Something Wicked This Way Comes
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- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 3, 2004
- Originally Released: 1983
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, Royal Dano, Vidal Peterson, Shawn Carson, Mary Grace Canfield, Richard Davalos, Jake Dengel, Jack Dodson, Bruce M. Fischer, Ellen Geer, Pam Grier, Brendan Klinger, James Stacy & Angelo Rossitto|
|Directed by||Jack Clayton|
|Edited by||Barry Mark Gordon|
|Written by||Ray Bradbury|
|Composition by||James Horner|
|Produced by||Peter Douglas|
|Director of Photography:||Stephen H. Burum|
Rating: A -- It's not hokey fun like Watcher in the Woods but just chilling and thoughtful and extremely well acted. Full Review
...A lively, entertaining tale combining boyishness and grown-up horror in equal measure...
New York Times
In the end, the storytelling saves the film. Like the book, it's a perfect mash-up of two of Bradbury's favorite themes: small-town life and innocence lost in the wake of something sinister. Full Review
Rating: 3.5/5 -- A lively, entertaining tale combining boyishness and grown-up horror in equal measure.
New York Times
The plot concerns a mysterious carnival outside a small town in the early 1900s that grants the wishes of the town's citizens, with dark consequences. Full Review
Rating: 3.5/4 -- In its descriptions of autumn days, in its heartfelt conversations between a father and a son, in the unabashed romanticism of its evil carnival and even in the perfect rhythm of its title, this is a horror movie with elegance. Full Review
...[The] visually imposing production has been mounted with taste and care....Clayton has done a fine job visualizing the screenplay by Bradbury...
When two boys (Vidal Peterson and Shawn Carson) become involved in the evil plans of Mr. Dark, a magical carnival owner (Jonathan Pryce), they find themselves in danger and responsible for the survival of their entire town! Mr. Dark has a devilish ability to grant wishes, which he uses to his advantage. When he realizes that the boys have discovered his secret, he sets about tracking them down, along with the creepy Dust Witch (Pam Grier). This spooky Ray Bradbury story is enhanced by the wonderful cast performances, particularly those of Jonathan Pryce and Pam Grier, who are scary enough to stop anyone from hoping for a wish come true!
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Something Wicked This Way Comes
One of Ray Bradbury's most popular and intriguing novels of good and evil comes to life in this spine-tingling motion picture. On a grim and gusty October day, two young boys encounter a distressed man who foretells of danger blowing their way. Soon after, the town is visited by a seductive stanger named Mr. Dark and his Pandemonium Carnival. Terrifying things begin to happen when the adventurous boys stumble onto the carnival's deadly and destructive secret! Beware: SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES ... and frightening surprises follow!
A freak show/carnival arrives in a small Illinois town, lead by the evil Mr. Dark. The town's citizens discover, to their surprise and delight, that Mr. Dark has the ability to grant wishes. However, the price of having a wish fulfilled is high: becoming a permanent member of Mr. Dark's traveling freak show.
Fantasy | Kids Adventure | Mystery | Psychic Forces | Suspense | Thriller | Supernatural | Devil / Demons | Theatrical Release | Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy | Disney Film | 1980s | Based On A Novel
- The Buena Vista CLV laserdisc version (Cat. #8485AS) includes commentary by author Ray Bradbury on the left analog channel. James Horner's score, in mono and without sound effects, is on
the right analog channel.
- After the first version of the movie was completed, Ray Bradbury insisted that the studio scrap it and add more special effects and new sequences. This explains why the film's child actors get older and then younger throughout the film.
- "Something Wicked This Way Comes" was originally written for Gene Kelly, who tried to make it into a movie but couldn't find the financing.
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