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Film / Hansel vs. Gretel

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Hansel V. Gretel is a 2015 Horror film produced by The Asylum, a direct sequel to their 2013 film, Hansel and Gretel.

In the year since they defeated the evil witch, Lillith, Hansel has become a badass hunter of witches while Gretel has stayed in Candlewood, running The Gingerbread House, Lillith's old shop. When Hansel learns that there have been six mysterious disappearances in Candlewood in the past month, he heads home to warn Gretel. Meanwhile, several witches have arrived in town to seek revenge for Lillith, and Hansel encounters an old flame, Willy, who continues to run into danger wherever he goes.


This movie contain examples of the following tropes:

  • Always a Bigger Fish: When Gretel looks to be about ready to kill Hansel, Willy removes her skin and reveals herself to be... someone claiming to be powerful but unnamed. They're dispatched before they explain themselves further, but they're implied to be someone or something that governs the witch covens.
  • Blow You Away: One of the witch's powers. And later Gretel's.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: Gretel eats each of the witches of the coven in turn to gain their power.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Gretel has been killing people to serve in her meat pies, and has lured the other witches here to gain their power.
  • Finger in the Mail: Gretel sends Hansel and Willy on a wild-goose chase with a trail of Jacob's body parts.
  • Gardening-Variety Weapon: Hansel is using a billhook as a weapon at the beginning of the film, and continues to carry it through the first half. It makes sense as a weapon when you might want to decapitate people.
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  • Hypnotic Eyes: Employed by one of the witches multiple times. And later by Gretel after she's acquired the witch's powers.
  • I Have Your Wife: At one point, Gretel and Willy are captured by the bad guys and pictures of them sent to Hansel and Jacob. Gretel engineered it. And Willy might have been the Big Bad by that point.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Gretel and the other witches.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite killing at least six people to make her pies, luring in the coven of witches resulting in more deaths, ripping Jacob's face off and sending his body parts with taunting messages, and ripping her grandmother's head off, Hansel still forgives Gretel and leaves with her at the end of the film.
  • The Secret of Long Pork Pies: Lillith's "world-famous meat pies", and now Gretel's, are confirmed to be made out of the victims.
  • Sorry, I'm Gay: Gretel attempts to seduce Jacob, but he refuses her for this reason. So she instead removes his face.
  • Tear Off Your Face: Gretel removes Jacob's face with her bare hands after he refuses her advances.