Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Fairy Tales

Some of you love it. Some of you hate it. Some of you think it is not scary at all, while others are terrified. Some of you think it is cheap and everything is flat because we couldn't afford realistic props and set pieces and that we bought our masks from Ricky's while others see the artistry and understand we made a style choice and that many great artists painted the whole thing from top to bottom like it was there own twisted canvas and that our masks were actually hand sculpted and then set in plastic after each unique mask was crafted around the actors face. Some if you see this.

When you make a haunted house the way i do some people are gonna love it some are not. I don't make them with the sole idea of how can I scare them at every turn. I can make that house easy. In fact I have in the Bronx with Nightmare Z-Day. It's a complete scarefest with zombies everywhere. No question Fairy Tales has greater artistic aspirations. For better or worse. I get it. I do love it personally, but to appease our bloodthirsty audience we have added a bevy of new scares this week and will continue to do so through Halloween.

But one thing that I want everyone to "get" are the fairy tales that are portrayed. I don't believe they have actually been enunciated anywhere. Until now. Here are the Fairy Tales you will encounter the moment you walk through the door (in way or another. Some are just referenced or are installations in the lobby or are just represented by one of it's characters floating around):

The Little Match Girl
Little Miss Muffet
Hansel and Gretel
Snow White
Little Red Riding Hood
The Boy Who Left Home to Learn About Fear
Billy Goats Gruff
Blue Beard
Red Shoes
The Boy Who Cried Wolf

There you have it. I actually got one email that said "how's this about Fairy Tales? I didn't see a single fairy tale?" um, okay, gonna be hard to appease that one. Pretty hard to escape realizing that, but just in case, now you know what they are.


Crystal said...

Oh man, I missed Goldilocks, Little Miss Muffet and The Little Match Girl. The Blue Beard room and Pinnochio ones were the most freaky for me, I think. Loved the costumes and set design and the shadow puppet play was a nice touch.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I was wondering if you could reveal where Bluebeard and Goldilocks were and what happens because I missed those two. Thank you.