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 England of all children.Written by
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When your father was a boy like you, and living with me here in Norway, I told him about witches too, so that he would always be aware. Now, the most important thing you should know about real witches is this - now listen very carefully! Real witches dress in ordinary clothes, and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses, and they work in ordinary jobs.
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One my favorite childhood ... and present.. movies!
This is a movie which is highly underrated. It is a fantastic adventure
about a young boy and his wise grandma who go on vacation along the
English coast. Unknowlingly running into Grandma's most feared enemy-
the Grand High Witch. When Luke accidentally crosses paths with the
Grand High Witch and her Witch minions, it is up to him, Bruno Jenkins,
and Grandma to save all the children of England!
Anjelica Huston does a marvelous job at portraying the snobbishly
aristocratic Eva Ernst as well as her unmasked counterpart, the evil
Grand High Witch. She definitely steals the show in this one, although
Mai Zetterling does give one that warm nurturing feeling as the wise
but kind grandma. And Jasen Fisher did a good job as well.
Not only is the acting good, but the special effects.. or should i see
puppets and makeup.. are marvelous! The grand high witch without her
face mask is really a terrible sight! And the little mice, really
puppets opposed to the technological computer created special effects,
really work out great and give a more earthy feel non animated animal
If your an adult and your looking for a nail biting psychological
thriller your looking in a very wrong direction. But if you are looking
for a classic, fun, adventure for all ages- I suggest you watch this. I
give it an A+!!!!!!!!
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