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The Worst Witch (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  1 November 1986 (UK)
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Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss ... See full summary »

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Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss Cackle, has an evil twin sister (Agatha) who plans to destroy the school. Can Mildred foil the plan before the Grand Wizard (Tim Curry) comes to the Academy for the Halloween celebration you'll never forget?!! Written by Evan Shenkman <ejs15@cornell.edu> and Elyssa Cohen__<esc10@cornell.edu>>>

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When the girls are playing terror tag Dawn Undercover of the red team screams twice. The blue team only got one point, the other point never went up. See more »

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Maud Warlock: Go to sleep.
Mildred Hubble: I can't.
Maud Warlock: Why not?
Mildred Hubble: I'm afraid of the dark.
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Anything Can Happen on Halloween
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A cute little movie.
7 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Released in 1986, "The Worst Witch" is a children's Halloween film about a girl named Mildred Hubble who dreams of becoming a witch, so she goes to a school called Cackles Academy which teaches girls how to be witches. Mildred however cannot seem to ever do anything right and gets into all sorts of crazy adventures.

I LOVE Halloween. I always have. This movie....man, oh man......I used to LOVE this movie when I was a little boy. I actually recall the very first time I watched this. I was three-years old, just got out of the bath tub, and my sister and I sat and watched this. Our Mom was even nice enough to video tape it for us. We must have watched that VHS a trillion times growing up. Even when it was not Halloween, we watched it. We just loved it. This movie played a big role in our childhood. Even when we got older, we still loved it. I had the biggest crush on Fairuza Balk then too.

I have not seen this movie in a few years however, and I actually sat and watched it today for the first time since I was about 12, and I forgot how much I liked this movie and why I liked it when I was younger. It made me feel young again. It's a great movie. I felt so sorry for poor Mildred Hubble when I was younger, and I felt bad for her even watching it now.

Adults will enjoy watching it with their children. Especially if you are an adult who liked this movie as a kid and your own kids will most likely also love it. So do check it out the movie sometime. It is a classic.


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