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Hollywood Flashback: 1990’s ‘Witches’ Adaptation Scared Even Author Roald Dahl – Hollywood Reporter

The writer decried the “vulgarity, the bad taste and the actual terror displayed” in the film, starring Anjelica Huston as the head of a coven of toeless conjurers…

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Roald Dahl’s 1983 children’s novel The Witches, the sinister tale of a coven of toeless conjurers who despise youngsters (to them, kids smell like dog poo) and plot to turn them into mice, twice has been made into a movie.
The latest, from director Robert Zemeckis and starring Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch, will stream Oct. 22 on HBO Max. (It was pulled from Warner Bros.’ theatrical release calendar due to COVID-19.) But the original, which starred Anjelica Huston as the sorceress in chief,…

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