Labyrinth is my childhood favourite. I used to pester my parents to watch it all the time, and at that point we had it on VHS recorded from the TV. I have since bought the DVD version (special edition of course 😉 ) and have seen it probably nigh on 20 times in my life. I know all the songs word for word, I even learned one (As the World Falls Down) on the piano, but then I quit and forgot how to play.
I’m a huge David Bowie fan, Labyrinth is wonderfully weird and it brings back so many memories from when I was a kid. I used to be scared of the goblins, I think they even made me cry once. I love everything about the film and it’s one that definitely makes me happy, I can watch it and recite pretty much the whole script, including the songs. My friend from back along and me went through a phase of watching it over and over, and we had similarly dirty minds so ended up noticing a few choice phrases in the film that we hadn’t noticed when we were kids, some of the phrases are more ridiculous than others but the tiny, mischievous goblin that keeps turning the paving slabs around at one point mutters something in its funny voice that sounds remarkably like ‘your mother
is a frigid aardvark’. In the scene where we first meet Ludo (the giant orange thing with horns, for anyone that’s unsure!) there are several goblins running around holding sticks with little snappy goblins stuck to the top, God knows what they’re meant to be, and one of them says something that sounds suspiciously like ‘I ate a p***y’ (I thought the asterisk’s made it slightly less vulgar!)
So the film brings back memories and also makes me laugh now that I’m no longer an innocent child!