Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, begins with Hansel and Gretel who are two German children, being almost eaten by the wicked witch. However, they then turn the tables and she is put into her own oven. Fifteen years go by, and we then join up with Hansel and Gretel who are now all grown up. They have also find a line of work as bounty hunters, who specialize in tracking down witches who plan on killing and then eating the children. Unlike other copycats who are trying to cash in on the business, Hansel and Gretel are exceptional as unlike others, the spells and charms that the witches cast don't work on them, a fact that is proven time and again.
The two are at home when the anxious mayor of the German Town of Augsburg, Germany approaches the pair with a problem that the town is going to be having. In two weeks time, their will be a period known as the 'blood moon' a period that lasts for two days. During this time the witches of the area plan on getting their hands on every child in the area and sacrificing them to the demons of hell. Hansel and Gretel, both disgusted by this agree to do the job.
Due to the complete terror and the fact that the town has little faith in Hansel and Gretel, the townspeople organize a coup and get Sheriff Berringer instated. Sheriff Berringer quickly sets out looking for those who even look like witches, including Gretel, who he accuses of being a witch. However, the real witches arrive and an all out fight goes on between the bounty hunter and the witches. In the end, the witches all die and Hansel and Gretel leave town ready to continue on in their roles as bounty hunters.
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