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There’s an eerie light in the dark woods in “GRETEL & HANSEL” teaser poster

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A frightening fairy tale is coming to theaters early next year, and the first, creepy poster has been released.

Orion Pictures will release GRETEL & HANSEL, from THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER director Osgood Perkins, January 31, 2020. Written by Rob Hayes, it stars Sophia Lillis (IT), Sammy Leakey, Charles Babalola, Alice Krige (SLEEPWALKERS, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT) and Jessica De Gouw, and was produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (SINISTER, UPGRADE) and Fred Berger (DESTROYER). 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.