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Gretel & Hansel (2020)

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A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

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Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins)

Writer:

Rob Hayes
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sophia Lillis ... Gretel
Samuel Leakey ... Hansel (as Sammy Leakey)
Charles Babalola ... The Hunter
Alice Krige ... Holda
Jessica De Gouw ... Young Holda
Beatrix Perkins Beatrix Perkins ... Clicky
Ian Kenny ... Knight
Abdul Alshareef ... Knight
Manuel Pombo ... Knight
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A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images/thematic content, and brief drug material | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gretel & Hansel See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,154,007, 2 February 2020

Gross USA:

$14,378,500

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,533,314
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1.55 : 1
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Trivia

It was announced in October 2018 that Sophia Lillis would star in "Gretel and Hansel" with Oz Perkins directing the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Rob Hayes. In November 2018, Charles Babalola was casted as The Hunter. In April 2019, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw and Sam Leakey joined the cast, with Leakey making his acting debut. On November 9, 2018, filming started in Dublin, Ireland. See more »

Quotes

Hansel: Tell me the fairy tale again.
Gretel: It's too scary, you'll start seeing things that aren't there.
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Connections

References Kingswood Country: Sweet and Sour Charity (1981) See more »

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Maybe I missed something...
31 January 2020 | by indonesia-69051See all my reviews

I know the story as a kid, and I went in expecting this to be scary and totally different from the story as a kid, the same as they have turned other childhood stories into horror films. This film missed a lot of opportunities to develop the story to make it a great horror film. It was very boring, confusing and not scary at all. It seem like it was a prequel to a much bigger story. I wouldn't waste my money going to the theater to see this, wait until it hits DVD or a streaming app.


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