Gretel & Hansel

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A long time ago in a distant fairytale 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.


  • Sophia Lillis
  • Samuel Leakey
  • Alice Krige
  • Jessica De Gouw
  • Fiona O'Shaughnessy
  • Donncha Crowley
  • Jonathan Gunning
  • Charles Babalola
  • Giulia Doherty
  • Jonathan Delaney Tynan

Did You Know?


  • 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 cast 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.
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  • The younger witch is shown with various tattoos of magical symbols on her body, particularly stars and the pentagram. However, she also strangely has what looks like a Star of David on her arm, which symbolizes the Jewish faith and is not connected to sorcery.
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    • 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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Verified Review

The slowest paced movie I have ever encounter. I’d much rather sit in a room and watch paint dry. It was a total waist of my hard earned legal tender

Melanie R
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Horrible movie! I need a refund!

Cindel E


Feb 20, 2020

The film thrives within a dream-logic vibe, especially in Olivares’ cinematography, with its heavy emphasis on symmetrical framing, stark contast and lush use of yellows and blues, evoking subliminal terror.

Oktay Ege Kozak
Paste Magazine
Jan 31, 2020

Oz Perkins‘s mystical, occult-heavy take on the classic folktale from the Brothers Grimm has so much style, and so many bold ideas, that it seems destined to become a cult classic someday – the type of film people find years from now and ask, “Why the hell haven’t I heard of this before?”

Chris Evangelista
Jan 30, 2020

Gretel Hansel may alienate some horror movie fans with its extremely leisurely pacing and emphasis on atmosphere and mood rather than visceral shocks. But while the film certainly demands patience, it provides ample rewards with its lush stylization.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter