This "Snow White" fan theory will blow your freaking mind. While most people believe the 1937 Disney animated feature ends with a happy ending, a so-called "Snow White expert" has a very different interpretation. Rather than Snow White riding off into the sunset with her handsome prince, some believe that the ending is much more grim. Instead of a kiss that brought her back to life, what if Snow White received a kiss of death?
You probably know the story of Snow White. It's likely because you've seen Disney's animated version of the classic fairytale.
Most people understand the 1937 film to have a happy ending. However, one self-described "Snow White expert" named Matt Morgan has a different interpretation.
Many believe the story goes like this: Snow White's stepmother, the Evil Queen, is jealous of Snow White's beauty.
The Evil Queen sends a huntsman to kill Snow White. However, swayed by her innocence, the huntsman can't follow through. He spares her life.
Pissed off, the Evil Queen uses magic to turn into an old lady. In disguise she gives Snow White a poisoned apple, one that will put her in a permanent coma. Snow White eats the apple, becomes comatose, and can only be brought back by the kiss of her prince.
But Morgan's fan theory is a little bit different.
"The prince is supposed to be kind of like an angel of death, basically a happier version of a grim reaper. When Snow is being careless around the well at the beginning of the movie, the 'prince' hears her and goes to investigate," Matt claimed.
"She gets her first glimpse at the prince when she gets her first glimpse at death; when she almost falls into the well and dies," he said.
"He arrives on a pale white horse (which is what Death was often portrayed riding at the time). He kisses her. The 'kiss of death' is a way people knew someone had passed before they knew about taking pulses."
"When you die, the air is expelled from your lungs. Folklore said this was death kissing you to take the 'breath of life' from you."
"Snow and the Prince say goodbye to the dwarves rather than bring them along, because they're going somewhere the living can't follow."
"They then ride off to heaven or a heaven-facsimile afterlife, where we see the last shot of the movie: a castle-shaped cloud surrounded by golden light."
Do you hear that? It's the sound of your childhood being ruined.
Sweet dreams, kiddies. Mwuhahaha.