Gretel and Hansel produced based on the German folklore Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm. This is a horror film released in 2020 directed by Oz Perkins, and produced by Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Dan Kagan, with a screenplay by Rob Hayes. The Gretel and Hansel also known as “A Grim Fairy Tale”. It was started to develop Gretel and Hansel in late 2018 by the “Orion Pictures” and filming taking place between November and December 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.
Gretel and Hansel started screening on 31 January 2020 by Orion Pictures in North America. Gretel and Hansel earned grossed $21 million worldwide. A lot of positive reviews received for its visuals and cinematography, as well as the horror elements and acting.
The story of Gretel & Hansel
The story follows Gretel and Hansel as they enter the dark wooden forest to find work and food, and then stumble upon the home of a witch.
A little girl who lived in a rural village fell ill and they did not expect to survive. The father takes her to the enchantress and asks for help for the girl to live longer. Enchantress uses her power and saves the kid’s life, but the enchantress keeps her power within the girl. When she grows up, the villagers go to her as she is a fortune teller. But this young girl uses her power to kill people, including her father. She is taken into the isolated wood house. AT here, she lures other children to their deaths. She becomes known as the Beautiful Child.
The story shifts to teenaged Gretel and her younger brother Hansel, after their father’s death. Teenagers meet a man who provides a housekeeping job, but the children leave without work as he reveals his true intentions by asking Gretel if she is still a virgin. Then A hunter takes them to his home. One day the siblings go out to forage and seek work and suddenly they find a house with the smell of cake coming from it. Holda (the enchantress) as a house owner invites them inside for a meal and allows them to sleep there in exchange for work. The horror part of the Gretel and Hansel movie started from here.
Gretel and Hansel Cast
Sophia Lillis and Sam Leakey portray acting as main characters and alongside Charles Babalola, Jessica De Gouw, and Alice Krige took the balance places.
Actor and character
Sophia Lillis – “Gretel”, a 16-year-old girl who is Hansel’s older sister
Sam Leakey – “Hansel”, Gretel’s 8-year-old brother.
Charles Babalola – The Huntsman, a young man who helps Gretel and Hansel early in the story.
Alice Krige – “Holda” The enchantress who lives in the shadows of the dark wood and kidnaps Gretel and Hansel.
Jessica De Gouw – Young Holda
Fiona O’Shaughnessy – Mother
Donncha Crowley – Master Stripp
Melody Carrillo – Enchantress
Jonathan Delaney Tynan – Father
Ian Kenny – Knight
Abdul Alshareef – Knight
Manuel Pombo – Knight
Loreece Harrison – The Demoness
Gretel and Hansel trailer