A Wicked Tale

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A Wicked Tale
A Wicked Tale FilmPoster.jpeg
A Wicked Tale poster, 2005
Directed by Tzang Merwyn Tong
Written by Tzang Merwyn Tong
  • Evelyn Maria Ng
  • Johan Ydstrand
  • Wolf Danker
  • Catherine Sng
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
45 minutes
Country Singapore

A Wicked Tale is a 2005 Singaporean experimental short film written and directed by Tzang Merwyn Tong. The film premiered to at the 34th Rotterdam International Film Festival.

This low-budget film is a dark reimagining of the Little Red Riding Hood fable. Critics[who?] have compared it to the work of Takashi Miike and Guy Maddin. It has received equal amounts of praise and criticism for its strange storyline, surreal imagery, and psycho-eccentric visual treatment. A Wicked Tale was released in its uncut version on DVD in December 2005 in Singapore along with INRI studio's debut film, e'TZAINTES.

It won a Gold Remi Award at the 2005 WorldFest in Houston, US.[1]


Beth, a curious little girl with a fascination for the forbidden meets a mysterious stranger in the woods, she suddenly becomes aware of her own sexuality. Like all teenagers, she wants to know how far she can go before she makes her escape. Gingerly, she flirts along, allowing herself to be manipulated by her seducer, thinking that she can shy away from his bestial intentions unscathed...



A Wicked Tale made its world premiere at the 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam[2] and was selected to be the closing night film of the 2005 Montreal Fantasia International Film Festival.[3] Its Asian premiere was at the 18th Singapore International Film Festival.[4]

It has since become a cult film.[5]


  1. ^ "WorldFest Winners 2005". WorldFest.org. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  2. ^ "A Wicked Tale". International Film Festival Rotterdam. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Special guests". Fantasia International Film Festival. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  4. ^ Osborne, Magz (2005-04-03). "S'pore fest confronts censors". Variety. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  5. ^ Tan, Dylan (2015-05-22). "Taking an alternate route". Business Times. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 

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