The Witches was previously adapted by Nicolas Roeg in the 90s. That version starred Anjelica Huston in the lead role of a memorable villainous witch. The entire film was full of nope as a child. I remember, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Hellraiser being less traumatic in a lot of ways.
The original film carried a rating of PG and it appears that the MPAA will attach the same PG rating to the Zemeckis remake. This time the film comes with a PG rating due to “Scary images/moments, language and thematic elements.”
Zemeckis’ The Witches takes place in Alabama during 1967. A young orphan boy (Jahzir Kabeem Bruno) is sent to live with his grandmother (Octavia Spencer). Unfortunately, the two end up crossing paths with the Grand High Witch and her coven.
Guillermo Del Toro and Robert Zemeckis are sure to come up with something unique. The two are responsible for enormously great bodies of work, respectively. At the very least the film will be a visual feast. The question is will it retain that strange, traumatic horror that 1990’s The Witches had?