Witches is adapted from Roald Dahl's book, and directed by maverick
British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, who turned out to be a perfect interpreter
of Dahl's fiendishly clever tale of witchcraft in contemporary England.
A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother.
At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered
to prepare a plot to rid the world of all children.
visual effects and makeup and a delicious performance by Angelica
Huston are the highlights of this film about witches on a mission.
Angelica Huston is known for great performances and this is especially
good. Not since Cruella De Ville has there been a villainess like
this. Jim Henson works his magic on the film and its visual appeal,
effects and makeup make the film what it is.