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Witchslayer Gretl (2012)

Twenty years after his encounter with the witch, a grown-up Hansel returns to the haunted forest, seeking revenge. But there's a surprise waiting - his sister Gretel (who he thought had been killed) is the witch's protégé.

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Mario Azzopardi

Writers:

Angela Mancuso (story), Brook Durham (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul McGillion ... Hansel
Emilie Ullerup ... Ehren
Shannen Doherty ... Gretl
Sarain Boylan ... Lara
Jefferson Brown ... Abyss
Nahanni Johnstone ... Thorne
Frank J. Zupancic ... Ehren's Father
Daniela Lazzaro Daniela Lazzaro ... Newborn Witch
Maxwell Uretsky ... Young Hansel
Sophia Ewaniuk Sophia Ewaniuk ... Young Gretl
Anne Shepherd Anne Shepherd ... Ture Zora
Erica Cox ... Lead Witch
Clara Pasieka ... Young Maiden
Marianthi Evans ... Witch Ingonito
John Boylan John Boylan ... Lara's Dad
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Twenty years after his encounter with the witch, a grown-up Hansel returns to the haunted forest, seeking revenge. But there's a surprise waiting - his sister Gretel (who he thought had been killed) is the witch's protégé.

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English

Release Date:

25 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Witchslayer Gretl See more »

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A twist on a classic fairytale...
30 December 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

It was with very little expectations that I sat down to watch the 2012 TV movie "Witchslayer Gretl". Why? Well, take a look at the synopsis and the cast ensemble, it just doesn't bode well.

But still, it could be a surprise and actually turn out to be an enjoyable movie. But no, that was not the case. I managed to last probably halfway through this movie before I finally dozed off and fell asleep. And let me say that it had already been a struggle up to the halfway point to stay awake, because the movie was just boring and didn't offer much of anything interesting.

The characters in the movie were two-dimensional and had nothing in terms of being memorable or particularly likable.

And the fact that the storyline was just as predictable as it was uninspiring, just didn't help in favor of the movie.

I awoke to the end credits and I must honestly admit that I have no intentions of returning to finish the last half of the movie, because I saw enough in the first half, and I can pretty much figure out the rest just by guessing, as the movie was that predictable.

The special effects were adequate, although they were on the cheap side of the scale, and that didn't really work out so well for the movie, especially since a fantasy movie should have some believable effects, if not have effects that bedazzle the audience.

For hardcore fans of fairy tales, then I am sure that there is something worthwhile on this alternate approach to the classic tale. But for a regular movie enthusiast, not so much.


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