Remember The Witches? The classic Roald Dahl novel? The film adaptation was terrifying too, starring Anjelica Huston as the frightening Grand High Witch. Well, the witches are back with a new adaptation, this time with Anne Hathaway scaring a new generation of children.
The dark fantasy novel from Roald Dahl has been a staple of children’s literature for years, since its publication in 1983. It features a young boy who goes to live with his grandmother, and listens to stories about witches: terrifying creatures that kill human children.
It isn’t long before the plucky protagonist meets the Grand High Witch of a coven of witches, and one thing leads to another and he’s turned into a mouse.
It’s a whacky, dark story and absolutely iconic in schools around the world. This new adaptation of the film, soon to be released for streaming, features Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer and is directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Thanks to The Witches trailer, we can’t wait to watch it and relive our childhoods. What about you?