We all know the fairy tale. The story has been told for centuries.
Two children wander the woods only to come upon a magical house made of cakes and sweets. Coaxed to stay by the old woman living there, the children eat their weight in goodies. But all is not what it seems, and Hansel and Gretel must outwit the witch who wants to eat them.
Gretel & Hansel follows the story, but with a few twists which I won’t spoil for you. What I will say is that director Oz Perkins (I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House) has whipped up a mix of moody style and modern feminist themes to create a cool reimagining of the Brothers Grim fairy tale.
The January/February movie season can leave a lot of moviegoers lost in the woods. But Gretel & Hansel is an unpredictable horror treat that will leave you with a hunger for more.