Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

PG   |    |  Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller


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In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk.


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6 March 2000 | rondine
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| A movie that has something to say, and not just for the kids.
This is always touted as a movie for children but not much is mentioned of the way it is also aimed at adults. The narration is skillfully done by Arthur Hill. In the beginning he speaks of his "first look into the fearful needs of the human heart." Maybe it's just me, but that sounds fairly mature. And the theme of the movie, selling ones' soul to the devil is both scary and grown up. And the final theme, the one of love overcoming regret is very adult. Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451 and Martian Chronicle fame) adapted his own story for the screen and did a wonderful job. This movie has a lot of mood and atmosphere too. This is a movie both children and adults can enjoy.

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