5 Horrifying Folktales from 1980s Childrens’ Books

I work at the public library, and occasionally my duties involve culling books that have either been circulated too often or not recently enough to keep them around anymore. While pulling fairy tale books, I noticed a few of these were quite disturbing, which launched this listicle in my mind.  5. The Monster and theContinue reading “5 Horrifying Folktales from 1980s Childrens’ Books”

‘Return to Oz’: Way Creepier than ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (review)

It’s six months after Dorothy (Fairuza Balk) returned from Oz (actually forty-six years in real time). Dorothy can’t shut up about her wonderful adventures in Oz, which earns her a trip to the local sanitarium for shock treatment. After escaping, Dorothy wakes up back in Oz, this time with her chicken Billina (voiced by DeniseContinue reading “‘Return to Oz’: Way Creepier than ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (review)”