Xavier and Mike are back with reviews for Gretel & Hansel (2020) by Oz Perkins and Rob Hayes starring Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey, and Alice Krige. This is a 2020 film that did well in the theaters. It is time to see what we thought about this recent horror film.
Also discussed is Splinter (2008) by Toby Wilkins, Ian Shorr, and Kai Barry starring Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, and Paulo Costanzo. Splinter came out of nowhere in 2008 and got a name based on its solid practical effects. Time to see how it holds up 12 years later.
Gretel & Hansel (2020)
A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into the dark woods in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
Director: Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins)
Writer: Rob Hayes
Stars: Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey, Alice Krige
Release Date: 31 January 2020 (USA)
Budget: $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $6,154,007, 2 February 2020
Gross USA: $15,347,654
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $21,282,967
Runtime: 87 min
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
Director: Toby Wilkins
Writers: Ian Shorr, Kai Barry
Stars: Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo
Release Date: USA 31 October 2008 (limited)
Opening Weekend USA: $9,517, 2 November 2008
Gross USA: $14,154
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $522,497