Red Riding Hood parents guide

Red Riding Hood

Overall D+

A small village is terrorized by a werewolf that prowls through the town at night looking for human prey. But the arrival of a famous hunter causes more strain among the citizens when they discover the wolf takes a human form during the day and could be any one of them. This movie stars Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas and Gary Oldman.

Release date March 11, 2011

Violence D+
Sexual Content C
Profanity B
Substance Use C

Why is Red Riding Hood rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Red Riding Hood PG-13 for violence and creature terror, and some sensuality.

Run Time: 98 minutes

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Red Riding Hood
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Red Riding Hood rated PG-13? Red Riding Hood is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence and creature terror, and some sensuality.

Violence: Children trap and prepare to kill an animal by slitting its neck with a knife. Numerous dead bodies are seen throughout the film, along with one that is laid out in a home in preparation of burial. Soldiers use weapons to fight the beast and to keep the locals in line. Severed limbs are seen on several occasions, as are bloody injuries. During attacks, men and animals are tossed, slashed and killed by the werewolf. Characters are frequently beaten, whipped, shot with arrows, stabbed and placed into a large oven-like torture chamber. A man pulls at and eats raw meat. A girl is taunted before being placed on a sacrificial altar where other animals have also been killed. Characters cut into a dead man’s chest and later stitch it closed with a bloody needle before dumping him in a lake.

Sexual Content: A couple kisses passionately and begins to undress. Later they are involved in a sex scene with bare shoulders and backs. Characters engage in seductive dancing along with brief sexual innuendo.

Language: Taunting, name-calling and terms of Deity are used in this script.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Men imbibe often in a tavern. One man drinks frequently from a flask. Characters become intoxicated and one falls into a drunken stupor. Villagers also share a toast to a successful hunt.

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Red Riding Hood
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence.
Ontario PG Not Recommended For Children, Sexual Content, Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Red Riding Hood"

Cast and Crew

Red Riding Hood is directed by Catherine Hardwicke and stars Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Red Riding Hood movie is June 14, 2011. Here are some details…

Red Riding Hood releases to home video on June 14, 2011.

Red Riding Hood on DVD

-Theatrical cut of movie (98 min.)

Red Riding Hood on Blu-ray (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

- Extended Cut of movie (100 min.)

- Alternate Ending

- Secrets Behind the Red Cloak - PIP w/ C. Hardwicke, A. Seyfried, S. Fernandez and M. Irons

- Reinvention of Red Riding Hood

- Red Riding Hood’s Men

- Making of the Score

- Before the Fur…Making of the CG Wolf

- Casting Tapes - Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons

- Rehearsals - The Dance, The Festival and The Wolf Attack

- Music Video: The Wolf by Fever Ray

- Music Video: Just a Fragment of You by Anthony Gonzalez of M8

- Red Riding Hood in 73 seconds

- Easter Egg: The Wolf Goes to a Hamlet Audition

- Deleted Scenes

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An isolated group of 18th century fundamentalists are haunted by a mysterious creature that keeps the townsfolk from venturing into the forest until an emergency drives a blind girl from the safety of The Village. Werewolves have gained a new surge of popularity thanks to the teen romance Twilight (Catherine Hardwicke directed the first movie in that franchise as well as this horror flick.). Hugh Jackman plays a hunter on the trail of werewolves, ogres and other things that go bump in the night in Van Helsing.For a more lighthearted take at this fairytale, check out Hoodwinked.