The Witches (1990)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Family


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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.


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10 May 2004 | Greatwhitewhale2
A film that scared the hell out of me as a kid
No doubt Roald Dahl is a great children's author but maybe perhaps children will feel less scared reading the book than seeing it on film!

The story of a boy and his grandmother, finding out that the hotel they are staying at has a witches convention which is planning to turn all the children in England into mice is very well done. Though the major concerns I have is 1. The head witch in her real form 2. The scene when people turn into mice (espically the English kid) WARNING THOSE SCENES SCARE CHILDREN CAUSE IT SCARED ME! So parents, just put your arm around your kid the whole time, just in case.

Performances are good, espically from Angelica Huston and Rowan Atkinson. Jasen Fisher is quite a cheesy lead to have, I reckon.

A good family movie with very scary scenes so I'll warn you there.

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,221,402 26 August 1990

Gross USA:

$10,360,553

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,360,553

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