Seeing Labyrinth as a small child, along with The Dark Crystal, is one of early life's great pleasures. Just being absolutely traumatized by Jim Henson in demon mode. These fantasy films still hold up as *scary*, lived-in pieces of 80s creativity, and Labyrinth, while not my favorite of the two, lingers as a freaky good time. David Bowie, his crotch bulge, Jennifer Connolly, goblins, fairies, and more - all of these ingredients make for quite a distinctive movie. Jim Henson's imagination was unparalleled. Not only does Labyrinth feel so particular as a fantasy world, with such tactility and pronounced details in every frame, but he was never afraid to explore the more sinister paths of allegorical storytelling. Killer soundtrack, of course, but the highlight on this re-watch was Alex Thomson's DP work. He was instrumental in bringing to life a variety of the great 80s fantasy films (Legend, Excalibur), and Labyrinth is simply gorgeous to look at.