In a haunted forest, Little Red Riding Hood, Tom Thumb, and their animal friends fight an evil witch and her monsters, including a vampire.
“Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters” is a treasure of dark fantasy. If K. Gordon Murray had released only this one film during his entire career, his status as cult film god would be secured. As it is, this amazing, stupefying film stands as the shining jewel in Murray's crown as "King of the Kiddie Matinee".
Of course, much credit must be given to the original production. “Caperucita y Pulgarcito Contra Los Monstruos” is more bizarre, imaginative, harrowing and grotesque than any other film ever made expressly for children. The hybrid of wacky fairy tale and gothic horror movie has never been done as successfully as in this stunning film. Played almost entirely like a horror film, with scenes that still shock and unnerve today, this amazingly grim fairy tale must have scared the pants off of little Mexican kids during its original release.
Directed by Roberto Rodriguez / Color / 82 minutes / iPod-ready MP4 file / Includes bonus cartoon, "Red Riding Hood".