Hansel and Gretel Get Baked Reviews
January 3, 2014
An utterly stupid but thoroughly enjoyable and original horror comedy, Hansel and Gretel Get Baked is a stoner comedy with torture, gore, and supernatural events thrown into the mix. Lara Flynn Boyle's age-shifting performance as the witch makes the film, which will likely only appeal to those who can stomach both b-level horror films and stoner comedies.
April 16, 2013
I was expecting a really bad stoner movie and this is actually a not terrible comedic horror film with a couple real people in it. If you enjoy some good weed with your human filets, and a side of halved heads, this is the moderately humorous, lowish budget, witch/zombie horror comedy for you. Plus, a couple typically obnoxious pigs get whacked. Bonus!
March 20, 2013
WTF did I just watch... No.
Wasn't a good stoner movie, or a good horror. Just ended up bored with this one.
August 22, 2014
"Hansel & Gretel Get Baked" is horror/comedy directed by Duane Journey which stars Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael Welch, Molly C. Quinn, Edward Zo and Bianca Saad. Actually there are a lot of cool lesser known actors in the film that have some cool moments on screen but for me the story focused more with Lara Flynn Boyle's fun and comfortable portrayal of a stoner witch who eats kids to maintain her youthful beauty. The story is as you would guess a modern day retelling of the classic Grimm story. Quite frankly I cannot believe it took this long to make this sort of movie because it just seems that the pot community and the story of Hansel & Gretel where meant for each other especially as seen in this film. Also don't let the comedy part through you off because this isn't one of those funny flicks that relies heavily on the spoof shtick blatant puns. The humor here only comes from the simple and expected funny sh*t that stoner films are known for. Mostly this film stays with a classic 80's homage horror theme complete with gory effects, creepy build-ups and dark chilling overtures.
The story is simple and interesting leading into this sticky, gooey tale of a witch that lures children into her home so that she may eat them. Only this witch is the kind that you would really want to get high with and Lara Flynn Boyle plays the part perfectly. The slight nuances and interactions between her and other characters made it obvious that she enjoyed playing this role. The characters of Hansel and Gretel are also pretty believable on screen. The story manages to be witty and smart with plenty of representations from the classic fairy tale present but in a very fresh concept. I mean seriously it seems as if this story should have been a no brainer years ago. I have to say if anyone dares to see any movie with "Hansel & Gretel" in the title make it this one! It manages to be a fun original spin on the concept without seeming hokey, plus the elements of horror are far more impressing than you may expect. It manages to use a darker wicked humor which brought the funny without the ridiculous. I plan to add this flick to my 4.20 celebration as the final piece on my day of horror to get high with!
June 15, 2014
Hansel and Gretel Get Baked: Hansel e Gretel fumano 8poca9 marijuana, C'è la strega cattiva meno spaventosa di sempre, un sacco di personaggi imbecilli Qualche gag azzeccata la tira fuori e il film si lascia guardare senza farmi venire l'allergia. E' già più di quanto mi aspettassi (2/5)
May 7, 2014
Bad movie - the best parts are of the killings by Agnes (because they're funny), otherwise is just a bad comedy / horror movie based on the fable, with a modern twist and junkies.
February 23, 2014
I'm no stranger the genre of stoner "comedies" so trust me when I say don't let this movie fool you, it's no comedy. Dumb characters getting maimed "Saw" style isn't funny on a cerebral or gut level and resorting to stereotypes isn't going to save your film. Less "Smiley Face" more 'Grindhouse'.
January 5, 2014
One line summary: Modern stoner comedy with a horror slant and oblique references to the fairly tale.
The film is set in contemporary Southern California. The film opens with a seemingly endless montage of visuals of medical marijuana prescriptions. Eventually, we shift to a meter man reading usage at a house consuming a huge amount of wattage. He decides to investigate a bit more before calling it in. This turns out to be a mistake.
Hansel and Gretel are brother and sister in an upper middle class house. Their parents are away for a while at the beginning of the film. Gretel and her friend Ashton are in her bedroom sharing a sample of weed ('Black Forest') while they listen to music. Hansel comes home and is not amused. He goes up to chat with them, and they decide to make gingerbread after Hansel describes Black Forest Cake. Ashton goes to get some more Black Forest from the little lady who lives in Pasadena (where else...). Agnes is willing to sell him the weed and to get him some munchies, as long as he does not touch her gingerbread house.
Ashton does eat some of it, and is knocked out by it. He awakes to find Agnes basting him. She starts eating him while he is still alive: first an eye, then roasted lower leg. Gretel makes a lot of calls since she expects him back. Next day, she starts asking his stoner associates where he might be. She gets Agnes' address from Manny, then convinces Hansel to drive her there. Agnes manages to fend off her inquiries.
The police call the power company to ask about a missing van about to be towed. The company acknowledges this, and the van is towed. Hansel and Gretel call the police, but the interview does not go well since they are unwilling to provide specifics about Manny, or Gretel's own drug use. Officer Hart takes Agnes' address anyway. Gretel is disappointed; Hansel is resigned.
Agnes seems to be more of a succubus than a cannibal. Sucking Ashton's spirit out of his body seems to do more for her than eating his flesh.
Carlos decides to horn in on Manny's action with the Black Forest High. Manny goes to Agnes and tells her about Carlos' demands. Agnes is unimpressed. She sends Carlos an insulting message, then kills Manny. Gretel posts signs about Ashton. Carlos, Jorge, and Octavio visit Agnes. This proved to be a bad idea for them.
The power company continues investigating the power spike. Sam's son (one of the stoners who gave up Manny to Carlos) divulges the location of the new weed, and Sam reports it to her boss. He personally continues the investigation from the power usage angle.
Gretel and Bianca decide to look for Ashton and Manny at Agnes' house. While Bianca talks to Agnes, Gretel breaks into the basement, and searches. She finds a piece of shirt that she recognizes. Soon she finds Octavio, or at least his voice. Agnes prevails again.
Hansel heads to Agnes' house once he sees Gretel's text. The police get a missing person's report on Ashton. The power company is zeroing in.
Will Agnes maintain her household against all these challenges?
Cinematography: 7/10 Mostly excellent, but many of the interior shots were not so good.
Sound: 10/10 No problems.
Acting: 6/10 Molly Quinn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Reynaldo Gallegos, and Yancy Butler were all fine. Bianca Saad was rather fun. Michael Welch, Lochlyn Munro, and Eddie Martin were almost OK. Andrew James Allen and Claudia Choi were terrible.
Screenplay: 6/10 This one had a few continuity errors involving time of day. Some of the plot motivators were really weak. Also, just what did the power company contribute to the whole matter? The opening seemed like the film was to be a full-on stoner film with no other considerations, which turned out to be false.
December 20, 2013
About what I expected....
August 8, 2013
This movie is extremely unbalanced.
You're never sure whether it's a stoner comedy or a horror flick. It tries to make this hybrid of the two, but it doesn't work at the least. The film is categorized as a "Stoner flick", but the film doesn't really use that to it's advantage. The weed part of the movie just sits there, it's merely a detail and nothing more than that.
In the end, it's easiest to judge a comedy movie on how much you laughed, and this movie was 100 minutes of utter silence.
August 2, 2013
From the title, I was expecting one of those so-bad-it's-good movies. Not so. I actually liked this movie. Good spin on the Handel and Gretel story.
July 26, 2013
This movie banks on the star power of Lara Flynn Boyle... and that's sad. That's really really sad. This was a grown up version of the horror movie you shot in your basement with your friends when you were 10 years old. That said, the director deserves props for letting his reach exceed his grasp, and I mean that with sincerity. The actors too, deserve praise. They did the best they could with what they were given. Molly Quinn is pretty cute too. Really it is the writer's fault for creating flat characters. But he tried. Lord, how he tried. Ya know what- fuck it. I'm giving this thing a four.
July 16, 2013
This is the type of movie that just doesn't seem like it's supposed to be good. But y'know what? It's actually pretty damn good. One of the most entertaining new horror flicks in a while, actually, and somewhat original to boot. As a special bonus, it answers the question "Whatever happened to Lara Flynn Boyle?", which it will remind you you've been forgetting to ask yourself. She's here is where she is, and if there was justice in the world, her creepy performance as the witch would earn her a shot at career resurrection. But it won't, because it's in a movie called "Hansel and Gretel Get Baked".
July 9, 2013
Better quality than I thought but still not worth watching.
July 5, 2013
stoner horror flick
June 30, 2013
It had Laura Flynn Boyle. Yes. That one. And it was no surprise that the movie lived up to its title. This is not your grandmother's Hansel and Gretel story, unless your grandmother told you about over-acting and eating humans when you get the munchies.
June 15, 2013
The screenplay, the cast, the shoots, i just don't think this should be great.