Fairy tales are dark. Over the years they have morphed into these happy, rosy-cheeked stories you decorate nurseries in, but that wasn’t always the case. If you go back and read the originals, and they are just dark, scary, and generally morbid.
Gretel & Hansel will tackle what is more commonly known as Hansel & Gretel, and it looks as though it’s going to honor the darker roots of the story.
Of anything in this trailer to bother me? It’s pulling out the long blonde hairs of the witches mouth. No one likes hair in their mouth.
The story you know hides a dark secret. From visionary director Oz Perkins comes a terrifying new twist on a classic tale.
Gretel & Hansel hits theaters on Jan. 31, 2020.