GRETEL & HANSEL MOVIE REVIEW
Relax. This ain’t Snow White & The Huntsman. Or anything like it. No, this is more like a big (Orion?) studio looking at the recent wider release success of art-horror films like Midsommar and going hmmmm. And thank goodness for that. Sophia Lillis plays Gretel in this very dark version of the classic fairy tale. After she and her younger brother are sent away from their home, they encounter the home of the witch. Alice Krige is all blackened fingers and syrupy words as she invites the two children in from the forest to stay with her and sup on her neverending larder of food. But, something is off. As you probably already know. What’s NOT off is director Oz Perkins (The Blackcoat’s Daughter) helming this grotesquely beautiful and sorta 70’s-ish take on the story. Listen to Chris, Frank, Sarah Jane, and Marco tell the tale.
DIRECTED BY: Oz Perkins
STARRING: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey, Charles Babalola, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw
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