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The Witches

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Starring (View all)
Anjelica Huston Anjelica Huston
Miss Ernst / Grand High Witch
Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson
Mr. Stringer
Bill Paterson Bill Paterson
Mr. Jenkins
Brenda Blethyn Brenda Blethyn
Mrs. Jenkins
Charlie Potter Charlie Potter
Bruno Jenkins
Anne Lambton Anne Lambton
Woman in Black


Written by
Roald Dahl Roald Dahl
(book)
Allan Scott Allan Scott
(screenplay)


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11 years, 11 months ago at Oct 27 13:32
Luke, um menino de 10 anos, é levado à Inglaterra por sua avó Helga após a morte dos pais. Ao chegarem ao hotel, descobre que uma estranha convenção acontece por ali. Ele percebe que se trata de um encontro de bruxas, no qual está se traçando planos para transformar todas as crianças do mundo em ratos. O pequeno Luke acaba sendo descoberto em uma das reuníões, se torna vítima e acaba s... read more

An average movie

11 years, 5 months ago at May 4 13:42
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it has a pretty good reputation, I thought I might as well check it out. To be honest, I have never been a huge fan of Roald Dahl's work and I never really enjoyed the movies adapted from his books. I mean, some of them were pretty good but none of them really blew me away (except 'The Fantastic Mr Fox) and this feature was not an exc... read more

Review of The Witches

8 years, 11 months ago at Oct 21 1:43
Many children have grown up reading the work of Roald Dahl, and I was no exception. To this day, The Witches remains my favorite book by the prolific children's author, being more frightening, creepy, and wickedly twisted than any book I had read at the time. The movie manages to convey these traits of the book (sometimes better, sometimes worse), but in a manner that could potentially traumatiz... read more
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A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.
Release date: 24 August 1990
UPC: 012569067127
Tags: Fantasy (20), Horror (11), Adventure (9), 1990 (9), Witches (9), Family (8), Magic (8), Animals (7), Witch (6), 1990s (6), Based On Novel (6), UK (5), Usa (4), Book (4), Orphan (4), Grandmother Grandson Relationship (4), Vacation (4), Mice (4), Witchcraft (3), Children's (3)
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" The Witches is a 1990 dark fantasy comedy horror film directed by Nicolas Roeg, produced by Jim Henson and starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, and Jasen Fisher. Based on the 1983 book of the same name by Roald Dahl, the story features evil witches who masquerade as ordinary women, and a boy and his grandmother who must find a way to foil their plans. The film was produced by Jim Henson Productions for Lorimar Film Entertainment as the last theatrical film to be produce"


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Kyle Ellis posted a review 7 months ago

Very good movie, Anjelica is fabulous!

“I loved Roald Dahl's books as a kid, and I still do. I have also throughly enjoyed the film adaptations especially Matilda, James and the Giant Peach and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. And while I admit I was frightened of it as a kid, I enjoy the Witches now. While Nicolas Roeg's direction could have done with more subtlety, the film is very well made, with incredible special effects particularly in the scene when the Grand High Witch turns the boy into a mouse. The script is offbeat and funny,the music is deliciously dark and the film moves quickly. And the acting is excellent, with Jasen Fisher likable as the boy and Mai Zetterling memorable as his granny. Anjelica Huston is superb though as the Grand High Witch, almost unrecognisable she was. Gene Wilder and Pam Ferris, look ou” read more

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" First Viewing Viewing Date: October 22nd Via: iTunes Store Plot: While on holiday with his grandmother, a young boy stumbles upon a witch convention and becomes determined to stop them, even after being turned into a mouse. Rating: 7.1/10"


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" What. The. Fuck. Is. This. Movie. It was probably my fault as I should've remembered that this film is supposed to be based on the Roald Dahl novel and it's a kid's movie etc but holy shit this movie is infuriating. The opening scene is amazing: an old woman tells her grandson myths about Norwegian witches who victimize children. One child is snatched and becomes stuck in a painting in her parents' home forever. The sets in Norway are captivating and magical. And then enters the annoying s"


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