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6 Favorite Witchy Movies

6 Favorite Witchy Movies
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If you love witch movies, Halloween is the perfect time of year. Here our some of our favorites that you should watch before the season ends!

Based on the Arthur Miller play about the Salem witch trials, the film captures the hysteria of the Salem witch hunts and trials. With performances by Daniel Day Lewis, Joan Allen, Winona Ryder, it both reflects the original tone of the trials and the hysteria of the McCarthy Hearings of 1950.

 

When Sergeant Howie receives an anonymous tip about a missing girl on a remote island, he sets out to solve the mystery. This 70’c classic follows Howie in the many twists and turns of his search for little Rowan and the conflict that ensues with the native Islanders. As a Christian, Howie is repulsed by the Islanders Pagan rituals and suspects more is going on than meets the eye.

 

This 1968 classic is an American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. Mia Farrow stars as Rosemary Woodhouse, a naïve housewife who is tricked into bearing the spawn of Satan. The film continues to survive the test of time and receives almost unanimous acclaim from both critics and viewers.

 

Released in1999, The Blair Witch Project is an American found footage horror film written, directed, and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez and produced by Haxan Films. Interestingly enough, Häxan is the name of an old Danish silent film that depicts the hysteria of demonic torture and witch hunts. The film centers around three students who go missing while filming a documentary about an urban legend called the Blair Witch, and the “recovered footage” is what the audience is watching.

 

Before Mean Girls, there was The Craft. This 1996 favorite stars Robin Tunney as Sarah, a troubled teen who starts at a new school in California. There, she meets Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Nancy (Fairuza Balk) and Rochelle (Rachel True), who worship a pagan deity called Manon. The four form a coven with Nancy as the defacto leader. As the girls experiment with their powers, things begin to go wrong. After all, whatever you practice comes back to you three-fold.

 

It isn’t really Halloween until television channels start playing Hocus Pocus. This beloved film is set in Salem, Massachusetts where a boy named Max accidentally resurrects three witches who were hanged during the infamous Salem witch trials. With the help of his sister, a friend, and a boy-turned-cat named Binx, Max rushes to return the witches to the grave before they devour the souls of Salem’s children.Though the script was originally penned for a Disney Channel Original Movie, Walt Disney Studios had bigger plans for it. With big names like Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, it was an instant success and continues to be a cult classic.

6 Favorite Witchy Movies