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  • So I think they’re making a new The Witches movie from the book by Roald Dahl but I honestly can’t see anyone topping the absolute horror I felt during the first one

    #roald dahl#the witches #it’s the perfect Halloween Movie #am I still excited for it #yea
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  • Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the glass elevator or whatever the sequel is called is just cosmic horror wearing a trench coat labelled “children’s book”

    He was also a short horror story writer beforehand, so there’s that

    #roald dahl#cosmic horror #charlie and the great glass elevator
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  • The Witches (2020)

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  • Grade 3 Teacher: Are there any requests for what book you think the librarian should next for us? Librarians love requests.

    Kid 1: Babysitter’s Club.

    Kid 2: Anything Halloween.

    Kid 3: Ronald Dahl.

    Me (the librarian): Do you mean Roald Dahl?

    Kid 3: Yeah, that one.


    To appease as many requests as possible I’ll be reading to them The Witches by Roald Dahl. :)

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  • When watching Anne Hathaway in the film, keep this phrase in mind:

    “Colder than a witch’s tit in a brass bra”

    You’re welcome.

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    He said, “Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” -Roald Dahl

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  • Hello? Academy Awards? I would like to report a facial journey worthy of its own award

    #anne hathaway #literally fights back a laugh #and returns to character #the witches#witches#witches hbo#roald dahl #Roald Dahl witches #Stanley Tucci #with his hard h #wHat
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  • The Witches 2020 | Movie Review

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  • I am watching Roald Dahl’s The Witches reboot and I will report back on how it is lol not a fan of reboots and I love the original sooooo, we’ll see! ✌️

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  • So I recently read The Witches by Roald Dahl (been reading all his books again they’re so good) and decided to watch the film as well as it’s almost Halloween, and just wanna say Angelica Huston as the Grand High Witch is so iconic and has such a good look, I’m adding her to my list of characters I wanna cosplay someday lmao

    #cams thoughts#the witches#roald dahl #the grand high witch #grand high witch #cosplay
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  • Love hearing how nasty and horrible roald dahl thought the 1990 movie adaptation of the witches was. like oh I’m sorry King Sewage how dare someone do that to you

    #the witches is nasty in the same way something like scooby-doo on zombie island is ‘nasty’- serving as a sort of baby’s first horror movie #the BOOK is nasty because dahl was genuinely really mean-spirited and awful in his writing #roald dahl
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    Loungelot is reading Roald duck’s (Or Roald Dahl)

    Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

    He reads the part where He is Greeted with Charlie

    “How’d you do? And How’d You do? And How’d you do again?” He is pleased to meet you.

    Loungelot Said “How’d You do Indeed”

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  • I know it was meant to be an attempt at diversifying the Witches but please… no more black characters in film who turn into animals

    #stop it. I’m not even black and I’m over it because it’s a bad trope #the witches #the witches 2020 #roald dahl #Roald Dahl the witches #gbbo
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  • Ok ik I said I haven’t seen any of the Witches movies or book, but I do have an opinion on the practical vs cgi effects debate (as a horror fan and just all around movie loser lol)

    I definitely prefer practical effects wherever possible, and I agree to an extent that the cgi used in the new one definitely could be creepier, but I thought the book was for kids to begin with? Again, haven’t read the book so take this with much salt, this is just an observation as someone who’s read some of Dahl’s other work. But like they may be dark in places, but they’re not meant to be literally scary right?? Idk. So like the angle of cartoonishly scary witches makes sense to me. And I do think it’s scary, one of the trailer thumbnails straight up jumpscared me lol. Though I am a weak bitch when it comes to unexpected spooks so take that with salt as well lol.

    Also I just really like the cartoonish feeling the cgi evokes. From the trailer it looks like a very bright movie as well, and the vibes almost feel like early 2000s ish, like Tim Burton’s chocolate factory adaptation. Ik that’s maybe a bad example to defend it, since a lot of people hate that movie, but I liked the aesthetic and I think the new Witches evokes the same kinda mood.

    TLDR: definitely a missed opportunity to make it as scary as the 90s version, but imo not as terrible as some people are saying and still probably spooky to kids in its own way.

    #the witches #the witches 2020 #roald dahl
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  • If the new The Witches adaptation doesnt traumatize a new generation with the transformation and murder of the witches then what’s the point

    #roald dahl#the witches #there needs to be a twits movie #those mf put something into my head that i cant escape from but i dont know what
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    A British television series that aired between 1979 and 1988. Each episode told a story, often with sinister and wryly comedic undertones, with an unexpected twist ending. Every episode of series one, eight episodes of series two, and one episode of series three were based on short stories by Roald Dahl collected in the books Tales of the Unexpected, Kiss Kiss, and Someone Like You.

    The series was made by Anglia Television for ITV with interior scenes recorded at their Norwich studios, whilst location filming mainly occurred across East Anglia. The theme music for the series was written by composer Ron Grainer.

    The series originally adapted various stories from Roald Dahl’s anthology books. Despite being produced on a low budget, the series attracted notable guest stars, including Susan George, Siân Phillips, José Ferrer, Joseph Cotten, Janet Leigh, John Gielgud, John Mills, Wendy Hiller, Denholm Elliott, Katy Jurado, Joan Collins, Rod Taylor, Ian Holm, Brian Blessed, Siobhán McKenna, Michael Gambon, Cyril Cusack, Julie Harris, Michael Hordern, Derek Jacobi, Anna Neagle, Elaine Stritch, Andrew Ray, Harry H. Corbett, Zoë Wanamaker, Charles Dance and Timothy West.

    Dahl introduced most of his own stories himself, giving short monologues explaining what inspired him to write them. Unlike other horror anthologies such as The Twilight Zone, Tales of the Unexpected features few supernatural, science-fiction, or fantasy elements and instead takes place in entirely realistic settings. (Exceptions include the series-one episode “William and Mary”, the series-two episode “Royal Jelly”, and the series-four episode "The Sound Machine”.)

    Although many of Dahl’s stories are left open to the reader’s interpretation, the television series usually provided a generally accepted conclusion. This is exemplified in the story "The Landlady”, the written version of which only hints at character Billy’s fate, while the televised adaptation has a more resolved conclusion.

    Later episodes were set in different locations outside the United Kingdom, with many being made in the United States.

    The second series featured four episodes from other writers. The title reflected this change when it became Tales of the Unexpected – Introduced by Roald Dahl – Dahl ceased providing introductions for episodes after the programme had reached series three. The series-three episode “Parson’s Pleasure” was the final regular episode to feature an on-screen introduction by Dahl, although he did return to provide introductions to the series-eight episodes “In the Cards” and “Nothing’ Short of Highway Robbery” and gave a brief voiceover introduction to the series-four episode “Shatterproof”. The third and fourth series featured two episodes apiece adapted from Dahl stories, and a fifth, titled “The Surgeon”, featured in the final series in 1988.

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