Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Overview

After a carnival comes to Green Town, the good citizens are compelled to follow their deepest desires, caught under the spell of the malevolent Dr. Dark Jonathan Pryce who can grant those desires on one condition: that the grantees will forever join his freak show. Dr. Dark is after two young boys from the town in particular, while others in the town would certainly be easy marks. The sour-faced, older schoolteacher Mary Grace Canfield wants to be a seductive young woman, Ed the bartender James Stacy would like ...
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Overview

After a carnival comes to Green Town, the good citizens are compelled to follow their deepest desires, caught under the spell of the malevolent Dr. Dark Jonathan Pryce who can grant those desires on one condition: that the grantees will forever join his freak show. Dr. Dark is after two young boys from the town in particular, while others in the town would certainly be easy marks. The sour-faced, older schoolteacher Mary Grace Canfield wants to be a seductive young woman, Ed the bartender James Stacy would like to regain his lost left arm and leg, and the librarian Jason Robards worries about a wasted life spent only in books. As Dr. Dark works his own brand of voodoo, the citizens and the two boys -- as well as the whole carnival itself -- approach a final reckoning. Something Wicked This Way Comes was based on a Ray Bradbury novel.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/1999
  • UPC: 013131087536
  • Original Release: 1983
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Robards Jr. Charles Halloway
Jonathan Pryce Mr. Dark
Diane Ladd Mrs. Nightshade
Pam Grier Dust Witch
Royal Dano Tom Fury
Vidal Peterson Will Halloway
Shawn Carson Jim Nightshade
Mary Grace Canfield Miss Foley
Dick Davalos Mr. Crosetti
Arthur Hill Voice Only
Jake Dengel Mr. Tetley
Jack Dodson Dr. Douglas
Bruce M. Fischer Mr. Cooger
Ellen Geer Mrs. Halloway
James Stacy Ed the Bartender
Angelo Rossitto Little Person No. 1
Peter Risch Little Person No. 2
Tony Christopher Young Ed
Sharan Lea Young Miss Foley
Jill Carroll Teenage Girl
Technical Credits
Jack Clayton Director
Bruce Bisenz Sound/Sound Designer
Ray Bradbury Screenwriter
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Elliot Davis Cinematographer
Peter Vincent Douglas Producer
Lee Dyer Special Effects
Allen Gonzales Animator
Barry Mark Gordon Editor
James Horner Score Composer
Dan Kolsrud Associate Producer, Asst. Director, Producer
Richard J. Lawrence Art Director
Richard MacDonald Production Designer
Louis Mann Production Designer
John Mansbridge Art Director
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Argyle Nelson Jr. Editor
Scott Santoro Animator
Rick Simpson Set Decoration/Design
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    It was a pretty good read

    I thought the book was pretty good. In the beginning the book was a little confusing,but the book played it's self out. The books two main characters names are Jim and Will. A carnival comes late in the season but there is something wicked about it. The crazy illisutionist, Mr. Dark, has something wrong with him. He doesnt really seem normal. There is also the evil partner in crime, The Dust Witch. She is blind but senses thing like see can see.The Dad almost seems like he knows something that the boys dont. After the intense stand off in the libary, Mr Dark captures the boys and puts them in a trance. He sends the dust witch after the dad but thats when the dad finds out that laughter is harmful to them. He goes to the carinval show where they do the catch a bullet trick. He carves a smile in the bullet and the witch dies. Shortly after, Jim goes on the carsouel and Mr. Dark turns into a kid. They hug Mr. Dark until he dies and save Jim. The book had an exciting ending. The novel has alot of twist and turns and keeps the reader very interested.I believe that Ray Bradury has made another novel that will last throughtout the ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Enchanting and thrilling

    One of the very best movies out there...War of the Worlds coming in second..Jason Robards Jr. is at his very best in this thriller..To prove he can take on any roll out there..And Johnathon Pryce extream and scary...loved it....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Halloween classic for all ages!

    This wonderful movie has been a must-see for my family's Halloween for at least ten years!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent in all catagories!

    This is a true story about life and love. If you love Ray Bradbury's style of writing then this is one that is true to his art! The story of a young boy and his family living in a small town experience majic and mayhem from a traveling circus that is not all it is cracked up to be. There is so much more than meets the eye! It is a story about discovering the joys of what life has given you without regrets of what might have been as well as the strength and belief in ones self and family. You will love this story which retells Bradbury's book of the same name.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun!

    Something Wiked has been one of my favorites for years. It is well crafted, suspenseful, and a load of fun!

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