Yeah, I think you know what’s up… This is another stoner movie, specifically made to cater to the needs of the many, so if you’re not a pothead you will hardly find Hansel & Gretel Get Baked funny or entertaining. Still, some form of intoxication should be enough, so all you alcoholics out there can relax. And if you’re covering both fronts at the same time, good news for you.
The first thing that I noticed is that they could have used a better-looking weed, or this could be a clever move since they have to get better weed from the witch (there goes the plot). Although it looks relatively commercial and slightly milky, not to mention that it’s produced by Mark Morgan, producer of The Twilight Saga film series, after the first half-hour it devolves into a bloody mess. To be honest this is a horror movie with a bit of comedy sprinkled on top.
Well, I guess you all know the story about Hansel and Gretel, so take that premise and combine it with marijuana and munchies and you got a plot for this movie. Hansel and Gretel are living ordinary lives, in the year of our lord 2013. Everything changes when Gretel’s boyfriend gets a hold of a particularly good weed that he bought from some old lady. Almost out of it, he splits to buy more but isn’t heard from since. Worried for him Gretel decides to look up that sweet old lady, and…
I can tell you one thing, Molly Quinn (Castle) has grown up, and I mean that both skill, age, and body-wise. The rest of the cast was up to the task, with Lara Flynn Boyle leading the way. The one thing that annoyed me throughout the movie was the shaky camera that was giving away the impression of a much smaller and lamer movie. With a runtime of just over eighty minutes, Hansel & Gretel Get Baked is a fun little horror-comedy.
The other thing that really blew me away was the horror part of the movie that was so juicy and gory that you would think that you’re watching some French torture horror. A little cannibalism didn’t hurt anybody. In the end, this can be an amusing sideshow to your main movie, or a fun excuse to get your buddies together (if out of buddies use more weed or beer). And if you’re looking for movies like this one check out Idle Hands.
Director: Duane Journey
Writer: David Tillman
Cast: Molly C. Quinn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael Welch, Andrew James Allen, Reynaldo Gallegos
Fun Facts: The end credits list Lara Flynn Boyle and Molly C. Quinn each as associate producer.