As promised, I’m going to keep serving up the Horror trailers and opening day fanfare posts when the time is on my side to do so. You might have already realized that the amount of superhero stuff finds me populating this part of the Pop Culture features quite a bit and now I have a brand new one for you. A Horror version of the Grimm fairy tale of “Hansel and Gretel” but for this new Orion Pictures feature its been reversed to “Gretel & Hansel”. Let’s take a look at the first teaser clip.
The Premise: The story is described as being set a long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside and focuses on a young girl (Sophia Lillis) who leads her little brother (Sam Leakey) into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil. (c/o Orion Pictures)
Sophia Lillis as Gretel
Sam Leakey as Hansel
Charles Babalola as The Hunter
Alice Krige as Holda/The Witch
Jessica De Gouw as Young Holda/The Witch
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though this clip was short, it had a surefire creepiness to it that made me get a chill at a couple of points. I am sure the film will have lots of sudden shocking surprises to be faced and its interesting to find this fairy tale being made into a horror movie. Do you remember when Jeremy Renner was Hansel and a Witch Hunter with Gema Arterton? That was a fun film but barely a scary one. I will keep my opinion to this until we get a longer trailer. Stay tuned I reckon and do chime in down below if you feel like sharing your thoughts. See you next time.