Strange, Dark Fairytales


To call something a fairytale is, often, to deride it for being optimistic and impractical. A happily-ever-after for one's life is a childish dream. But those who would judge fairytales as the work of wide-eyed dreamers are missing -- or have forgotten -- that the roots of modern horror are planted in the rich soil of those old fairy stories. And there, at the intersection of the sublime and horrific, lie some great truths about human experience. Let's talk about the darkness of fairytales.

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