Saturday, 13 July 2013

Film Review - Hansel & Gretel

This is a Korean horror film loosely based on the fairy tale. The story starts with a man who crashes his car while arguing on the phone with his girlfriend. He wakes at night in a forest and is led by a young girl to a mysterious house. From there is gets weird and more than a little creepy.

It's an excellent film, like most good horror films it relies on creepiness and suggestion rather than gore. It';s well acted, especially the kids and it's well filmed. At times it has almost a magical feel, making it feel like a fairy tale rather than a straight horror.

The only downside for me was that it dragged a little near the end. It could have been edited down to make a tighter experience. As issues go, it's no a major one and didn't spoil the film.

If you like a creepy film with a good story, that looks good then this is well worth checking out.

A sinister house deep in the forest is full of happy children... But what lies beneath the surface?

A dark and gripping modern age fairy tale for adults, spinning the original Grimm fairytale on its head. Following a car crash on a country road, Eun-soo (Chun Jeong-myeong) is led to safety by a girl in a red cloak (Shim Eun-kyoung), to her house, deep in the forest. Accepting her family's hospitality for the night, he gradually learns that he is trapped in the woods with this strange picture perfect family and of the sinister story behind the seemingly innocent smiles of the children ……….

Buy Hansel & Gretel now on Amazon (It's really very good)

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