There is a long history of fairy tales as vehicles to warn children of danger. Most of the versions of these stories we know today have been vastly sanitized from their original forms. As it turns out, some of our favorite stories as adults are often the ones that terrified us as children, so perhaps our ancestors were on to something. Why is that?

Brandon McNulty (M), Adam-Troy Castro, Beth Dawkins, Matthew LaWall-Shane, Alex Irvine

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