It’s the time of year again, kids. It’s time for your Auntie Giselle to tell you even more about some of her favorite Halloween flicks. This year I’m starting off with a new favorite of mine, Hansel and Gretel Get Baked.
Yes, you did read the title correctly. I discovered this movie because Netflix suggested it to me and with a title like that how the hell could I resist? This retelling of the classic fairy tale takes place in modern times in the city of Pasadena. Molly Quinn stars as Gretel, a sweet teenage stoner whose boyfriend goes missing after buying an incredible new strain of weed called Black Forest grown by a little old lady who lives by herself. It turns out that the little old lady, played by Lara Flynn Boyle, is a witch who uses her amazing weed to lure in teenagers so that she can eat them, steal their souls, and become young again. Yes, the plot sounds ridiculous, but what’s fun about Hansel & Gretel Get Baked is that it’s fully aware of how ridiculous it is and has fun with it.