Child Eating – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Pan’s Labyrinth (Scary Studies)

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

The latest episode of our video series SCARY STUDIES can be seen above, and this one covers a really creepy subject: CHILD EATING!

Written and narrated by Cody Meirick, director of the documentary about Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, SCARY STUDIES 

aims to delve into the stories, the films, and the meanings behind the scary stories we tell ourselves.

The CHILD EATING episode digs into stories that involve eating children, like Wes Craven's NEW NIGHTMARE, Guillermo del Toro's PAN'S LABYRINTH, and of course those classic Grimms' fairy tales that put children in danger of being consumed.

During the Halloween season we are used to images of children going to stranger's homes, begging for food and treats. A common twist to the story, one that makes it a cautionary tale, is that this stranger may just want to eat THEM. So many of the scary stories we tell involve cannibalism. And strangely, that often comes in the form of eating not just anyone, but innocent children.

You can see some of the previous episodes of SCARY STUDIES below. To see more, head over to our JoBlo Horror Videos YouTube channel – and subscribe while you're there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.