Released in 1986, Labyrinth is a coming of age fantasy movie directed by the legendary Jim Henson, in what would be his last feature film. Executive produced by George Lucas, the movie features goblins, beasts, and bogs of eternal stench, all based on conceptual designs by Brian Froud, who had previously worked with Henson on 1982’s The Dark Crystal.
Despite doing poorly at the box office at the time, the movie has since then been elevated to the status of cult hit, no doubt thanks in part to the late David Bowie’s awesome glam-rock vocals, amazing hair, and tight pants glory. Labyrinth follows the story of 15-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), who has to rescue her baby brother Toby from Jareth, the *ahem* hot Goblin King (Bowie), in less than 13 hours, or Toby becomes a goblin forever.
See, Sarah, a bit fed up at having to babysit her constantly crying baby brother and having her toys given to him, calls on the Goblin King to take him away. Her quest takes her in the midst of an enormous maze filled with danger and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop’s Muppets. Fun Fact: Most of the film’s main characters (besides Sarah and Jareth) are played by Muppets.
SYFY WIRE’s Jackie Jennings was given the task of summing up the movie in two minutes or less. Step into the video, and hope you can make it out before the hour strikes 13, or risk the chance of becoming a goblin forever. Or, you know, you could always say, "You have no power over me" to save you from that particular pickle.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.