Something Wicked This Way Comes Movie Poster
  • April 29, 1983
  • PG, 1 hr 35 min
  • Horror

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SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, 1983, Disney, 95 min. Dir. Jack Clayton (THE INNOCENTS, OUR MOTHER’S HOUSE). A strange carnival comes to a small Illinois town on a windy October night, bringing with it Mr. Dark (Jonathan Pryce), a sinister impresario who will mystify young boys Will and Jim (Vidal Peterson and Shawn Carson) and bewitch many of the town’s inhabitants with apparent answers to their dreams. Or is it their nightmares? Jason Robards, the older single dad of Will and a reclusive librarian who has given up on life, suddenly finds himself challenged by the mysteriously seductive threat – he may be the one person who can save the town from Mr. Dark – and itself. Ray Bradbury wrote the screenplay, adapting his own novel. With Pam Grier in an unusual role.