Sunday, October 27, 2013

HW 2013 Day 4

movie: Hansel and Gretel Get Baked
starring: Lara Flynn Boyle, Molly Quinn
genre: Horror
year: 2013
format: online (Netflix Canada)

plot: Gretel and her boyfriend Ashton, decide to buy pot from this new dealer in town, Agnes. Ashton ends up breaking the old lady's rule, he eats the gingerbread house on the table when getting the munchies, and ends up being cannibalized by the old women. She then steals his soul. Meanwhile, Gretel and her brother Hansel, start talking to the local drug dealers looking for the missing boyfriend before talking to the cops. Soon, everyone is showing up on Agnes' doorstep looking for both the new brand of weed and their missing friends.

I really liked this film. It's not much of a secret that Hansel and Gretel fairy tale is one I've always had a soft spot for.
And this film is perfect for Hallowe'en.  You've got witches, zombies, psycho killers, cannibals, and vampirism.  (yes, vampires when she sucks the souls out of the victims in the same vein that was done by the witches in Hocus Pocus and by the creatures in Dark Crystal) There is a great nod to an old folklore too about cats being able to steal the breath from someone, in the last scene.

The ending clearly leaves room for a sequel.

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