The Witches 1990 Movie Review – Analysis w/ Spoilers

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My rating is an 8.6. Starring: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinsonon, Anne Lambton, Jane Horroks, Jenny Runacre, Brenda Blethyn
Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
Retro Nerd Girl reviews The Witches adapted from Roald Dahl’s book of the same name and featuring the brilliant puppetry work of Jim Henson.

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Footnotes: IMDb, Wikipedia, Amazon, and Rotten Tomatoes.

Video sound effects by, visuals from pond5, and

Music: “Honey Bee” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


Retro Nerd Girl says:

So sorry about the low voice audio in ratio to the background music. I made this when I was just starting to make reviews and experimented with a new audio recorder. My voice audio is much louder and music is toned down in more recent videos. Closed captioning is available on this video. 🙂

Sam Tha Man Escamilla says:

The beginning always freaked me out as a kid

Hannah Shribman-Brown says:

You know, the witch that got fried for saying they couldn't possibly wipe out every child was actually right. Get rid of all the current children. Fast forward to a week and a good percentage of babies are born. And what are babies if not young children – you can't wipe out every child because the number of children keeps going up.

Disney65Fan says:

Scared the shit out of me as a kid. Still does

Seven Ellen says:

The music's overwhelming your voice somewhat, I think you need to either choose a different track or lower the volume so I can appreciate what you're saying.

Manny In Lo-Fi says:

I’m actually planning on watching this one tonight.

DustyOldMovies says:

Awesome review!!!! I love the Witches!! There are still parts that are spooky ,but when i was little, it was really spooky, and i loved it so much, i started seeking out other kid friendly horror films, and that's how i started watching the old monster movies like Dracula, Frankenstein and the rest.

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Dumb Guys Talk About Smart Stuff says:

Hey Nerd Girl! I used to love this movie when I was kid. Purple eyed witches! Nice review BTW. I have a retro movie segment on my channel called Does it hold up. You should stop by and check it out. I just uploaded my Ghostbusters vs reboot episode.

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