For any Roald Dahl fan who grew up in the ’90s, the original The Witches starring the incomparable Anjelica Huston, was a staple of cinematic Halloween entertainment, serving as one of the best (if not the best) Dahl adaptations ever, as well as a traumatic nightmare of kid-friendly terror that was as horrifying as it was wonderful!
Well this Halloween, legendary director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future) introduces his spin on the classic story, with a contemporary American remake starring Octavia Spencer and Anne Hathaway! The beauty of it is he’s getting some help from Guillermo Del Toro, Kenya Barris, and Alfonso Cuaron as well! With talent like this, I think we can only hope for the best!
The film, previously set to hit theaters this month, will now be premiering exclusively on HBO Max due to the pandemic concerns. That said it’ll be fantastic to bring the big screen home and enjoy this timeless story safely from the comfort of our homes.
Check out the trailer and poster here:
Roald Dahl’s The Witches premieres on HBO Max October 22!