Because nothing says "charming storybook world" like cruelty and deformity.
Paul W. S. Anderson Loves Evil Hallways
Paul W.S. Anderson will always be the lesser of the Paul Andersons, but in his defense, the man has launched multiple gigantic franchises. What's his secret to churning out sequels while the supposedly brilliant Paul Thomas Anderson has yet to make Boogie Days or The Master 2: Master And Commander? It could have something to do with his many, many evil hallways.
It all started in 1995, when the heroes of Mortal Kombat found themselves trapped in a haunted palace. To up the stakes in an already-tense setting, the tunnels were made to look extra haunted.
New Line CinemaThere's no way that much mist is doing the foundation any favors.
Two years later, and with a much bigger budget, he created surreal space hallways for Event Horizon.
Paramount Pictures"This shot looks pretty good, but is there a special effect we could use to get even more hallway?"