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Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey





On January 31, witness the terrifying untold story of the classic tale. Sophia Lillis stars in Gretel & Hansel, coming to theaters everywhere.

The story is described as being set a long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside and focuses on a young girl (Sophia Lillis) who leads her little brother (Sam Leakey) into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9086228

Looks like it has some decent production design at least...
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Based on the visual qualities and eccentricities in his small filmography to date, Oz Perkins seems like he could really break big at some point with the right project or franchise, unless he's more comfortable continuing to make offbeat lower-budget shows like this.
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

Looks nice and creepy

Itís a trip seeing that Orion logo too.
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

Looks like it could be kinda fun cheese, but also has a creepy vibe. I might check it out at some point.
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

Reviews aren’t too bad so far (by horror standards):
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gretel_and_hansel
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

Is this 1.33:1?
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

1.55:1
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

What the fuck kind of aspect ratio is that? You can’t just go around making up your own ratios! Come on people!
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

That's what IMDb lists.
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

Wow, this looks to have some great visuals at the very least.
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What the fuck kind of aspect ratio is that? You can’t just go around making up your own ratios! Come on people!
14:9 (1.55:1) is a broadcast standard in the UK/EU that's generally used for 4:3 material in a 16:9 presentation or 16:9 presentation on a 4:3 TV (thinner black bars on top and bottom). So it isn't entirely unique.

Presumably it was shot at 4:3 and being shown at 1.55:1, but I'm probably wrong on that.


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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

This was alright. Moved at a really brisk pace at a tad under an hour and a half. Some creepy imagery and a couple moments, but I didnít really find it that frightening. Itís more a fantasy thriller with some horror elements mixed in. I was expecting a bit more horror truthfully. Still not a bad movie and Iíd say itís worth a watch.
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I caught a showing of this yesterday and it was creepy and for what is was i liked it. I liked A Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House alot more. I didnt know until today that Oz Perkins is Anthony Perkins son.
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

The youtube comments on the title being backward is pretty funny.

What's next? The Dwarfs of Seven & White Snow? =P
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

Originally Posted by E Unit View Post
Wow, this looks to have some great visuals at the very least.
It's strength is in its imagery. The story is a bit odd, since it seems like a period story yet "Gretel" has a modern look, and there are occasional bits of modern dialogue, like "Another one bites the dust". It has an extremely dark visual style, with some scenes appearing to be lit by a single candle. The story doesn't land with much impact, unfortunately, though it manages a pretty consistent air of creepiness.
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

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This was alright. Moved at a really brisk pace at a tad under an hour and a half. Some creepy imagery and a couple moments, but I didnít really find it that frightening. Itís more a fantasy thriller with some horror elements mixed in. I was expecting a bit more horror truthfully. Still not a bad movie and Iíd say itís worth a watch.
I felt the same way as you. it was worth seeing.
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

Saw this last night.

Agree with many of the thoughts here, with the strengths being atmosphere & visuals and shortcomings being a strong narrative.

Loved the soundtrack.
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Re: Gretel & Hansel (2020, D: Osgood Perkins) S: Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey

I would love a soundtrack only track for this movie.

I thought this was uneven but entertaining and aesthetically gorgeous (mostly).

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