Oz Perkins has become one of the most fascinating horror directors around. The former actor (you may remember him as the tall, socially awkward nerd in Legally Blonde) has gotten great reviews for his two features: The Blackcoat's Daughter and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, despite having almost no theatrical runs to speak of. Both premiered at Toronto, then went to VOD and streaming.
But his third feature is getting a full-blown wide release, hoping to capitalize on these winter months when there won't be many big tentpoles. Gretel & Hansel also has Sophia Lillis, the strongest part of the first It film, as its lead. This adaptation of the Grimm fairy tale aims for faithfulness, but its production design and cinematography look stunning, and its witch (Alice Krige) looks appropriately creepy.
For even more creepiness, check out the trailer below. Gretel & Hansel hits theaters on January 31.