Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Something Wicked This Way Comes Review


Try as I might to get into this movie, based on the classic Ray Bradbury tale, I've found myself blocked by its off-putting ways. The guts of the piece are there: Evil carnival comes to town and wreaks havoc on everyone who lives there. But something comes up short that I can't quite place. My best guess: The focus of the film is on two Hardy Boys-like kids who play detective. They aren't very bright nor very likeable, and they detract from some otherwise fun set pieces. In fact, the film is by far at its best when they're nowhere to be seen.


Something Wicked This Way Comes

Facts and Figures

Run time: 95 mins

In Theaters: Friday 29th April 1983

Box Office Worldwide: $5.7M

Budget: $19M

Production compaines: Walt Disney Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Fresh: 15 Rotten: 10

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Peter Douglas

Starring: as Charles Halloway, as Mr. Dark, as Mrs. Nightshade, as Tom Fury, Vidal Peterson as Will Halloway, Shawn Carson as Jim Nightshade, as Mr. Crosetti, Jake Dengel as Mr. Tetley, as Dr. Douglas, Bruce M. Fischer as Mr. Cooger, Ellen Geer as Mrs. Halloway, as Dust Witch

Also starring:

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