Recently orphaned Luke Eveshim spends a holiday in a hotel with his grandmother Helga, who taught him a lot about witches. Now, with the help of Helga and the hotel manager, Mr. She is both sensual and sinister at the same time. It's about woman and her pre-teen, orphaned grandson who take a room at a seaside hotel. Stringer Rowan Atkinson , Luke the mouse must fight back against the witches. Based on the book by Roald Daul, The Witches is a tale of a boy named Luke who goes on holiday with his grandmother. Director: Writer: Starring: , , , , , Producer: ».
It turns out, however, that the place is a hotbed of witchery and darkness and that a virgin sacrifice is planned for the near future. Since this was done almost 25 years ago, the special effects may be a bit dated. First time seeing this movie in my twenties, I'd recommend it for older kids who don't scare easily. While staying at a hotel in England with his grandmother, Helga Mai Zetterling , young Luke Jasen Fisher inadvertently spies on a convention of witches. Want to watch '' in the comfort of your own home? This is one of my must-watch films every fall as Halloween approaches. While hidden it's there he learns the ulterior motive of the convention.
The Grand High Witch has developed a new potion that they plan on spreading into candy shops all over the globe. Now, with the help of Helga and the hotel manager, Mr. They are discovered, even transformed into rodents, yet escape, and must stop the evil plan at all cost. There, she takes up a post at a rural school where all appears well on the surface. The Grand High Witch Anjelica Huston reveals a plan to turn all children into mice through a magical formula.
. When they find that Luke has overheard, the witches test the formula on him. 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. SuZane I remembered loving this movie when I was a kid, though I could only remember the transformation scenes. They find themselves in a hotel out in the country where there is a convention going on with lots of women from all around the world.
Things go a little crazy when Bruno's wealthy mother and father discover that he has been changed and refuse to believe their own eyes and the hotel staff seems to be oblivious to what is going on right under their own roof. Well, it turns out that's the only memorable part of the movie. Rowan Atkinson, in his role as hotel manager Mr. 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. The Witches 1966 1960s British B-movie chiller featuring voodoo, the supernatural and general dark arts. The film was directed by Cyril Frankel, who'd made Hammer's 1960 child abuse drama 'Never Take Sweets from a Stranger', and the script was by Quatermass author Nigel Kneale.
It's also very family friendly but perhaps not for little ones that are too young. I hated when it was over! 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. Houston is fantastic, beautiful her beauty shines through even as a witch. 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. It turns out that these women are evil witches that are out to rid the world of children. Anjelica Huston plays a phenomenal Grand Witch.
The only redeemable parts are the transformation scenes except for a super weird and creepy one at the end. All actors were great, bringing the story to life! Stringer, lends comic relief as the story develops in the Excelsior Hotel in Cornwall by the beach. Hunting down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the Nicolas Roeg-directed movie via subscription can be a challenge, so we here at Moviefone want to do right by you. They find it's a cover for a witches convention, where the international Grand High Witch Eva Ernst instructs the 'soft' Englsh witches how to dispose of all children. This potion will make it even easier for witches to destroy children.
Mai Elisabeth Zetterling plays the grandmother of the protagonist. Anjelica Huston is thoroughly convincing as the Grand High Witch. The movie can be a little intense for the younger set, so this may not be a great movie to watch before bedtime. Just watch the clips on youtube and save yourself an hour and a half. Among the guests are a group of women set to attend a convention. I didn't expect to start crying, but I did multiple times. The Grand High Witch Anjelica Huston reveals a plan to turn all children into mice through a magical formula.
Luke, now much smaller and with a new set of whiskers, sets out to stop the witches and rid the world of them so that children everywhere can be safe once again. Luke discovers the witches and tells his grandmother about them just before he and his new found friend Bruno are used as test subjects for the new potion and changed forever! Probably because the grandmother reminds me so much of mine that has passed and diabetes runs in my family. Witches hate children and plan to kill them by spiking food with a formula that turns all those who consume it into mice. Stringer Rowan Atkinson , Luke the mouse must fight back against the witches. He befriends fat glutton Bruno Jenkins, with whom he lurks around a convention of women.