Soundtrack Sound Off: Fever Ray song “The Wolf” in Red Riding Hood
The next film by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, Red Riding Hood (out now!), features a song by Fever Ray, or Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife, titled “The Wolf,” which perfectly demonstrates the dark, sexy twist on the fairy tale remake. This song is haunting, ghoulish, and even a little off-putting towards the end. Watching the trailer for Red Riding Hood paired with the song makes it very clear that this movie is turning the relatively harmless children’s story into a straight-up thriller with a much more sinister and mysterious plot. Fever Ray’s banshee-like repetition of “oooooooh” throughout the song admittedly gave me the goosebumps and set the tone for a suspenseful movie full of subtle violence and dramatic thrills. No one does banshee beats quite like Karin.