Roald Dahl The Witches Movie Download

Roald Dahl's The Witches tells the story of a brave young boy and his Norwegian grandmother as they battle England's witches. 1990 Warner Bros. Film trailer. Jun 19, 2018 - Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis has replaced Guillermo del Toro as the director of Roald Dahl's The Witches.

This movie is an interesting and delightfully wicked 'Cult Classic' based on the Roald Dahl classic of the same name. It's about woman and her pre-teen, orphaned grandson who take a room at a seaside hotel. Among the guests are a group of women set to attend a convention.

Dungeons and dragons quest pdfs. The guests are unaware that the group of women who are to attend the convention are actually witches. The grandson ends up chasing his escaped pet mouse into the convention hall just as the disguised witches assemble into the room, locking the door behind them, not knowing the boy is hidden behind a folding screen inadvertently trapping him in with them. While hidden it's there he learns the ulterior motive of the convention.

Witches hate children and plan to kill them by spiking food with a formula that turns all those who consume it into mice. While hidden in the room, the grandson watches as all the witches remove their wigs exposing itchy, wart covered bald heads.

He then sees the grand high witch (Angelica Huston) transform from a beautiful human form, into her actual form, a hideous, hairless creature. The witches, who despise the smell of children discover the boy and transform him into a mouse that then escapes the room and somehow gets back up to his room and warns his grandmother. The rest of the show deals with the grandmother and grandson trying to stop the witches and ends with the boy being able to transform back into his human body.

This movie can be a little intense and I'd advise parents and guardians to keep that in mind if they allow kids under 8 years old to watch this movie. A wonderful cautionary tale for children about the wiles of witches---although, its mildly adult situations make this more a film for grownups than for children. Anjelica Huston is thoroughly convincing as the Grand High Witch. She is both sensual and sinister at the same time. Mai Elisabeth Zetterling plays the grandmother of the protagonist.

She is perfect as the teller of dark tales as she enjoys her cigars and helps her grandson recognize witches and avoid their evil schemes. Rowan Atkinson, in his role as hotel manager Mr. Stringer, lends comic relief as the story develops in the Excelsior Hotel in Cornwall by the beach. This is one of my must-watch films every fall as Halloween approaches. It was a lot more dramatic than I expected in addition to being a child adventure movie. I didn't expect to start crying, but I did multiple times.

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Probably because the grandmother reminds me so much of mine that has passed and diabetes runs in my family. I don't think kids will have the same reaction because they are still young, and the dramatic sad stuff will go over their head. For them it'll be a euphoric action adventure. First time seeing this movie in my twenties, I'd recommend it for older kids who don't scare easily. If you're a fan of children's author Roald Dahl (he wrote the book on which this movie was based), you're likely to enjoy this film. Since this was done almost 25 years ago, the special effects may be a bit dated.

IMHO, kids age five or six should watch this with an adult nearby who can assess the child's response. The movie can be a little intense for the younger set, so this may not be a great movie to watch before bedtime. Anjelica Huston plays a phenomenal Grand Witch. The grandmother is a loving & caring person, accepting her grandson and his friend even when they are turned into mice. Best of all, everything comes out right in the end. I remembered loving this movie when I was a kid, though I could only remember the transformation scenes.