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Hansel & Gretel (2013)

PG-13 | | Horror | Video 8 January 2013
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In this modern retelling of the classic horror tale, teen siblings are enslaved by a psychotic recluse within her gruesome house of horrors in the woods.

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Jose Prendes (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dee Wallace ... Lilith
Stephanie Greco Stephanie Greco ... Gretel Grimm
Brent Lydic ... Hansel Grimm
Jasper Cole ... John
Sara Fletcher ... Jane (as Sara E. Fletcher)
M. Steven Felty ... Sheriff Woody Meckes
Clark Perry ... Kevin
Frank Giarmona Frank Giarmona ... Bobby
Trish Coren Trish Coren ... Ruby Lumiers
Steve Hanks ... Brandon Grimm
Adrian Bustamante ... Deputy Jerry Carter
Lydia Woods Lydia Woods ... Dana
Mariangela Pagan ... Sylvia
Jonathan Nation ... Jane's Father
Jerey Basia Jerey Basia ... Double
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In this modern retelling of the classic horror tale, teen siblings are enslaved by a psychotic recluse within her gruesome house of horrors in the woods.

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hansel & Gretel See more »

Filming Locations:

Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

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Budget:

$135,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

There were two others 'hansel and gretel' movies released the same year See more »

Quotes

[after Gretel has stumbled upon the secret dungeon]
Lilith: Well, that's unfortunate.
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Connections

Version of Hansel y Gretel (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Don't You Stay
Written by Robbie Rist and Anthony C. Ferrante
Performed by The Gingerbread Men
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The Asylum's "Hansel & Gretel" Proves to be Tasty Horror Appetizer
30 January 2013 | by slasherstudiosSee all my reviews

I must admit that I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with most films from Asylum. With over 50 movies in the can, the production company has yet to lose money on a single feature. Often from the time a title is announced to the moment the film is available to purchase is less than six months. This is cynical filmmaking to say the least but there is something ingenious about the business side of this sort of low brow end of movies approach. Is this really anything different than what Roger Corman did in the 60s and 70s? Joe Dante's Piranha was a shameless rip off of Jaws. The Asylum's Hansel and Gretel is a shameless rip off of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. The real question to ask...does this rip off work or is it even worse than the "blockbuster" it is trying to capitalize on. Let's take a bite out of Hansel and Gretel.

As Hansel & Gretel begins we witness an overweight girl tied up in shackles trapped in a dark and dreary basement. She manages to get herself free and she runs out of the house and into the woods only to find herself trapped yet again. An apple in the mouth and some seasonings and she has become the next meal for the family who lives in the house. After "treated" to the opening Saw "homage", I was already tuning myself out of the film. But then something strange happened. The movie developed a sense of humor about itself and it went from being a chore to sit through to becoming one of the more entertaining movies of the last few years. We have our two heroes (Hansel and Gretel, of course) on a race against time as they battle the delightfully evil Dee Wallace as the witch. But I mean Dee Wallace runs a bakery that sells meat pies called The Gingerbread House. How great is that?

I'm been complaining lately that there haven't been enough good-bad horror movies lately. Horror movies that aren't exactly great but are shamelessly entertaining. The Asylum's Hansel and Gretel completely fits the bill. Not only is this Asylum's best work to date, it is also their most enjoyable work yet. A terrifically over-the-top performance by Dee Wallace who gets to shout lines like "EAT YOUR DINNER!" and "I was always going to eat YOU!" seals the deal. A must watch for slasher fans. I can't wait to dig in for seconds.


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