Of all the fairy tales children are told, from Santa Claus to the Easter Bunny and everything in between, there is one that stands out as truly creepy and confusing as to its purpose.
If you think about the idea of the tooth fairy, it should be absolutely terrifying for children. Some mythical entity comes into their room while they’re sleeping, slides it’s greasy, pillaging hand under their pillows and pilfers their pearly whites. Oh sure, it leaves you a dollar for your empty socket, but whose idea was this? If it turned out to be true, why would this even be acceptable? I think Guillermo del Toro had the right idea with his mischievous little tooth fairies in Hellboy.