The Witches(Movie, 1990)

| 1h 31min | Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Kids & Family
The WitchesRating: 3.3/5 (with 271 votes)
The Witches is a 1990 British-American dark fantasy comedy film directed by Nicolas Roeg, produced by Jim Henson and starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, and Jasen Fisher, based on the 1983 children's novel of the same title by Roald Dahl. As in the original novel, the story features evil witches who masquerade as ordinary women and kill children, and a boy and his grandmother need to find a way to foil and destroy them. The film was produced by Jim Henson Productions for Lorimar Film Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros. as the last theatrical film to be produced by Lorimar, before the company shut down in 1993. The film was very well received by critics, but performed poorly at the box office. ()
Movie poster of The Witches

Where to watch The Witches (cinema/streaming/download)?

"The Witches" is currently available on 2 providers. The Witches can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 1h 31min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 32min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 1h 31min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 32min
Also available at on: DVD

About The Witches

A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the witches' plot before he can stop them?

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Trailer for The Witches + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

The Witches (1990) Official Trailer #1 - Anjelica Huston Family Horror Movie(Trailer, 1:18)

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Additional Information

Shot in: Bergen
Plays in: Norway
Based on the work of: Roald Dahl ("The Witches")
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 19 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Basque (EU), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK)
Status: Released
Release date US: 08/24/1990 (World premiere: 05/25/1990)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Screenwriter: Allan Scott
Film Editor: Tony Lawson
Director of Photography: Harvey Harrison
Composer: Stanley Myers
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"La maldición de las brujas"
"Roald Dahl's, The Witches"

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