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Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

 -  Drama | Family | Fantasy  -  29 April 1983 (USA)
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In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk.

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Charles Halloway
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Mr. Dark
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Mrs. Nightshade
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Tom Fury
Vidal Peterson ...
Will Halloway
Shawn Carson ...
Jim Nightshade
Mary Grace Canfield ...
Miss Foley
Richard Davalos ...
Mr. Crosetti
Jake Dengel ...
Mr. Tetley
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Dr. Douglas
Bruce M. Fischer ...
Mr. Cooger
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Mrs. Halloway
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Dust Witch
Brendan Klinger ...
Cooger as a Child
James Stacy ...
Ed, The Bartender
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Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out? Wishes are granted, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Based on the Ray Bradbury novel. Written by Mayla Kalrist <mayla@sojourn.com>

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boy | carnival | mirror | devil | lightning | See more »

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After he fulfills your deepest, lifelong dream...he'll tell you the price you have to pay. See more »


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29 April 1983 (USA)  »

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Cos paskudnego tu nadchodzi  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)
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Steven Spielberg was considered to direct this movie. See more »

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When Jim Nightshade buys the lightning rod with cash and coin, he has a Lincoln Memorial penny, which wasn't minted until 1959. The story is set earlier. See more »

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Mr. Dark: [Clenching fists until his hands bleed] The truth is, you are lying to me!
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Referenced in Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches (2005) See more »

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You May Disagree, But I Love This Movie
11 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After reading some of the previous comments made about this film, I feel compelled to add my own.

I've never read the Ray Bradbury novel, though this movie did make me want to read more of his work. So what if it's not entirely true to the book? How many supernatural-themed stories adapted for film actually were true to the story in pre-CGI days? At any rate, I love this movie because it was spooky without being scary, and for a kid's movie, that was perfect for me. I'll never forget how creepy Jonathan Price was in this film. I loved the effects and the moody art direction.

It's dark without being too dark for kids, which I'm pretty sure is what Disney and most parents would want.


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