Produced by Jim Henson (The Muppets), whose famed Creature Shop provided the amazing special effects, The Witches is a fanciful and exciting story about orphaned nine-year-old Luke (Jasen Fisher) and his grandmother (Mai Zetterling) who turn the tables on a witch’s plot to turn all the children of Britain into mice.
Although the movie doesn’t quite live up to Roald Dahl’s novel, Academy Award-winner Angelica Huston is splendidly horrid as the Grand High Witch and the prologue is truly upsetting.
This was the final project for Jim Henson before his untimely death.
Miss Ernst/Grand High Witch
Woman in Black