I think both Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and The Secret History of Fantasy are brilliant examples of the versatility of fantasy.

Pan’s Labyrinth is a lush grave film, evoking both terror and delight, though I think the young actress who plays Ofelia says it better: “…it’s a movie that makes you use all these feelings, such as sadness, to be scared, to be happy…” (Sci Fi Weekly).

In regards to The Secret History of Fantasy, it’s a collection of short stories. If you’re in a bit of a reading slump, there’s nothing like a book of short stories to get you back in the swing of things.

Okay, now I have to go to bed so I can get up early and ride the bus downtown to the social security office so I can legally change my name and vote because PA is lame.