There’s a remake of the classic 1990 children’s horror movie The Witches that now stars Anne Hathaway in the Anjelica Huston role, as well as Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock, Kristin Chenoweth and Jahzir Kadeem Bruno.
Watch the trailer below.
The darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.
Below, the trailer for the original movie, produced by Jim Henson and directed by Nicholas Roeg.
And I’m sorry, as lovely as Anne is, she’s no Anjelica.
But what do YOU think? Will the reboot match the pants-pooping terror of the original? And will you be watching? Or should we all just stick with the original and re-watch it with friends on Zoom this Halloween?
The new Witches opens October 22, 2020 on HBO Max, followed by an international theatrical release on October 28, 2020.