Gretel and Hansel (2020) reviews and overview

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‘A grim fairy tale’

Gretel and Hansel is an upcoming American fantasy horror feature film directed by Oz Perkins (Incident at Fort BraggThe Blackcoat’s Daughter; I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House) from a screenplay co-written with Rob Hayes, loosely based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Monster Party; Upgrade; Sinister) and Fred Berger (Autopsy of Jane Doe), partners at Automatik Entertainment, are producing.

The Orion Pictures’ production stars Sophia Lillis (IT), Sammy Leakey, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw and Charles Babalola.


A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil…



Gretel and Hansel will be released by Orion Pictures on January 31st 2020.

Cast and characters:

  • Sophia Lillis … Gretel – IT: Chapter Two; Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase; IT
  • Alice Krige … Holda
  • Jessica De Gouw … Young Holda
  • Charles Babalola … The Hunter
  • Ian Kenny … Mounted Knight
  • Samuel Leakey … Hansel (as Sammy Leakey)
  • Abdul Alshareef … Yet Another Knight
  • Manuel Pombo … Another Knight

Technical details:

  • 87 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 1.55: 1


Hansel & Gretel – USA, 2013 – reviews

Hansel vs Gretel – USA, 2015

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