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Familiar fairy tale characters: Little Red Riding Hood, big bad wolf, grandmother
Copyright © 2009, The Los Angeles Times
Jan. 24, 2013
Why it's not for kids: On the surface, this lurid B movie involving gangs, serial killers and women in prison has very little to do with the Grimms' fairy tales. But the main character is indeed on her way to grandmother's house (or trailer) and runs afoul of the big bad wolf (in this case, it's a serial killer named Bob Wolverton). Abuse, prostitution, murder and suicide may have been themes in the Grimms' darker tales, but they're not common in the modern-day adaptations -- especially ones aimed at little kids. This thriller could be said to be "loosely" based on Little Red Riding Hood.