I can remember being read the classic fairy tales by my mother. I remember my love for Snow White and the handsome prince that would come rescue her.
As a child, I couldn’t wait to read the next fairytale spin-off and of course the classic animated movies took up most of my free time.
About a decade later, these classic fairy tales are still just as popular as before. However, the cinema in particular has taken a sudden new interest in these story lines.
Of course the re-invention of age-old fairy tales is hardly new, but recently these love stories have been recreated into more twisted, dark movies. In order to fit the interests of young adults, these movies have taken out the innocent cartoons in exchange for sex, violence, and satirical humor.
The most recent production is that of “Red Riding Hood,” a production by Twilight’s Catherine Hardwick in which a teenage romance triangle is twisted in with the fairy tale’s gruesome wolf character.
Alongside little red riding hood is a twist of Beauty and the Beast entitled “Beastly.” This is the story of a shallow young man who is taught a lesson after he is turned into an ugly “beast” and forced to find love. In addition, three different features of “Snow White” will be entering the big screen, ranging from an action flick to a dark comedy.
Each twist of classic fairy tales is hoping to bring much revenue as well, so hop on your horse-drawn carriage and come watch!