Director Oz Perkins puts a grimmer spin on the famous German fairy tale in the new trailer for his upcoming horror movie, Gretel & Hansel.
The new trailer promises an expansion of the familiar story, while still remaining true to the source material. It begins by setting up the two children’s dire predicament as they’re turned out of their home and forced to fend for themselves. While venturing into the nearby forest to look for food, they stumble upon an old woman’s cottage that seems almost too good to be true. However, while it provides delicious food and shelter, it becomes clear their new host has other sinister plans for the two children.
January horror movies aren’t exactly known for being good, so the hope is Gretel & Hansel will buck that trend and give audiences something that’s both decent and scary to enjoy as the new decade gets fully underway.
Gretel & Hansel stars Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw, Charles Babalola, Ian Kenny and Samuel Leakey. The film arrives in theaters Jan. 31, 2020.