Today's Hot Trailer: Forget Witch Hunting, Hansel & Gretel Get Baked
01.27.13 by Ryan
It's not just the witch's gingerbread you shouldn't trust.
One of the current trends in movie theaters lately has been movies that classic fairy tales and add an intriguing twist, whether it's extrapolating the world within the fairy tale such as in last year's Snow White and the Huntsman or taking fairy tale characters and putting them in a completely recreated universe, such as this weekend's number one movie at the box office, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. The trend continues with Tribeca Film's Hansel & Gretel Get Baked, which takes the fairy tale and sets it in modern day and then, as the title implies, adds marijuana.
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Re-imagining Gretel (Molly Quinn) as a girl who enjoys getting high with her boyfriend, until an evil witch (Twin Peaks' Lara Flynn Boyle) — who grows her own enchanted pot — lures Gretel's boyfriend into a trap. That's when Gretel teams with her brother Hansel (Twilight Sage: New Moon's Michael Welch) to bring the pot-growing witch down.
Here's the synopsis for Hansel and Gretel Get Baked.
An intense new marijuana strain named "Black Forest" is taking Los Angeles by storm, and Gretel's stoner boyfriend can't get enough. But when the old woman growing the popular drug (Lara Flynn Boyle) turns out to be an evil witch, cooking and eating her wasted patrons for their youth, Gretel and her brother Hansel must save him from a gruesome death — or face the last high of their lives.
Hansel & Gretel Get Baked will be available Video On Demand starting February 19th, and in limited release on February 22nd. The movie co-stars Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw) and was produced by Mark Morgan, who executive produced the Twilight movies, if that adds any extra viewing incentive.