The Witches

The Witches is a 1990 dark fantasy comedy film directed by Nicolas Roeg and starring Anjelica HustonMai ZetterlingRowan 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 well received by critics, but performed poorly at the box office.

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