Into the Labyrinth

Okay- I’ve just found this on my hard drive, and wanted to share it. This is an essay that I wrote a while ago, and originally posted on my website. The main reason that I wrote it is that I came up with an idea about the 1986 puppet fantasy LABYRINTH that I found very difficult to get out of my head, and I had to get it down on paper to make sure I wasn’t just imagining it.

So, here, for your viewing pleasure, is a guide to the ‘secret’ (or at least, not blindingly obvious to the twelve-year old version of me who first saw it in 1986) subtext of LABYRINTH…

Down in the underground, you’ll find someone true…