First Trailer for Gretel and Hansel is No Fairytale

The first trailer for Gretel and Hansel, a darker take on the classic fairytale, has arrived and sets the mood for some spooky chills.

There’s a whole lot of nope going on in this first trailer for Gretel and Hansel, which seems to be exactly what the filmmakers were hoping for:

Despite being a relatively short teaser, only a minute long, it’s highly effective at setting the tone. From the start, things feel off and only get more disturbing/unsettling as it goes. I’m definitely intrigued…

A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil

From Osgood “Oz” Perkins, the director of The Blackcoat’s Daughter and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, the film stars Sophia Lillis (It, HBO’s Sharp Objects), newcomer Sammy Leakey, Alice Krige (Netflix’s The OA, Star Trek), Jessica De Gouw (WGN’s Underground, The CW’s Arrow) and Charles Babalola (Netflix’s Black Mirror, The Legend of Tarzan).

Gretel and Hansel hits theaters on January 31, 2020.