FIRST LOOK: Gretel and Hansel

Is January a good month for a new take on an old cannibal tale?

The 1812 Brothers Grimm fairy tale of Hansel & Gretel involves a brother and sister kidnapped by a witch who lives in a tasty confectionery world and plans to dine on their flesh.

This film inverts the famous character names but seems to (somewhat) update and follow the popular tale:

A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl (Sophia Lillis, It) leads her little brother (Sammy Leakey) into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

Rotten Tomatoes movie info
Gretel and Hansel official trailer.

The hanging shoes and what is burning in that small fire(???) are the most unsettling images in the trailer. The sound effects are also good.

Gretel & Hansel opens wide in theaters January 31, 2020.

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