The whole mess starts when a little girl named Beth is sent to visit her grandmother. Somewhere along the way, she encounters Louis Le Bon, a mysterious young man who asks Beth several questions and generously offers her a lollipop. After learning the girl's destination, Le Bon decides to get there first. Posing as the young girl, he briefly tricks grandma into thinking he's Beth. Before long, she learns his true identity but, by then, it's too late. Le Bon brutally murders grandma and anxiously awaits his next victim. As expected, Beth walks right into his trap. But right when all hope appears to be lost, things take an unexpected turn.
A Wicked Tale is Singaporean filmmaker Tzang Merwyn Tong's bizarre re-working of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. Presented in a chilling style that combines the silent-era revivalism of Guy Maddin with the sadistic horror of Audition-era Takashi Miike, this puzzling, low-budget oddity should get a reaction out of even the most jaded horror fan. Tong doesn't communicate in conventional horror language. Instead, he creates an amalgam of moods—innocence, seductiveness, surrealism and terror—that helps put the grim back in Grimm.
Winner, Gold Remi Award, 2005 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
Hosted by director Tzang Merwyn Tongwebsite
Director: Tzang Merwyn Tong
Screenplay: Tzang Merwyn Tong
Cast: Evelyn Maria Ng, Johan Ydstrand, Wolf Danker, Catherine Sng
Producers: Selvam Dass, Armen Rizal Rahman