Watch Hansel & Gretel, Robert Eggers’ debut short film from 2007

Yet another reminder to never set foot in the woods.

Long before the release of 2015 The witch set Robert eggs On the map, the writer/director/production designer made a slightly different witch debut with his first short film, an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale Hansel and Gretel.

Released in 2007 (or 2006 if you overtrust a YouTube upload Wikipedia and IMDB), Eggers’ Hansel and Gretel seemed to have disappeared like a stray loaf of breadCrump track, up was posted yesterday through Famous first films.

Egger’s version of the fairyThe story is presented in black and white, with silent film title cards and lots of skittering Violins accompany the story. Early traces of the work he would do over the next decade are evident, from the obvious, overt rural menace to the wordless dread that accompanies characters as they sink deeper and deeper into terrible danger.

The introduction of the witch of the story is strikingly reminiscent of a nightmarish scene The witchwith Hansel and GretelAlso, the demonic form of was first presented through shadowy glimpses while awaiting victims in the mud of her forest home. But even without comparison to his full-length films, the short film works well as a nerve-wracking retelling of the well-known fairyStory that hauntingly focuses on the horror of the siblings, the eeriness of the witch’s isolated home and sudden transformation, and of course all the attempted cannibalism by children.

as Damn disgusting RemarksEgger’s only unreleased short film, an adaptation by Edgar Allan Poe The Treacherous Hearthasn’t surfaced online yet, although years ago its creator said he plans to release it at some point.

In the meantime, viewers looking for more of Eggers’ shorts can check out the 2013/2015 films brothers and those seeking other, non-Poe tales of 19th-century madness may wish to give The lighthouse a shot. Apart from that, Eggers’ The Northman will appear in a few weeks he appears to be returning to this long-lasting Nosferatu customization too.

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