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.


Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins)


Rob Hayes
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Complete credited cast:
Sophia Lillis ... Gretel
Samuel Leakey ... Hansel (as Samuel J. Leakey)
Alice Krige ... Witch
Jessica De Gouw ... Witch
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ... Mother
Donncha Crowley ... Master Stripp
Jonathan Gunning Jonathan Gunning ... Emaciated Man
Charles Babalola ... The Hunter
Giulia Doherty Giulia Doherty ... Beautiful Child
Jonathan Delaney Tynan ... Father
Darlene Garr Darlene Garr ... Widow
Melody Carrillo Melody Carrillo ... Enchantress
Nessa Last Nessa Last ... Older Sister
Harry O'Cualacháin Harry O'Cualacháin ... Younger Brother


Siblings, Gretel and Hansel live in the countryside with their mother. When times are hard and Gretel can't find work, their mother sends them out to fend for themselves. As they journey through the dark forest without clothes nor supplies, they come upon a house with good-smelling food, and decide to temporarily stay there in care of an old woman. As they recover from fatigue, they uncover odd things which might prevent them from getting out alive. Written by heyitsnuel

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The crone is never named in the movie, but the Amazon Prime feature that lists the movie's cast identifies her as "Holda". See more »


Gretel and Hansel talk while sitting on a bed in the foreground. On the adjoining bed in the background a cat stands up and jumps to the floor. However the cat reappears on the bed and disappears several times throughout the scene. See more »


Witch: I very much doubt that a convent is a place for a girl with action in her bones.
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Written by Robin Coudert (as Rob)
Performed by Robin Coudert (as Rob)
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User Reviews

Could have been much more
31 January 2020 | by asosa-26598See all my reviews

This movie was somewhat disappointing. I did, however, liked the cinematography in this film. The acting was great as well. The problem with the movie is that, it didnt have much going for this movie. I did not connect with the characters in this film and it seemed very plain as far as the story went. I wont spoil anything here but it felt like this could have been much more in my opinion. But, i guess i shouldnt of expected too much from a horror movie in January.

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Release Date:

31 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gretel & Hansel See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,154,007, 2 February 2020

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.55 : 1
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