The fairy tales you grew up with have changed a lot in the hundreds of years of their existence. Because even the Disney versions feature their share of danger, death and abusive behavior. But they’ve got nothing on the originals. The original versions of most fairy tales are dark. Like really, really dark. So here are some especially dark fairy tales that you probably still love today. But only because you don’t realize how much more twisted those stories were in the first place.
In Disney’s beautifully animated adaptation of Sleeping Beauty from 1959 Princess Aurora falls into a deep sleep after pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel. Worst birthday present ever! Don’t worry about her though, a handsome prince that she just happened to have a woodland dance party with earlier in the day comes to her rescue and wakes her with a sweet and gentle kiss. Cute!