The Witches (1990)

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - The BFG -

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.

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