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7 Disney Movies Based On Deeply Disturbing, Horrifying Books

3 Dec

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[NOTE: I originally wrote this story for ETonline.com, where it was first published]

 With the live, musical stage production of Peter Pan airing on NBC on Thursday, and the recent release of the trailer for the upcoming adventure drama Pan – a re-imagined live-action version of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale – it seems that America is once again experiencing full-blown Peter Pandemonium.

And why not? It’s fun for the whole family, right? On the surface, Peter Pan is about a young boy leading his friends on the adventure of a lifetime. Like most children’s stories, it’s a cherished morality tale that teaches kids a lesson while keeping them entertained.

And, like most beloved children’s stories, the familiar tale of Peter Pan is based on a book full of horrible murder and deeply traumatizing acts of depravity. Seriously, children’s stories are messed up. To show you what we mean, here are seven beloved (Disney-adapted) tales of fun and adventure that are based on some of the most shocking, horrifying stories imaginable…

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Rick Baker Finally Reveals ‘Night Skies’ Aliens

27 May

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[Editor’s Note: This story was orignally written for and appeared on ETonline]

In the 1970s, director Steven Spielberg started pre-production on a follow-up to Close Encounters Of The Third Kind called Night Skies. He hired legendary special effects artist Rick Baker to create a prototype of the film’s menacing alien, and by all accounts, it was going to be spectacular.

Then, as is often the case in Hollywood, the whole project fell apart, and the film entered that strange cinema limbo of amazing movies that never were. Many of the designs were later used in Spielberg’s alien masterpiece ET in 1982, but the menacing alien was never seen. Until now!

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7 Stars Who Started Off In Scary Movies

21 May

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[Edit’s Note: The bulk of this article originally appeared on ETonline]

With the spooky found-footage horror The Quiet Ones coming out recently and The Signal coming out in June, Bates Motel star Olivia Cooke is well on her way to becoming one of the horror genre’s hottest young stars.

However, she isn’t the first celeb to get her start in the world of spooks, monsters and serial killers. Some of Hollywood’s best-known A-listers got their big break in horror.

In honor of Olivia Cooke’s burgeoning career in scary movies, and because we just love the genre, here are  stars who started in horror…

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