Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Synopsis: The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents.
Director(s): Tommy Wirkola
Production: Paramount Pictures/MGM
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min


Take them into the forest now.

You stay here.

I'll be back soon.

- Wait!

- No!

I said, stay here!

Father! Wait!

Help us! Please!

Hello! ls anybody there?





This oven's not hot enough!

More wood!


Is it hot enough for you now, bitch?

My sister and I

never saw our parents again.

It was just the two of us.

But we learned a couple of things

while trapped in that house.

Never walk into a house

made of candy.

And two:
If you're gonna kill a witch,

set her ass on fire.

Fresh milk! Fresh milk

for the children!

Keep your children healthy! Fresh milk!

After weeks of living in fear,

we have finally caught the one

responsible for all this terror!

For crimes against

the city and people of Augsburg,

and for consorting with

the spawn of Satan,

I hereby accuse this woman

of the craft of witchery!

Burn her! Burn her!


the eyes of the demon.

Go to hell.




this is still my town.

Listen to me.

As your mayor, I know only too well

that many of you

have lost precious loved ones to this

witch plague,

but we can't just burn this woman.

We first need evidence.

We can't just have...

You know a witch when you see one!

They ride at night

and they make pacts with the devil!

This woman will burn!

Burn her! Burn her!

Let the girl go

or I'm gonna blow your sheriff's brains

all over these fucking hillbillies.

Move. Go on.

Let her go. Go over there.

Check her.

What's your name?

What's your name?

- Mina.

- Don't worry.

When a woman truly deals in witchcraft,

she cannot hide it.

A nasty rot sets in. it shows in her teeth,

in her skin and her eyes.

This is not a witch. This woman's clean.

I'm sure your sheriff was only trying

to protect you good people.

But your mayor has done

a very smart thing.

He hired us.

My name is Gretel,

and this is my brother, Hansel.

We know that many of your children

have gone missing.

But killing an innocent woman

will not bring them back.

Go home! We don't want you here!

We don't want more evil in Augsburg!

Well, evil is upon you,

whether you like it or not.

Now if your children are still alive,

we will find them.

But if anyone harms this woman,

you're gonna have me to deal with.

Now go home!


I guess you're free to go.

Thank you,


You're welcome.

What the hell do you think

you're doing? Huh?

That woman is a suspect in my custody.

You can't just come here...

Any man with half a brain

could see that she was not a witch.

Now listen, Sheriff.

Hansel and Gretel

have been brought here...

You better listen!

I'm not going to have this bitch

and her scoundrel of a brother

coming into my town,

telling me what to do.


Just don't.

Come on. Let's get you started.

There's been reports of

a strange cottage in the north forest.

Locals won't go near the place.

A good place to start the investigation.



She looks angry.


A face like that, I'd be angry, too.

Would you shut up?

That witch we found

was a dead end, Mayor

No trace of any kids. I'm sorry.

But we found this.

That is called the Blood Moon, Mayor.

An eclipse of the moon.

It happens once in a generation

and is a night most holy to witches.

Oh, my God.


According to this,

three nights from now.

There's no doubt in my mind

that all this is connected.

Children being taken in these numbers

from the roads and fields

so close to town.

A witch does not come out

in the open like that.

Not unless she has to.

Witch activity

has been increasing lately.

More sightings,

animal slaughter, Sabbaths.

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Tommy Wirkola

Tommy Wirkola (born December 6, 1979) is a Norwegian film director, producer, and screenwriter of Finnish heritage. Wirkola's first film was 2007's Kill Buljo, which he co-wrote with Stig Frode Henriksen. They later made the 2009 horror comedy Dead Snow. In 2010 they again collaborated on the film Kurt Josef Wagle and the Legend of the Fjord Witch. In 2012 a television series directed & produced by Wirkola called Hellfjord premiered, consisting of seven 30-minute episodes. His first English-language film, which was also his first large-budget film, was Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which was co-written by Dante Harper and released in 2013. In 2014 a sequel to Dead Snow, named Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, was released. Wirkola's most recent film, What Happened to Monday, a science fiction film starring Noomi Rapace & Willem Dafoe, was released in 2017. In 2018 he will release a film called "War pigs", starring Mel Gibson and Collin Farrel. more…

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