5 Fairytales Much Too Disturbing For Kids
1. Little Red Riding Hood
In the earliest versions of Little Red Riding Hood, which can be traced back to the 10th century, the wolf kills the old lady and leaves her flesh on the dining room table. After the little girl unwittingly cannibalizes her own grandmother, the wolf asks her to take off her clothes and climb into bed; which is where he eats her and the story ends. In the Middle Ages when a girl lost her virginity she was said to have “seen the wolf” — a phrase which stemmed from this highly explicit version. Although the wolf represents a sexual predator in contemporary takes on the story, they tend to be slightly less graphic.