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Hanzel and Gretel

3

Colouring books become creepy

If you go down to the woods today… don’t stumble into the welcoming ‘House of Happy Children’, where car-crash victim Eun-Soon finds himself
forced to become guardian to three mysterious youngsters, whose tantrums herald terror.

Yim Pil-Sung’s disturbingly kitsch adult fairy tale is an intriguing genre-bender and you’ll definitely succumb toits enchantingly sinister art direction.

But it would need way more screams to measure up to real Korean shockers like A Tale Of Two Sisters. Don’t miss the death-dealing colouring books though, featuring the creepiest crayoning since the kid in The Ring got his drawing pad out.

Kate Stables

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 16th 2009
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User Reviews

    • duncan1964

      May 16th 2009, 17:49

      3

      An interesting and distubing take on the Hansel and Gretel story as a man wanders into a forest after he crashes his car, only to find himself trapped in a house with a three very odd children. Wonderful production design and a genuinely creepy atmosphere is slightly underrmined by an excessive running time

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    • duncan1964

      May 16th 2009, 17:50

      3

      An interesting and distubing take on the Hansel and Gretel story as a man wanders into a forest after he crashes his car, only to find himself trapped in a house with a three very odd children. Wonderful production design and a genuinely creepy atmosphere is slightly underrmined by an excessive running time

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    • duncan1964

      May 16th 2009, 17:50

      3

      An interesting and distubing take on the Hansel and Gretel story as a man wanders into a forest after he crashes his car, only to find himself trapped in a house with a three very odd children. Wonderful production design and a genuinely creepy atmosphere is slightly underrmined by an excessive running time

      Alert a moderator