The 7 Creepiest Fairy Tales We All Know

There have always been movies that put a clever spin on a fairy tale to make it creepy and dark. But most of the famous fairy tales we all know were fairly horrifying in their original versions. One of the seven tales is Little Red Riding Hood.

This classic went through a few revisions before it became the staple of bedtime stories around the world. In the bloodiest version, there is no hunter that saves the day and the evil wolf is actually a werewolf (but not the type to fall in love with.) After killing and dressing himself up as grandmother, the werewolf feeds bits and pieces of the deceased to Red Riding Hood. Eventually she sees through the disguise and finds a way to escape. But it’s pretty safe to say that Red Riding Hood probably had some issues to deal with after that incident.


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It is our imagination that makes these tales "horrifying". As a child I never thought that these stories were in any way too cruel (and, being German, I was told the original version. No Walt Disney there...). As an adult I do see the spookiness in the tales.
There is an whole scientific branch (Psychology) researching the effects of (cruel) fairy-tales on children and they found out that kids need these stories. No,not necessarily the Walt Disney versions (it is quite terrifying to me, each time they start singing).

Originally the Brother Grimm-Tales were intended for adults (in times before TV) and got understood quite differently (more symbolically) than today.
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