Father Solomon (Gary Oldman, Air Force One) is the villagers’ only hope. When he arrives things get more complicated for he reveals they’re dealing with a werewolf, who likely lives among them. Suspicion makes everyone uneasy, and soon enough, during a blood moon, the monster appears again to claim more lives.
There are great costumes in this movie; Valerie’s red cape looks stunning against the wintery landscape. The only resemblance this film has to the folk tale is when Valerie has a nightmare about her grandmother (Julie Christie, Away from Her). Despite its twisted and surprising ending, this gothic tale confuses rather than provides an alternative version to the story.