Tuesday, January 31, 2012

10 Totally Psychotic Fairy Tales that Hollywood Should Film Next

Ford's One-Handed Girl

This is fun: 10 Totally Psychotic Fairy Tales that Hollywood Should Film Next. I'm not going to list them all here since the authors actually did some homework and found some nice, grim tales for their list.

Everybody knows that Hollywood has gone fairy-tale crazy. There are dueling Snow White movies and competing Beauty and the Beast shows, plus a ton of others. But eventually, they're going to run out of Disney-approved fairytales, and they're going to have to dig into... the weird stuff. You know, the ones where young girls get their hands chopped off and tons of cute animals kill each other. And we can't wait.

Okay, so The Girl Without Hands is one of their picks. You'll have to click through to see the rest.

Anyway, it's fun to play the game of what fairy tales should be made into movies. I'm just disappoint The Robber Bridegroom (or any Bluebeard variant) didn't make the list. It's not a movie I would personally want to see (I'm too much of a wimp) but it is a perfect film idea and deserves more recognition.


  1. I've always wanted to see a Disney version of Bluebeard in which Bluebeard gets to sing a song of why he murdered all his wives.

    I'm surprised this one wasn't selected either--it's clearly not child friendly.

  2. I read an article about true stories that inspired fairy tales (I wrote about Snow White on my blog). The story of Bluebeard was inspired by a real serial killer who murdered children not wives. I want to see a movie about Morrigan, the Celtic goddess of war and Cuchulain (She falls in love with a brave warrior and warns him of his very violent death). It may be more of a myth than a fairy tale, but still a great movie idea.

  3. There are so many tales out there that they could still make movies about the ones that aren't crazy and violent. "How Six Men Got on in the World" for instance. Love that story and don't know why it doesn't get much play in other media