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Hansel vs Gretel is a 2015 American horror film produced by The Asylum and directed by Ben Demaree. It is a sequel to the Asylum's movie Hansel & Gretel released in 2013. The film continues the tale of Hansel and Gretel one year after the first film, with Hansel now hunting witches and Gretel owning the Gingerbread House Bakery. [1]

Plot

Trapped under a dark spell, Gretel assembles a coven of witches that terrorizes the town until Hansel finds the courage to fight his sister and the sinister forces that control her.

Cast

  • Brent Lydic as Hansel
  • Lili Baross as Gretel
  • Aqueela Zoll as Willy
  • Jhey Castles as Cthonia
  • Riley Murphy as Jacob
  • Adinett Nsabimana as Morai
  • Nanrisa Lee as Kikimora
  • Barbara Scolaro as Lilith
  • Elisha Kriis as Circe
  • Carol Stanzione as Bag Lady
  • Christopher Callen as Grandmother
  • Maria Olsen as Crone
  • Jennifer Elizabeth as Bunny

Production

The original Hansel & Gretel was very successful for Asylum, and their buyers were clamoring for a sequel. Anthony C. Ferrante, the director of the first film, was busy promoting Sharknado 2 and so Ben Demaree was tapped to take over directing the sequel. Ben was already familiar with the cast and the film as he was the cinematographer on the first film.

Filming was done during August in Los Angeles and lasted for 12 days. The shoot was a challenge, with a 1/3 of the schedule comprising night exterior shooting when there was only 8 hours of usable night available each shooting day. Also Brent Lydic suffered a small head injury on the last night of shooting, requiring a trip to the hospital. His final lines of dialogue were shot during pick-ups a month later.[2][3][4][5]

Reception

Since its release on January 20th, 2015, the film has received mostly positive reviews. Nav Qateel on Influx Magazine called it "A strangely entertaining horror film that pushes all the right buttons."[6]

Jeffrey Long of bmovieshelf gave the film a 7/10 saying "Hansel vs Gretel is one really fun addition to Asylum's library."[7]

Terribly Fun Films praised Hansel vs Gretel saying "“Hansel Vs. Gretel” is the rare sequel that is better in almost every way than its predecessor."[8]

References


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