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There’s a new Disney Tinkerbell movie on the way, The Pirate Fairy, and it’s just been announced that Tom Hiddleston will be taking on the part of Cabin Boy James, the boy who grew up to be Captain Hook. The story focuses on Zarina, a dust-keeper pixie, played by Christina Hendricks, looking to break out of her category. Unsurprisingly, things don’t go as smoothly as Zarina would like and she needs her fairy friends to rescue her.

Fairy tales are as old as the hills but the original fairy stories were frequently much darker than Disney interpretations. Here’s a selection of fairy tale movies for those who like their fairy stories hard core.

Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls stars Emma Caulfield, who first made her name as vengeance demon Anya in TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She plays Caitlin Greene, a girl whose younger brother is afraid of the dark – and with good reason.

They live in Darkness Falls, where, legend has it, a wealthy widow, Matilda Dixon, used to live there, giving gifts and money when children lost a tooth, leading her to be nicknamed ‘Tooth Fairy.’ However, after a fire leaves her scarred and with a sensitivity to light, she becomes a recluse, wearing a mask and only going out at night.

Although she is still popular with the children, the adult townsfolk become suspicious of her and when two children disappear, she is blamed for their abduction. An angry mob hangs her, only to find the two children unharmed after she dies. Too late for the town, she curses them with her dying breath and becomes a real Tooth Fairy, haunting children who lose their baby teeth.

Caulfield’s attempt to break into the world of movies didn’t go too brilliantly. The film was universally slated by the critics and although it didn’t do too badly at the box office, unlike the tooth fairy in the movie, it hardly set the world of cinema on fire.

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