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Top 10 Fairy Tales/Horror Films Examples by ARTIST-SRF Top 10 Fairy Tales/Horror Films Examples by ARTIST-SRF
Here's my filled out version of my previous meme. [link]

#10.) The Pied Piper- If you're familiar with that story, you'd know that it's a story of a stranger in clothes of many different colors who plays his pipe to lure the mice out of the village. But when the mayor refuses to pay him a big amount of money, the piper plays another haunting tune which lures all the children into a secret cave. So basically, that's a pretty good reason to make this a horror film.

#9.) Little Red Riding Hood- Well I saw the recent Little Red Riding Hood and it was cheesey like the Twilight Saga. I also saw it in this Fear Net movie called Chillerama and it was also lousy. But still making this classic story about a girl who gets attacked by a wolf into a horror film is a great idea. Like remember that bit from the Brother's Grim story where the wolf tries to seduce Red?

#8.) Hansel and Gretal- Seriously, it's about two lost kids and a witch who fattens them up for dinner. How scary can you get with that? Of course, there's the film, Hansel and Gretle: Witch Hunters in development, but idea sounds kinda cheesey. I think they should just stick to the original story, but add some violence and gore to it.

#7.) Beauty and The Beast- The first time I heard the story was watching the Disney version and that scared the piss out of me. With the gothic castle, spooky forest, and savage beast, makes another good idea to do a horror movie on it. In fact, the story has inspired the creators of King Kong and Creature From The Black Lagoon.

#6.) Jack and the Beanstalk- Know what you should find terrifing of this classic tale? It's The Giant! Sure there's this film that's also in development called Jack The Giant Killer, but it's an action flick. I mean have you even seen how stupid the trailer for that looks? I just think it would be cooler if it were a horror movie instead. There's lots of those kind of films that have giants play the killer like The Amazing Colossal Man.

#5.) Rumpelstiltskin- If you thought Leprechaun was scary take a look at this! In fact the creator of that horror film series made a film called Rumpelstiltskin as well. But it was dumb, it was all about the little bastard trying to steal a baby again, but in modern times. In fact the mother learns what his name is early on in the film, but dosen't say it till the end! How lame can you go with that? And once more, the actor who played the title character wasn't even a little person at all, he was just a tall guy who spent the entire film slouching. So hopefully, someone would remake this film, but follow the story with a much darker tone.

#4.) Pinocchio- Well as I said from my pic, I really didn't like the film, Pinocchio's Revenge. It wa a cheesey ripoff of Child's Play. I would like to just see a horror retake of the story, but just have Pinocchio attack the city for rejecting him like in Frankenstien. In fact Tim Burton and Gullimo Del Toro are battleing it out to see who could make a better Pinocchio remake.

#3.) The Princess And The Goblin- For those of you who may not be familiar with it unless you saw that Don Bluth cartoon, it's a story about a peasant boy who has to save a little princess from an army of evil goblins. I mean it's like Gremlins and Labrynth combined. But hey if this makes a horror movie, it will sure put the Troll series and Hobgoblins to shame.

#2.) Peter Pan- And you thought seeing Robin Willaims in tights was creepy. :XD: But seriously, have you ever thought that when Peter whisked Wendy and her brothers off to Neverland, it kinda counts as kidnapping? Makes sense. Although there's a film of that in development, it makes Captain Hook seem like the good guy, 'cause those filmakers have decided to make him into a police detective while Peter is abducting children in London. Personally, I think it would be cooler if maybe they also made Hook into a homicidal maniac who gets into a fight with Killer Pan. [link]

#1.) Sleeping Bauty- Ever since, the film Snow White: A Tale Of Terror, it made me think about a possible horror take on the classic Sleeping Bauty. Why not? Because in the original story there's an actual chapter where the princess gets raped while under the sleeping curse. Don't belive me? Then I suggest you read the story. Also Would any of you like to see the evil Maleficient as the killer? :iconevilgrin2plz:


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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Do folklore and mythology in general count?
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I guess so. 
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Great.
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Shark-Demon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankfully a few of these are actual horror movies.  One is The Asylum's version of Sleeping Beauty.  The other is a modern retelling of Hansel & Gretel.  Both aren't perfect but I feel they are overlooked.  They're currently available on Netflix.  As for Rumpelstiltskin, the closest thing to a horror movie I've seen is "Rumpelstiltskin The Graphic Novel by Martin Powell.  Which is a bit darker then I expected for something aimed at kids.
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ScorpioTammi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Great ideas - could you draw horror comics of these if you haven't already?

I think Hansel and Gretel was pretty cool... While it would be scarier with two kids about to get fried, it would also be harder to find convincing child actors...

As for Peter Pan.. The author originally wanted to make Pan out as the villain before Hook came along. In the original Peter Pan, he was the only one who didn't age, so he killed off his Lost Boys when they got too old. Or when there were too many of them. Or when he got bored, and switched sides in the middle of fights with Hook's pirates. Pan's pretty much a homicidal bastard of a kid, and that'd make a decent horror show.
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Well that does seem to work, but I don't take requests, sorry.
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
The history of Pinocchio was truly horrifying.  Here was a fairy tale written for children by someone who openly detested children!!!
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Wow, that's really messed up.
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GretS-FreedomRider Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you ever read Brom`s the Child thief ?
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
No, is it a good book?
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GretS-FreedomRider Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. If you are looking for a darker tale for Peter Pan or a Peter Pan like figure it`s one the better one.

The author is renowned dark fantasy artist Brom.

He add his own twist the Peter Pan folklore and some beautiful illustration as well.
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Wildshadow1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
H&G Witch Hunters was actually pretty good
and it definitely had enough blood/gore in it
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
What about the plot or the characters, are they well developed?
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Wildshadow1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
the plot is pretty interesting, and though the trailer depicts gretel getting kidnapped it doesn't happen till much later in the movie
it has a few suprises and the charaters are a lot of fun
"Jean Grey" as Muriel and "Hawkeye" as Hansel (this one killed me with happiness)
it has some really funny one liners, usually courtesy of smart ass Hansel
the only complaint I have is it was a bit more bloody/gory than it needed to be
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
These are all wonderful choices in fairytales. Speaking of which....you should see the tv series Grimm, it's got some really interesting takes on fairy tales.
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Okay, sure.
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
;)
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RoseHarmony Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Pied Piper - Could totally see that
Red Riding Hood - Saw that version with Amanda Seyfried, they could have done more with it . . . it just seemed to go too fast.
Hansel & Gretel - Yeah, Witch Hunters looks weird, though I think they're on the right track . . . sorta. There could be more.
Beauty & the Beast - Like Phantom of the Opera, with the monster actually getting the girl instead of the hunk. ;P But it's one of my favorite fairy tales of all time, so I'm not sure if I want too much change.
Jack & the Beanstalk - YES!! Fear the giant! Guess what, there was a TV movie about the descendants of Jack, and the giant was actually a good fellow instead of evil . . . which didn't make sense. Definitely want more of scary giants than sweet, misunderstood ones. UGH!
Rumpelstiltskin - Oooh . . . that would make a nice horror movie :D
Pinocchio - Eh, not so sure on this one, unless you want to make it more like Child's Play (which is being remade for 2014). Though, Pinocchiomon/Puppetmon (Digimon Adventure) was an interesting character.
Princess and the Goblin - The cartoon was creepy enough on its own, but not sure about the book, might have to look into that. But, it could make an interesting horror.
Peter Pan - . . . Nope
Sleeping Beauty - Sounds like an interesting twist, but not sure.
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
You know the other day, someone wrote to me a similar comment like this, but I have seen Jack and The Beanstalk: The Real Story. I just couldn't belive that the Henson company was in charge of that, and I loved Labrynth and The Dark Crystal.
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
That was because Brian Henson hated the original tale's questionable morals.
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I see. 
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
It's also interesting that you mentioned Jack and the Beanstalk.  I have my take on it in a plot synopsis, if you're interested:  jdailey1991.deviantart.com/art…


Also, what are your thoughts on the upcoming Maleficent movie?
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Well I would like to see the Maleficent movie.  I hope it will be a hit. 
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RoseHarmony Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I know, it seemed weird that they had to change the giant from being the evil creep into the gentle sweetheart. It made an interesting story, but not what I was looking for.
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
But what do you think of Jack The Giant Slayer?
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RoseHarmony Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I haven't seen that yet, so I can't say for sure. The trailer looks OK, but I've learned to not put too much trust in the trailer. ;)
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
That's how I feel too. I mean seriously these big boys make the Jolly Green Giant look scary. Just look at this early commercial. [link]
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RoseHarmony Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Yeah . . . that giant didn't look that friendly either. lol ;P
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paine86 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pied Piper- agreed
Red Riding Hood- done it twice
Hansel and Gretal-did it in Korea
Beauty and the Beast-I wish they would
Jack and the Beanstalk- Actually working on it.
Rumplstitskin- agreed
Pinocchio- I've read some scary retellings but in the end I gotta agree to disagree on that one.
Princess and the Goblin- Heard of a Play of a retelling but again agree to disagree
Peter Pan- Kinda can't see that one. Sorry
Sleeping Beauty-Agreed but If I had to pick the top. It would have to be Repunzal. I can easily see Mother Gothal as a soul snatching serial killer.
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Well if you agree differently, then I suggest you give this a try. [link]
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Roses-and-Feathers Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Well there was that surreal horror 80s movie 'A company of wolves' which was a dark horror fantasy about being wary of the opposite gender as we grow up. It's one of my favourite 80s fantasy flicks.
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I didn't know that. I'll have to check it out.
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REDrosesutcliff17 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
oh and you know 10 there is like a creepy pasta of that story almost but it's pokemon version I think it's hypno or anything like that poem and it said it lures children to a cave like the guy in that story
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MAGANNEAL Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
DID U KNOW THAT THERE IS A NEW MOVIE OF HONSIAL AND GRETLE COMING OUT! I DON'T KNOW WHEN BUT THEY SAID IT. AND JUST NEED TO KNOW SO I CAN GO ON WITH THIS STORY HERE DID THERE PARENTS LEAVE THEM IN THE FORST? I CAN NOT REMEMBER.
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Well yes, I just said that in my description. And the parents didn't just leave them in the forest, Hansel and Gretle just got lost in fear of their stepmother.
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MAGANNEAL Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OK SO I AM GUESSING U HAVE HEAR OF THAT NEW MOVIE? :D
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ARTIST-SRF Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Yes, you guessed it.
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MAGANNEAL Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D YEAH
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