The Witches (1990)
It’s arguably Dahl’s darkest kids’ book and it’s given a suitably bleak adaptation at the unlikely hand of Don’t
Look Now and The Man Who Fell To Earth director Nicolas Roeg. The Jim Henson Company have a field day with the effects, turning boys into very convincing talking mice, and Anjelica Huston into a suitably gruesome Grand High Witch. It’s just a shame the Hollywoodised ending bottles it.