Monday, January 4, 2016

5 Fairy Tale Movies for Adults

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I know it is the new year and I should have a post about my Reads of 2015 or my New Year's Writing Resolutions or my Reading List for 2016. I know this. But . . . I am still so darn hung up on fairy tales!

But we have to ask ourselves: Are there any fairy tales suitable for adults (not Disney-fied to death)?

Check out these trailers for five very adult fairy tales, and tell me what you think about them in the comments below.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.

Sit by the fire and enjoy this 25th Anniversary edition for $9.82 (US).

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. -

I would personally recommend this amazing Guillermo del Toro film.

Snag the film for $7.99 (US).

Ondine (2009)

An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie. -

You can get the DVD for $6.74 (US).

The Company of Wolves (1984)

A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine and she has a disturbing dream involving wolves which appears to take place in the woods visible from her bedroom window. -

A little more expensive because it is older, but $19.38 (US) isn't a horrible price for this '80s movie.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. -

Grab the DVD for $9.99 (US).

Bonus film

Hanna (2011)

A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. -

Snuggle up with the Blu-Ray version for $9.89 (US).

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