It’s the most wickedful time of the year. Now that the great ’n’ ghoulish month of October has arrived, you know what that means, right? It's time to make the pumpkin donuts. Er, wait. That means it is time to watch some witch movies. And not just any witch movies, but witch movies from the '90s.
Why witch movies? Because witch movies are awesome. Why the ‘90s? Because it was an awesome decade for witchy cinema. And according to my calculations, that means '90s witch movies are awesome squared. Got it? Tight. Now that all of that is settled, let's get to the list.
We've got your funny witch movies, we've got your serious witch movies, we've got your animated witch movies, we've got your creepy witch movies, we've got your romantic with movies, we've got your kid-friendly witch movies, and we've got your legitimately horrifying witch movies; not to pat myself on the back, but I think I did a fairly decent job of covering the witch movie bases. Grab some some spice cake and apple cider, light a few pumpkin-scented candles, pull your cloak around your shoulders, and turn out the lights. We have some witch flicks from the ‘90s to get to.
1. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Have fun pushing the final scene of the movie out of your mind while you try to fall asleep.
2. Casper Meets Wendy (1998)
“How do you like them rotten apples?”
3. The Craft (1996)
Who is up for a game of Light As a Feather, Stiff As a Board?
4. A Simple Wish (1997)
Kathleen Turner as Claudia is nothing short of witch-tastic.
5. Practical Magic (1995)
Nicole Kidman. Sandra Bullock. Witch sisters. Need I say more?
6. Double, Double, Toil & Trouble (1993)
Keep your family close you and your moonstone closer.
7. The Witches (1990)
I don’t know your story, but the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel had me at “Angelica Huston as the Grand High Witch.”
8. The Crucible (1996)
The movie version of Arthur Miller’s play isn’t exactly light fare, but it is dang good.
9. Sabrina The Teenage Witch (1996)
And yes, that is Ryan Reynolds in the made-for-TV movie/series pilot.
10. Halloweentown (1998)
Raise your hand if you still want to go to Halloweentown. (If you aren’t raising your hand, you must be more of a bonehead than Benny the skeleton cab driver.)
11. Hocus Pocus (1993)
How perfect is this movie? On a scale of one to ten, I give it a Winifred-Sanderson-saying-the-word-dude.
Happy witching, er, watching.
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