Grab Your Candy Before The Brothers Grimm Get It
It’s time to get in the Halloween spirit, Goblins.
For your consideration: a spooky trailer for a film to be released next year based on the Brothers Grimm’s oft re-imagined Hansel and Gretel story.
You know the one.
It’s about a witch that corners children in her house and roasts and eats them after some fattening up.
The last time we saw Hansel and Gretel adapted on the big screen (loosely) was in 2013 with the Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner starring critically maligned bomb Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
It wasn’t a bad film, per se, but it seemed like the studio wasn’t sure if it should commit to the appropriate budget.
So what we got was pretty uneven. But at least it had Gemma Arterton in it. Never a bad thing.
Another notable production in the universe of Hansel and Gretel was the uber-creepy episode of Faerie Tale Theater from 1983.
In fact, we’ve seen the story leak into the culture in a million different ways over the years from The Simpsons to the work of Neil Gaiman.
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Now we’re getting another take on the classic tale from director Osgood Perkins, the son of Psycho‘s (1960) Anthony Perkins and starring a somewhat familiar face in Sophia Lillis who played Bev in the first installment of IT (2017).
Perkins has written and directed two other horror features The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015) and I Am the Pretty Little Thing That Lives in the House (2016). He writes and directs Gretel & Hansel too.
It sort of looks like The Witch (2015). Doesn’t it?
Check out the trailer and see for yourself.
Gretel & Hansel nibbles on your eyeballs January 31st, 2020.