Plot & Details
In Nicolas Roeg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel The Witches, a young boy is vacationing at the seaside with his grandmother when he discovers that the hotel he is staying at is hosting a convention of witches. Eavesdropping on the witches, he learns that the Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston) has devised a plan to turn all of the children in England into mice. With creature-effects by Jim Henson's Creature Shop, The Witches was the last film Henson worked on before passing away in 1990.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Comedy,Family
- Run Time: 92min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/21/1990
- DVD Release Date: 06/22/1999
- Distributor(s): Warner Brothers
- Director(s): Nicolas Roeg
- Starring: Anjelica Huston , Mai Zetterling , Jasen Fisher , Rowan Atkinson , Bill Paterson
- Themes: Mischievous Children,Nightmare Vacations,Heroic Mission,Witches
- Tone: Atmospheric,Creepy,Humorous,Menacing
- Keywords: conspiracy, grandmother, mouse [animal], orphan, vacation, boy, convention, cruelty, death-in-family, diabetes, disguise, eavesdropping, hotel, magic-potion, transformation, witch, witchcraft
- Country of Origin: USA (02-16-1990)
- Language: English