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Halloween express: 13 classic witch movies you should watch

Halloween express: 13 classic witch movies you should watch

In the collective imagination, witches are both fascinating and disturbing. Her image in popular culture is unmistakable: a manipulative cannibal. Today, however, witches are seen as feminist icons. Proving she's not old yet, let's get into the Halloween spirit by taking a look at the best movies about witches.

Halloween express: 13 classic witch movies you should watch

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1.Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus or Disney rocked the childhoods of all kids born in the 90s. My favorite Halloween tradition is a children's movie starring Betty Midler wearing fake baby teeth: the 1993 cult classic, Hocus Pocus.

The film begins in Salem in 1693, where three child-eater witches executed from village people and spelled on themselves to come back to lives when certain rules applied. A curious young man moves to Salem 300 years later. he struggles to fit into new life but accidentally wake the three evil witches of Salem in the 17th century. The Halloween nightmare begin...

Halloween movie with 3 witches is everyone's favorite when we're child. Old witch movies are Classic.

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2.The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

In the small New England community of Eastwick, widowed sculptor Alexandra divorces journalist Sukey, and divorced music teacher Jane is a longtime friend with a strong spiritual connection; when they both want to do it together When something happens, it happens (that's what the "witch" part is really about). They are tired of their routine and yearn for an exciting new person in their life.

Mysterious, energetic, and charismatic millionaire Daryl Van Horn comes to town, buys Eastwick's most historic home, and makes it his adult park. Van Horn woos and seduces three women in turn, making them a personal harem (the ladies overcome initial jealousy), revealing that he appears to possess magical powers in the process. When a neighbor who disapproves of Van Horn is cursed, Alexandra, Jane and Suki reconsider their moody new boyfriend.

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3.The Craft (1996)

The Craft is one of the must-have teen movies of the '90s. Teenage Sarah arrives in a new town where she doesn't know anyone. She made friend with Bonnie, Rochelle,and Nancy, all of them are with a passion to the occult, and they practice magic in their free time. Soon, Sarah was endowed with unique talents that no one else had. The result is an unprecedented rivalry that threatens to damage the group's well-being...

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4.The Love Witch (2016)

Witch movies 90s Make way for the erotic witches and their anti-feminist versions. After her husband dead, the young and beautiful witch Elaine, decides to give up everything and make a new life. Emotionally dependent, let's face it, in love, she is desperate to find her new Prince Charming. Thanks to the magic filter, she managed to attract some of them but seemed to annoy them and even killed them...

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5.Practical Magic (1998)

Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a family with magical lineage, they mostly avoided witchcraft themselves, However, they are two stunningly beautiful girl, there's a curse from their family line that every man they love dies prematurely. Sally, a mother who dreams of a normal life, cannot stop the spell and finds herself facing the death of a loved one. Meanwhile, Gillian meets a very mysterious person...

movies like practical magic are so different from traditional witchy movies, but it's my personnal favorite.

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6.Salem witch trials(1957)

Directed by Belgian Raymond Rouleau, the film romantically tells the true story of the witches of Salem. In the small town of Massachusetts in the 17th century, young servant Abigail Williams lived an idyllic life with her mistress' husband, Elizabeth Proctor. After the latter sends him away, the young woman, out of revenge, engages in witchcraft before being arrested and brought to court, where she claims to be the victim of a conspiracy...

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7.Bedknobs and Broomsticks(1971)

Between movies and cartoons, The Teenage Witch, starring Angela Lansbury, is a Halloween night movie for the whole family. As war prepares to hit England, Eglantine Price must house and protect three orphans. Living alone with a cat, she secretly devotes herself to witchcraft in search of a magical secret to save her country...

Movies about witches and magic are in every child's childhood...

Bedknobs and Broomsticks cover

8. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015)

The movie takes place in New England in the 1630s, when William, a devout Puritan, was expelled from his plantation and forced to move to a desolated place with his wife Catherine and children because he disagreed with the church's customs. They started from scratch and went through hardships. However, the unexpected disappearance of their infant son left a lingering shadow on the family's hearts. The weather is terrible, the crops are wrong, and the relationship between husband and wife is tense. Katherine is on the brink of a breakdown because of her missing child. During this period, the eldest daughter Thomasin, who is primarily responsible for the disappearance of the child, has a heavy heart...

The VVitch: A New-England Folktale actor

9.Blair Witch (2016)

A movie about witches. James' sister, who has been missing for twenty years, is Blair, the once-troubled Black Forest witch. James had always believed that his sister still lived somewhere in the Black Forest. One day, James saw a strange video on the Internet, and the person who recorded the video was his sister. In order to find out his sister's whereabouts, James and his friends Pete, Lisa and Ashley decide to revisit the place.

James found the two siblings who uploaded the video, and under their leadership, the group gradually deepened into the Black Forest. The beautiful forest scenery makes Pete and Ashley let down their guard, but strange noises and gratuitous witch totems throw them into a panic after dark. James kicked them out, thinking they were siblings, but the situation didn't improve with their departure.

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10. Häxan (1922)

A quasi-documentary about religious witchcraft, ranked 39th in the world's top 50 documentaries. You could watch a quasi-documentary about religious witchcraft. Between 1919 and 1921, the Danish director created this timeless masterpiece of Swedish-Danish co-production, in which he played the devil. The film's innovative ideas, excellent styling skills, and well-structured imagery lend themselves well to its expressive close-ups and action-packed editing. But the film was banned in Sweden and other European countries for religious reasons at the time, and it wasn't until 1929 that a heavily edited version appeared in the United States, when the director moved to the United States Time. Still, he was unsuccessful and died of depression. The importance of this work lies not only in the sensitivity of the subject matter and the avant-garde techniques but also in terms of visual achievement, and this film is undoubtedly the best in film history.

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11. Season of the Witch (2011) 

By the 13th century, priests began to use the Book of Solomon against witches and demons. A hundred years later, Knight Berman, known for his outstanding exploits in the Crusades, and his former partner Filson are fed up with the brutality of war. They go home disarmed, but what they see in the town is the plague scene. Behman and Filson were arrested as deserters. The local lord knew the merits of the two and immediately sent them to escort the witch to the monastery to accept the task of trial on behalf of the church. Berman, Field, and a local priest, knight and bandit as guides form an escort. The girl in the cage looked harmless and innocent, and Berman had a hard time believing that she was the witch who brought the plague. Along the way, a young knight joined their team, but at the same time, inexplicable blood-colored visions kept appearing. Only when Baiman and his party ended did they realize that all this was a conspiracy of the devil...

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12. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

In October 1994, three film school students in the small town of Blair, Maryland - Mike, Heather and Josh - were filming a documentary about Blair the Witch, but all three disappeared during filming. A year later, people found footage of the film they left behind, documenting everything that happened before they disappeared…

In the small town of Blair, the legend of Blair, the witch who killed children, has been passed down to this day. The concentration of children's cemeteries here and the ancient stories that are almost known in the city all confirm the existence of witches. Mike and three other classmates set out to pursue Blair's story on a quiet Sunday, but the curse begins to fall on them as they head deeper into the jungle. This is a scary witch movie.

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13. The Crucible (2014)

The story takes place in the United States in 1692, in a small town called Salem, inhabited by a group of simple-minded and even ignorant villagers. Abigail is the priest's niece. She fell in love with a man named Proctor. However, Proctor already had a family. The relationship soon fell apart after Proctor's wife Elizabeth found out. Abigail's failed romance spread throughout the town, and her peers ridiculed her. Outraged and ashamed, Abigail performed a cursing ritual in the forest to curse Elizabeth. Pastor Paris, who had just passed by, saw the ceremony. Although it was not clear who was holding the ceremony, news of a witch in the village spread quickly, and the whole town fell into a panic...

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