“Dark” or “modern” interpretations of fairy tales are not a new thing. From the Fable comics to The Wolf Among Us to American McGee’s Alice to Once Upon A Time to a whole host of other adaptations, there is apparently money to be made in this twist on our childhood stories. They made Hansel and Gretel into a big-budget action movie, for crying out loud!
It’s amusing, because the original fairy tales themselves are plenty dark and uncomfortable on their own. Putting ‘modern’ spins on classic morality tales apparently means making them out and out disturbing. Another trend is to put the fairy tales in a shared universe, of sorts; like combining “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” with “Snow White and Rose Red."
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