Indeed, the Grimms' tales have universal appeal. With an uncanny ability to entertain while illuminating some tough realities, the tales magically interweave human experiences and imagination. For instance, stories of a pretty girl struggling against domestic and outside forces, as embodied in "Snow White," can be found throughout the world. The Grimms' version has the stepmother, jealous of her daughter's beauty, ordering the huntsman to kill the girl and bring back her lungs and liver — not just for proof of the deed but as part of the evening's dinner. A recent gothic film starring Sigourney Weaver shows the Queen gloating and salivating in her cannibalistic endeavors.