New ‘Gretel & Hansel’ Trailer: The Grim Fairy Tale Gets Even More Twisted

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Check out the nervy new trailer that’s arrived for upcoming horror film Gretel & Hansel, a twisted take on the dark German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

It actress Sophia Lillis plays Gretel and Samuel Leakey plays Hansel, two siblings in the woods, desperately searching for food and work. They stumble across the house of Holda (Alice Krige), who offers them a roof and plenty to eat. Alas, Holda isn’t all that nice…

It’s another promising trailer (you can check out the first HERE), promising a creepy film filled with striking and freaky imagery. Robert Eggers’ The Witch again comes to mind, visually-speaking, and the strong cinematography could be quite the calling card for up-and-coming DOP Galo Olivares (who worked as a camera operator on Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma). This marks the third feature for director Osgood Perkins, known for The Blackcoat’s Daughter and Netflix’s I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House.

Gretel & Hansel will be in US cinemas on January 31.

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.

From Osgood Perkins, the director of The Blackcoat’s Daughter and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, the film also stars Alice Krige (“The OA,” Star Trek: First Contact), Jessica De Gouw (“Underground,” “Arrow”) and Charles Babalola (“Black Mirror,” The Legend of Tarzan).

Gretel & Hansel is written by Rob Hayes (“Chewing Gum”), produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Upgrade) and Fred Berger (La La Land, Destroyer) on behalf of Automatik and executive produced by Sandra Yee Ling and Macdara Kelleher.

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