Vote For The Creepiest Fairy Tale Now!

The girl chased by a hungry wolf who kills and then disguises himself as her grandmother?  The kids being lured into a candy house so they can be eaten by a witch?  The poor girl being forced to live as a slave for her evil step mother (um, where’s your Dad in all this, Cindy?), only to get some sweet revenge in the end?

Vote below, or send us your pick for the creepiest fairy tale (even the name “fairy tale” is kinda creepy, isn’t it?).

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  1. Christine

    7 years ago

    It had to be The Red Shoes. When her feet won’t stop dancing in the red ballet shoes – the cobbler cuts off her feet and they dance off into the woods, still in the red shoes of course!

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    • Dave

      7 years ago

      Christine, I never heard of this (thank God) but it sounds REALLY horrifying. For the record, I think cobblers are kinda creepy too.

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  2. praymont

    7 years ago

    The Willful Child (a Grimm’s tale) at http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm117.html . A concise lesson involving mom, God, death, coming back from the grave, and a beating.

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    • Dave

      7 years ago

      Praymont, I never heard of that one but I love it! I’ll start reading it to my kids as soon as possible (as punishment, naturally).

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  3. Phoebe

    7 years ago

    Humpty Dumpty is very creepy… It’s about a humanoid egg who fell off a brick wall and died… creepy!

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  4. Aly

    7 years ago

    Phoebe- humpty dupmty was made into an egg in the alice in wonderland tales. It was never said to be an egg in the original rhyme.

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  5. Cheri

    7 years ago

    I agree, the Red Shoes and the Willful Child are both equally the creepiest fairy tales I’ve ever heard.

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  6. gerard

    5 years ago

    Has to be Hansel and Gretel. I re-read it recently and was shocked by how incredibly savage it is. I don’t think such evil towards children would ever be published today, fairy tale or not.

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David BickelBesides being one of the world’s most respected creepiologists, David Bickel is a writer and producer who has been working in television since Clinton was president. His credits include “Hiller and Diller” starring Richard Lewis and Kevin Nealon, and a nine-year stint on the Emmy-nominated show “The King of Queens.” He is currently working on the series he developed, “Motorcity” for the Walt Disney Company.