New Trailer for ‘Gretel and Hansel’ Promises Dark Retelling of the Classic Tale

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Almost everyone has grown up hearing one version or another of  the Grimms’ brothers fairytales, but anyone who reads the original versions knows that nearly every tale had a darker element (or ending) than those created by Disney. Gretel and Hansel invites us to return to those dark, original roots. The newest retelling of the classic tale Hansel and Gretel will explore the darkest elements of the story.

The trailer shows that the retelling takes the tale to a new level of creepy. The old witch in the woods, Holda (played by Alice Krige), is extremely unsettling as she welcomes the abandoned Gretel (Sophia Lillis) and Hansel (Samuel Leakey) into her home. From Holda’s soft but sinister speech to the dark wooded surroundings to Gretel’s suspicions, Gretel and Hansel is sure to be an eerie retelling moviegoers won’t want to miss! Check out the trailer below to see just how sinister and dark the tale will go.

Creepy right? We think so too, and we can’t wait to see it. To tide us over in the meantime, check out the Gretel and Hansel website for a unique Snapchat filter that allows users to explore Holda’s house! Gretel and Hansel arrives in theaters January 31.

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Brianna works full time in the publishing industry, passionately building books to bring to the masses. Her first fandom was Harry Potter, which she joined at age 11. Her love for books took her abroad to earn her Masters Degree at University College London, after which she lived in New York City, and now resides in Austin. She loves all things fandom including Supernatural, Doctor Who, and more. Ever the introvert, she can usually be found reading, playing with her dog, listening to music and practicing yoga. Brianna joined the Nerds and Beyond staff in 2018 where she unites her love for all things "nerd" with her passion for writing. Find her on Twitter here: @bookbag09
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