The Witches Reviews
Someplace in Norway a granny tells her grandson about witches. The way they can smell children, the way they capture and kill them. She knows how they look and work. Luke is not only frightened but he really believes it too. When they stay at a hotel later on in the film, there are some sort of meeting there - naturally a cover for a witches meeting, and Jack and his granny get's in the middle of it.
Very good effects, impressive, actually. Cool with plenty of Norwegian stuff, too. Matches, board games, cars and even some frases. Not too long ago I saw another Roeg film and I must say I like his style of film making, something different. Quite weird, but always direct. Good stuff.
A scary film for the younger audiences. I found it funny and with it's very solid story it's watchable indeed.
7 out of 10 potions.
It's quite a flick for it's time and it was pretty darn hilarious to see all the scenes that use to scare me look like a joke to me now. I still like this story and it was indeed a memorable one from childhood.
I like scarier films now but this is still a classic and I guess it's one for the younger audiences. Funny, darkly and certainly an entertainer!
The film is shot very realistically, it feels really grounded.... It isn't until the amazing work of Jim Henson's company does the dark magic of the film come alive. Let us also not forget this movie is about murdering children and it handles a child's kidnapping way too realistically for comfort.
Anyone who grew up with this film will always look for women with purple eyes.
Perhaps the best Roald Dahl film ever. Scary for kids. This is exactly what PG horror films SHOULD be. And... MR. BEAN IS THE HOTEL OWNER!!!