‘Tale of Tales:’ Medieval fairy tales more gruesome than the Grimms

'Tale of Tales'

Just as there are rules for making a good mixtape, so too are there rules when it comes to making a good dark fantasy/horror movie. Granted, I’m a bit of a Bilbo when it comes to this genre in that I’m stepping out of my comfort zone, but I’ve learned a few things thus far.

Save for “Pan’s Labyrinth,” which gave an excellent visual of what was going on, I’ve felt like I opened a book at someone else’s dog-eared page and just started reading, spending the first 30 minutes trying to figure out what the heck is going on.