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Grimm never looked so Good

November 23, 2013 Comments Off on Grimm never looked so Good

The Dead Prince – Strange Tree Group

DeadPrince-1Many people forget how dark fairy tales are supposed to be. They were made for instruction and nothing captures our attention quite like death, danger, and dismemberment. Nothing quite entertains us like that either. The Dead Prince dances nimbly across the border between light, humorous storytelling and chilling, bloody drama. It is a tale filled with love and affection for how “Once upon a time” invariably falls out, with the occasional self-aware tweak of wondering why it is invariable.

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