The Witches Page #2

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Nicolas Roeg
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min



Frau Evershim,

could I come in for a minute?

I'm afraid

I have some bad news.

Come in.

Wait here.

Come here to me.

Come on.

Let's cuddle up here.

Sit on my lap.

- Shall we bring them to England?

- Yes.

Let's do that.

I think they're very good.

I really do.

Quite a talent there,

which I didn't know anything about.


After the accident...

...I didn't take Luke

back to America right away.

We went to England

where I had a house.

He started at the school his parents

had chosen for him before they...

- Bald?

- That's why they wear wigs.

Before they came to me

on their vacation.

They itch and scratch a lot.

I saw a woman yesterday

with purple eyes.

Hello, young man.

What a magnificent tree house.

Did you build it yourself?

My dad and I did.

I've got something

for you here.

Something I think

you'll like.

- Jump down and I'll show you.

- No.

- What?

- No, thank you very much.

It's worth a lot of money.

This is private property.

There's nothing

to be frightened of.

I just wanted

to give you this.

I found him on my walk.

He's quite harmless.


Little boys love snakes.

Here, he's yours.

Grandma! Grandma!

I'll leave him here if you like.

Then you can come down and get him.

They wriggle away quite quickly...

...unless you tell them not to.


Perhaps you'd like some chocolate.


She can't hear you.

What's your name?

Is it...


Thought so.

Here you are, Luke.

A big bar of chocolate.

- If you...

- Luke.

Luke, it's dinnertime.

Luke, dinnertime.

- Did you see her?

- Yes.

I think she was a witch.

Gloves, purple eyes.

She wanted me

to climb down and...

...she hypnotized a snake

she wanted to give me.

A real one?

A real snake, yes!

I swear.

I believe you.

Close your eyes.

No cheating.

To your chair.

There we are.

"Happy birthday to you...

"Happy birthday to you...

"Happy birthday, dear Luke...

"Happy birthday to you."


They're great!

I'll build them a whole circus...

...teach them tricks

and acrobatics and stuff.

It must be so neat being a mouse.

Just play all day and eat,

and then play some more.

I'll rig up a whole room with...



Your granny has a mild case of diabetes.

It's nothing to worry about.

Have a good rest,

and soon you'll be as right as rain.

You'll be better.

I'm putting you

on a sugar-free diet.

No cakes, candies,

or sugar at all.

Those cigars won't do you any good.


There are some more pills to take.

With that and a good holiday

by the seaside...'ll be good as new.

Come on, leave your granny to rest.

Perhaps you can bring her breakfast

in bed in the morning.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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