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First “GRETEL & HANSEL” trailer begins the witchery

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

We were already excited about the dark cinematic fairy tale GRETEL & HANSEL, and now the initial trailer has us positively salivating.

Directed by Osgood Perkins (THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER) from a script by Rob Hayes, GRETEL & HANSEL is coming from Orion Pictures January 31, 2020. Sophia Lillis (IT), Sammy Leakey, Charles Babalola, Alice Krige (SLEEPWALKERS, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT) and Jessica De Gouw star, and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (SINISTER, UPGRADE) and Fred Berger (DESTROYER) produced. The synopsis: “A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl [Lillis] leads her little brother [Leakey] into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.”

Foggy evening in the autumn forest

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.