7 Fairy Tales Transformed Into Kick-Ass Films
The Girl Without Hands
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Saoirse Ronan as The Girl
Story: This lesser known Grimm’s fairy tale gets a dark and twisted interpretation by the master of the bizarre, David Cronenberg. The original tale finds a sinless daughter promised to the Devil by her father, but when her virtue makes the girl impossible for the Devil to take, he orders the father to cut off her hands instead. In this dark redux, the girl vows to fight off the demons lurking in the forest depths with a variety of suitably gruesome killing machines constructed to replace her severed limbs.