Something Wicked This Way Comes
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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!|The movie is based on Ray Bradbury's book of the same name, which was inspired by Shakespeare's "Macbeth."|Studio veterans claim some of the "extras" -- live tarantulas -- got loose during filming, creating havoc wherever they turned up.
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I Like Horror Movies
makes you examine yourself, and what you would do in this situation.
love the message of friendship, family, and having each others back.
it's a bit creepy in parts, so if you have a child that is easily freaked out, watch this with the lights ON.
This story revolves around two pre-pubescent boys, Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade, best friends, that live in a small New England town, who are both enthralled with the allure of the carnival and its exotic mysteries. Will is the son of an older man, the town's librarian, who years earlier nearly watched his young son die in the river because he couldn't swim. Instead, Jim's father, the town drunk, had jumped in and saved him. The relationship between Will and his father is strained by this thing they never talk about, and by the age chasm that separates them. Jim's drunken father abandoned him and his mother years before, and Jim's shame and hurt cause him to find the temptations offered by Mr. Dark, the carnival MC, difficult to resist. But when they both realize what kind of creature Mr. Dark is, and that he is after them, they must turn to Will's aging father for help. Will he fail his son again?
This is a Disney film with a PG rating, probably due to one suggestive scene involving the town's barber, who dreams of exotic ladies, being surrounded and caressed by a tent full of beautiful, mysterious ladies. He appears naked, though his bare chest is all that is exposed. The film is pretty tame by today's standards, and yet it does not seem outdated. It is well done, an appealing and enduring story, with a clear 'good versus evil' message and characters. There are outstanding performances by Jonathan Pryce as Mr. Dark and Jason Robards as Charles Halloway, as well as the two boys, Vidal Peterson and Shawn Carson, as Will and Jim. Though the story centers around the kids, adults can find it just as enjoyable, especially if they enjoy a film that mixes a bit of nostalgia with a bit of mystery and danger.
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