'The Dark Crystal'

<i>What’s so scary?</i> -- Skeksis<br>
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Muppet-man Jim Henson was mostly famous for singing frogs and joke-telling bears when he used his artistic clout to create this all-puppet fantasy film intended for kids. But anyone who went in expecting Muppet-style wackiness got a cold shock in the <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0BynGVctHc”>opening moments</a> when the death of a puppet that resembled a past-its-prime chicken took this fantasy from harmless fun to a felt-covered phantasmagoria of childhood-scarring images.
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What’s so scary? -- Skeksis

Muppet-man Jim Henson was mostly famous for singing frogs and joke-telling bears when he used his artistic clout to create this all-puppet fantasy film intended for kids. But anyone who went in expecting Muppet-style wackiness got a cold shock in the opening moments when the death of a puppet that resembled a past-its-prime chicken took this fantasy from harmless fun to a felt-covered phantasmagoria of childhood-scarring images.

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