Help me pick a less Troper-centric for my question?
Initially, it was:
When was the first darker remake of a fairy tale?
However, that title got me these comments, informing me on what's wrong with my title:
The original versions of fairy tales were at least as dark as any modern remake. Does that count as an answer? – @DJClayworth
You may be unaware that pretty much all of the original versions of fairy tales are dramatically darker than their 20th century retellings. @Valorum
And my criteria for selecting an answer is as follows:
@Armadillo - I would accept any instance of a fairy tale being made darker, as long as it was historically preceded by a lighter version, that the darker's author would have known about, and (most likely) made a conscious choice to remake in darker fashion.
So, can you guys help me pick a better title?