: Or more specifically, "projectile silver stake."

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* TakingTheBullet: Or more specifically, "projectile silver stake."stake".

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* {{Uberwald}}: But of course.

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** There is also a scene being based on The Neil Gaiman version of Little Red Riding Hood [[spoiler:with the part were the wolf kills Valerie's Grandmother and tricks Valerie into eating her grandmother's meat]]


** Also used as an ironic echo.

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** Also used as an ironic echo.IronicEcho.



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[GaryOldman Sirus Black]] is hunting Werewolves? [[HarryPotter Isn't he best friends with one?]]

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** Also used as an ironic echo.


* HeyIt'sThatGuy: [[GaryOldman Sirus Black]] is hunting Werewolves? [[HarryPotter Isn't he best friends with one?]]

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* HeyIt'sThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy: [[GaryOldman Sirus Black]] is hunting Werewolves? [[HarryPotter Isn't he best friends with one?]]

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* HeyIt'sThatGuy: [[GaryOldman Sirus Black]] is hunting Werewolves? [[HarryPotter Isn't he best friends with one?]]


* XMeetsY: The film is ''TheCompanyOfWolves'' mixed with elements from ''SleepyHollow'', ''TheVillage'' and ''{{Twilight}}''.

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* XMeetsY: [[XMeetsY X Meets Y, Z, A, and B]]: The film is ''TheCompanyOfWolves'' mixed with elements from ''SleepyHollow'', ''TheVillage'' and ''{{Twilight}}''.''{{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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