gretel and hansel review

A brooding, beautiful, mystical bedtime story, Gretel and Hansel has been delegated to a release in the dead days of January, but deserves better. Oz Perkins‘s mystical, occult-heavy take on the classic folktale from the Brothers Grimm has so much style, and so many bold ideas, that it seems destined to become a cult classic someday – the type of film people find years from now and ask, “Why the hell haven’t I heard of this before?”

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gretel and hansel clip

Gretel and Hansel will attempt to twist the classic fairy tale into something extra-spooky at the end of the month, and there’s a new clip to better acclimate you to the film’s creepy atmosphere. Oz Perkins helms this take on the story, with It star Sophia Lillis and newcomer Sammy Leakey playing the siblings who end up encountering a witch in the woods. In the clip below, Gretel and Hansel stumble upon the witch’s house – and anyone familiar with this tale can guess that things don’t go so well.

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gretel and hansel featurette

Gretel and Hansel hopes to update the familiar fairytale into something new and spooky, and it just might pull it off. The new Oz Perkins movie looks fairly creepy, with a lot of style and plenty of scary imagery. A new Gretel and Hansel featurette takes us into the world of the film, with Perkins talking about what he’s trying to do with his horrific fairy tale.

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gretel and hansel trailer new

The classic folktale from The Brothers Grimm gets a horrific update with Gretel and HanselOz Perkins, director of The Blackcoat’s Daughter, helms this creepy take on the tale, which features It star Sophia Lillis as one-half of the young duo that finds themselves the target of a very hungry witch. Watch the latest Gretel and Hansel trailer below.

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gretel and hansel cast

Sophia Lillis is sticking with the horror genre. The It breakout actress is joining Oz Perkins‘ Gretel and Hansel, a reimagining of the classic fairy tale about two youngsters who run afoul of a hungry witch. Lillis played Beverly Marsh in It, and was recently seen in HBO’s thriller series Dark Objects. More on the Gretel and Hansel cast below.

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Gretel and Hansel

Oz Perkins, who helmed the disturbing slow-burn horror films The Blackcoat’s Daughter and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, is setting his sights on a fairy tale. The filmmaker will direct Gretel and Hansel, an adaptation of the famous Brothers Grimm fable about a pair of siblings dealing with a very hungry witch.

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A Head Full Of Ghosts

Oz Perkins, director of the super-creepy slow-burn horror movies I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House and The Blackcoat’s Daughter, has his next tale of terror lined-up. The filmmaker will adapt Paul Tremblay‘s novel A Head Full of Ghosts to the big screen. The book tells the story of a suburban family thrown into chaos when their eldest daughter apparently becomes possessed by supernatural forces.

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