If you've read the fairy tales recorded by the Brothers Grimm, then you know they were originally much darker and foreboding than what we consider fairy tales to be now. Tapping into the terror of one of the most horrific Grimm fairy tales, filmmaker Osgood Perkins invites viewers deep into the woods for an even more twisted take on Hansel & Gretel with the first teaser trailer for Gretel & Hansel.

Directed by Osgood Perkins from a screenplay by Rob Hayes, produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger, and executive produced by Sandra Yee Ling and Macdara Kellehe, Gretel & Hansel stars Sophia Lillis, Sammy Leakey, Charles Babalola, Alice Krige, and Jessica De Gouw.

Orion Pictures will release Gretel & Hansel in theaters on January 31st, 2020. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates, and check out the new trailer and poster below:

"Sophia Lillis (IT: Chapter 2) is Gretel in Orion Pictures' upcoming GRETEL & HANSEL. Directed by Osgood "Oz" Perkins (The Blackcoat's Daughter, I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House), the dark reimagining of the classic fairytale we know and love creeps into theaters nationwide on January 31, 2020.

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

From Osgood Perkins, the director of The Blackcoat's Daughter and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, the film also stars Alice Krige ("The OA," Star Trek: First Contact), Jessica De Gouw ("Underground," "Arrow") and Charles Babalola ("Black Mirror," The Legend of Tarzan).

Gretel & Hansel is written by Rob Hayes ("Chewing Gum"), produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Upgrade) and Fred Berger (La La Land, Destroyer) on behalf of Automatik and executive produced by Sandra Yee Ling and Macdara Kelleher.

Orion Pictures presents Gretel & Hansel, in theaters nationwide on January 31, 2020."

Derek Anderson
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Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.