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For it's 30th anniversary Nostalgia Critic looks over the twisted classic from Roald Dahl before it's rebooted like everything is. Let's take a look at 1990 dark fantasy comedy The Witches.
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The Witches is a 1990 dark fantasy comedy film directed by Nicolas Roeg, produced by Jim Henson and starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, and Jasen Fisher, based on the 1983 book of the same name by Roald Dahl.
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Ben Munday
Ben Munday Vor 21 Tag
@itsmehotpocket hell yeah! Love them movies ❤️
Jeffrey Herrington
Jeffrey Herrington Vor 29 Tage
You forgot to review Scary Godmother 2: Revenge of Jimmy.
Abby the foroocoon
Abby the foroocoon Vor Monat
@Snake Daemon Gaming yeah you're right
Snake Daemon Gaming
Snake Daemon Gaming Vor Monat
@Abby the foroocoon i know, thats kinda the point lets face it mr bean as james bond was wonder what other combinations would be bad oh prime minister bean
Abby the foroocoon
Abby the foroocoon Vor Monat
@Snake Daemon Gaming that's a bad combination 🤣
MattSipka Vor 7 Stunden
This book and movie messed me up as a kid.
Prince_Nocturne Vor Tag
19:10 Wait... it's *NOT* normal to have the hots for animated rodents? Well, there goes all my pictures of Gadget, Mrs. Brisby, and Freya Crescent.
Kawaii-Potato-Chan Vor 2 Tage
This film was scarring to 6 year old me, my nan always had old time horrors playing on her TV when I visited, this being one of them (even though it's not technically classed as a horror). She was quite the film buff! She was also the reason I got into dinosaurs (and still love them to this day) after we watched Jurassic Park. Looking back now, I'm surprised she didn't put something more child-friendly on, but being as young as I was at the time, I never understood the plots, just remember the creepy imagery xD It's times like these that I miss my nan the most, where we'd watch old classics together.
SpiderSlayer 500
SpiderSlayer 500 Vor 4 Tage
Jesus! This whole movie should be an episode of DarkToons!
Hannah Shribman-Brown
Hannah Shribman-Brown Vor 5 Tage
Bruno's character in the book is hilariously stupid. He's so busy eating a sandwich a witch dropped that he hasn't even noticed he's a mouse. Literally, when the kid tells him, he's like "What do you mean? The fact that you're a mouse has nothing to do with me." Like it's not weird that they're the same size and the floor is inches away from his face, and then when the kid tells him he's a mouse he's like 'Why are you being so rude to me? I haven't been rude to you." And come to that, doesn't he remember those excruciating seconds when it was happening? What did he THINK that was about? The fur apparently feels like needles pricking out of your skin and shrinking feels like being squeezed down, and I haven't read that chapter in years, so I'm probably forgetting worse parts. It probably feels like far longer than it really is, but you'd think Bruno would at least notice that something had changed after that ordeal.
White Rabbit
White Rabbit Vor 6 Tage
I just saw Rowan Atkinson and audibly squealed.
Alexander Colon
Alexander Colon Vor 7 Tage
Can you please review the movie 'Clifford' with Martin Short?
Ajohnymous Vor 7 Tage
"Every child shall be rubbed out!" "Hey go back to looking like Morticia Addams and you can start with me :D ...The Good witch can help too, she kinda cute."
Trenton Hamilton
Trenton Hamilton Vor 7 Tage
8:53 *Best Nightmare Full EVER!!!!* 🤣
saffie girl
saffie girl Vor 9 Tage
I like the movie ending better. As we’ve seen with the remake, the original ending doesn’t work. It means, in the end, the witches eventually win. Charlie at least got the damn elevator.
Jeremy Tung
Jeremy Tung Vor 9 Tage
You joke but I’d watch the hell out of a Fawlty Towers with Rowen Atkinson as Basil Fawlty.
FalloutToonLink the Doom Slayer
FalloutToonLink the Doom Slayer Vor 9 Tage
FalloutToonLink the Doom Slayer
FalloutToonLink the Doom Slayer Vor 9 Tage
I watched this movie when I was little and I loved it. I wasn't even scared. But I was terrified of the movie, Aliens.
Christopher Carey
Christopher Carey Vor 9 Tage
7:30 what were you about to say?
Antti Ruuskanen
Antti Ruuskanen Vor 8 Tage
@Christopher Carey I'm was mostly assuming. If you are pure enough to not understand why he refused to make a joke about some kids getting "rubbed out", i assumed that you were very young/innocent.
Christopher Carey
Christopher Carey Vor 8 Tage
@Antti Ruuskanen I'm 31 years old. I'll be 32 in January.
Antti Ruuskanen
Antti Ruuskanen Vor 8 Tage
You know, maybe you are too young for these videos. Come back in another 5-10 years. Maybe then you will understand.
Artem Kashtanov
Artem Kashtanov Vor 9 Tage
danm, i never use mail but i want those stsmps!!!
lissybearx3 Vor 9 Tage
Not gonna lie; this movie scarred me when I first saw it as a kid! Not the whole movie but the scene where Bruno turns into a mouse. Not just cause he turns into a mouse but the visuals of when he's turning into a mouse! Beyond creepy!!
Chizik 777
Chizik 777 Vor 9 Tage
18:08 what did i see too?
Sean Last
Sean Last Vor 10 Tage
I saw the witches in school for english class and it terrified me.
Tirsiak Ingolf
Tirsiak Ingolf Vor 11 Tage
jokes on them, I'm ancient and I still look beautiful: I'm guessing these girls got the Malacath Skin treatment, sucks to be them. Hans, get these ladies some freakin' CRYOLITE, they look so unsavory and probably sweaty.
tdark987 Vor 11 Tage
That intro was awesome
Capn Danpool
Capn Danpool Vor 11 Tage
That intro hurts
Leo Conto
Leo Conto Vor 11 Tage
Don't look now but there's a tom and jerry movie coming next year
ShiniDekuran Vor 14 Tage
15:18 look closely at the neck. You can see it looks like a mask being pressed on. Could just be me though
Spider-Man Rocks Vlogs My Life
Spider-Man Rocks Vlogs My Life Vor 14 Tage
Spider-Man Rocks Vlogs My Life
Spider-Man Rocks Vlogs My Life Vor 14 Tage
CJ Killian
CJ Killian Vor 14 Tage
Lessons Learned: (1) Jim Henson was DARK! (2) Jim Henson + Roald Dahl= HOLY SH**! THIS IS AWESOME! :D
TheRichmaster Vor 15 Tage
A sequel about them hunting down witches could have been fun
Kid Kritic
Kid Kritic Vor 12 Tage
Since it wasn't a financial hope like they were hoping for, if any sequel was in sight, it was shut down. But that would be a pretty interesting plot.
Lewis Barrett
Lewis Barrett Vor 15 Tage
Fun fact one of the "male witches" is Michael Palin
KarIgnishaYumi Vor 16 Tage
This makes me sad and miss my grandma. But never seen thus movie.
Raelee Brunka
Raelee Brunka Vor 16 Tage
I remember watching this in class in grade 4 and it scared the absolutely shit out of me so bad that I hid behind a boy.
Natalya Karamzina
Natalya Karamzina Vor 16 Tage
Me too never seen this moovy before ^ω^ ˚ω˚
AJ842919 Vor 17 Tage
i watched this as a kid but I thought the terrible, props or crappy fx was intentional
God your right this movie is horrifying then the 2020 version
Aiden Hartley
Aiden Hartley Vor 17 Tage
I think the puppets for the mice were pretty cool
DigitFilmsProductions Vor 17 Tage
I never seen the witches either
Charlie Marsh
Charlie Marsh Vor 17 Tage
Pls do witches 2020
Kid Kritic
Kid Kritic Vor 12 Tage
He did a doug reviews on it.
Sky Fox Studio Funnies
Sky Fox Studio Funnies Vor 17 Tage
fantasiazplatkami Vor 17 Tage
Anelica Houston is royal in every scene, so beautiful
meaganmw1205 Vor 18 Tage
Wait what did I see too?! I thought she was growing a Tumor of an eye out of her belly
Razer Vor 18 Tage
Seen the 2020 Witches, gotta say I like the 90s version better. The 90s Witches are more threatening, uglier, and more memorable compared to the 2020 version.
Camburger Vor 18 Tage
Your reviews are great I've been a fan since I was 8 years old
Jennifer is my name
Jennifer is my name Vor 18 Tage
That intro is amazing
Thomas Lamson
Thomas Lamson Vor 18 Tage
Doug way back when, reviewing Rockadoodle: unsure what a furry is Doug by the time he reviews The Witches: Mentions Deviantart every time a conspicious red flag appears in a kids movie Ah, yes. Character Development.
Maxim De Busschere
Maxim De Busschere Vor 19 Tage
EnderZ13 Vor 19 Tage
Will and Mary were joint sovereigns of Great Britain in the late 1600's.
MoveSpammerGuy team7colors
MoveSpammerGuy team7colors Vor 20 Tage
To be honest the elder hag is how a powerful witch would end up becoming in D&D. I will admit this would certainly scared a large amount of young children though.
Jonathan Green
Jonathan Green Vor 21 Tag
18:00 No, I don't.
FruitNinjaBro Vor 21 Tag
Literally shit my pants when i watched with my sister in 1997. I was scared go to bathroom at night for 6 month
Lord Dex
Lord Dex Vor 21 Tag
What could he not say?
Henry Mockingbird
Henry Mockingbird Vor 21 Tag
I wonder if he would give Matilda second chance especially given how he has changed as the nostalgia critic Like he did with Avatar
Surma Wolfsoul
Surma Wolfsoul Vor 22 Tage
"I have something here I think you'll like..." *pulls a live snake out of her purse* What the reaction of a boy that age in actual real life would have been: "WOW COOL! THANKS LADY!"
Matthew Mertens
Matthew Mertens Vor 22 Tage
It’s awesome to watch an NC review that doesn’t start out with a skit
jugghead82 Vor 22 Tage
A true Classic
Dean Souza
Dean Souza Vor 23 Tage
It always confused me that when Luke got stepped on he barely even reacted, but when the first witch to get turned into a mouse got stepped on, she immediately went splat. Am I alone on this?
Collect&Make Movies
Collect&Make Movies Vor 23 Tage
I remember watching this at school and hearing kids cry.
IcedFate Vor 23 Tage
Gremlins is also PG. . . . . . . . so was Poltergeist . . but then again, that was before PG 13 existed and is part of the reason why we have PG 13 today. . .
Alexandra Matthews
Alexandra Matthews Vor 23 Tage
I enjoyed the light hearted review! This movie is a classic. The charity shout out at the end was what made me subscribe :)
Karin Brown
Karin Brown Vor 24 Tage
Can we all agree that NC ignored her talent when telling the tale? Also the author's, anti-Semitism. I would talk about the way he treats intelligent women? Ya know, any woman who challenges is evil..unless you are a passive grandma. No threat
jedayrubel Vor 24 Tage
On the Critic's channel - 303 964 views 15K likes On the channel with Russian voice acting - 110 728 views 11K likes It's funny how the Critic organically blended into the ru segment)
Chad Bradley
Chad Bradley Vor 24 Tage
Love the review. LOVE IT. But...strangely enough, I also really enjoy your comercials. If only all commercials were so entertaining.
It’s Just Your Aspergers
It’s Just Your Aspergers Vor 24 Tage
The scene where she took her faces off was forever ever burned into my brain as a child.
PikaLink91 Vor 24 Tage
19:10 Oh you don't need to be a rodent to have the hots for her :P
PikaLink91 Vor 24 Tage
16:42 Oh is that all? Live mice? I should start using that at home then.
PikaLink91 Vor 24 Tage
5:55 Starring Mr. Bean?? Who is Rowan Atkinson?
Selina Vor 24 Tage
While I like the film as a general, Roald Dahl was incredibly anti-semitic and the language used to describe the witches in the book are such anti-semitic dog whistles, it's shocking when you realise it. I know I can't unsee it
lunarrainbow2501 Vor 24 Tage
😂 🤣 loved the opening
The_BookOf_ Joel
The_BookOf_ Joel Vor 24 Tage
I loved this movie as a kid
AkuTenshiiZero Vor 25 Tage
I'm gonna be honest, I'm 35 and these camera angles are the thing freaking me out. Like the sheer wrong-ness of them and how fast everything is, it's just unnerving to look at.
pyromaniac Vor 25 Tage
Ah wonderful the perfect place to ask this question... is anyone looking forward to the Anne Hathaway 2020 witches movie?
P.Z. Arnott
P.Z. Arnott Vor 25 Tage
18:04 Saw what? What am I suppose to see?
Botta Vor 25 Tage
Oh this review made me laugh out loud real good. I needed that today!
Denise Hinton
Denise Hinton Vor 25 Tage
I like the Reboot of The Witches
Heero Yuy
Heero Yuy Vor 25 Tage
Saw this when I was 5 it wasn't scary it is cool but not scary.
MidnightSundowns Vor 25 Tage
This movie maybe, maybe, the catalyst for my reason to hate kids. I'm 33, male, got a vasectomy when I was 25 and absolutely hate children with a dire passion. I cannot be around them going so far as to avoid whole stores when I see then cliche mom cart her 5 children into a store... If that's the case I thank this movie. Children are not our future, I am not being sarcastic, stop having kids. Just stop. Stop new game + 'ing your kids.
Memerroni Vor 26 Tage
14:40 the irony is rats have no gag reflex
Memerroni Vor 26 Tage
*Based on a True Story if you are from India because they believe rodents are people too but wait Roald Dahl isn't from there so I guess it can't be based on a true story but I think he is from Europe which is the Contenant so screw you!*
Noah Harris
Noah Harris Vor 26 Tage
@Channel Awesome From 7:52 that sounded like someone’s eyes lasering someone to death. To 9:08 Tables?! Witches natural enemy. You really make me laugh. Lol
Tom Bennett
Tom Bennett Vor 26 Tage
Roald Dahl in a nutshell: Screw your bedtime, your pants need a little more shit in them! P.S. I read Roald Dahl’s autobiography, ‘Boy’ and you’d think “finally, something that isn’t an R-Rated children’s book!” Wrong! He described in agonizing detail how evil teachers used to be (trust me, just read it!), the time he got his tonsils out using ww1 technology, the time he got his nose sliced off in a car crash, or the injuries he suffered in a ww2 plane crash! (Jesus Christ, this guy is evil!)
mochiisyum123 Vor 27 Tage
The pulling off the faces scene truly scarred me as a child
John Olmos
John Olmos Vor 27 Tage
This was one of the movies where I loved it as a child but recently watched it and was like..... it’s not that great. Angelica Huston is iconic in it though
Aggressive egg
Aggressive egg Vor 27 Tage
Who else just waits for hallowe’en to end and watch all the hallowe’en stuff
HayHay Awesomegal
HayHay Awesomegal Vor 27 Tage
I don’t want cockaleekie, I don’t like cockaleekie, I like cress! 😂🤣
Gaming Goof
Gaming Goof Vor 27 Tage
6:51 So witches look like the birds from dark crystal humanized and cancer patients with a bad dental plan, good to know?
Gaming Goof
Gaming Goof Vor 27 Tage
I remember this movie. I honestly didn't find it so much scary as I did fucked up. I mean turning people into rats to eat them?
Fire Flower Bros
Fire Flower Bros Vor 28 Tage
Me and my sister watched this together... That didn't end well...
Sean Pultz
Sean Pultz Vor 28 Tage
Apparently their was a bald cap shortage in England so they used bald headed men. Off putting, I know.
Redwood Rogers
Redwood Rogers Vor 28 Tage
God, I remember seeing this back in, like, fourth grade. We watched it in class and it scared the absolute shit out of me. Didn't know who Roald Dahl was then, never read any of his books, and had only ever seen _Willie Wonka_ (which I loved, but they apparently took liberties with that version), but after this I didn't _want_ to know; all I wanted was to forget...I was much happier then... Although, I remember the ending still had him as a mouse, and he and his grandmother had built him contraptions to get around their house with. I guess that was the original ending. I assume Americans demanding something less bittersweet.
Cesar Castillo
Cesar Castillo Vor 28 Tage
Thx for the nightmarish memories
Victor Kempe
Victor Kempe Vor 28 Tage
This movie gave me nightmares for years
Mike G
Mike G Vor 28 Tage
Why Jim Henson? He Died On That Year This Came Out
Matthew's Random stuff
Matthew's Random stuff Vor Tag
Cause it was filmed in the late 80’s probably in 1988 or 89
Synderth MC
Synderth MC Vor 29 Tage
19:12 you always had it.
Dual Moon
Dual Moon Vor 29 Tage
Best intro yet?
ɴɪɴᴀ3491 Vor 29 Tage
I’ve never been a fan of The Witches movie. I only recently saw it as an adult a few months ago and I can’t stand the little kid. I find him so annoying and obnoxious. So yeah... I actually look forward to the remake. I’m a big Anne Hathaway fan. She’s awesome! So, this is one of the few remakes I’m looking forward to seeing. I haven’t started watching the video. But, I’m not a fan of that annoying twerp. So I won’t mind you insulting him. I’m actually looking forward to hearing you hate on him for 22 minutes.
Thrackerzod the fandom nerd
Thrackerzod the fandom nerd Vor 29 Tage
I never thought of this as scary, just grotesque and unsettling. And watching it now, my viewing experience is helped immensely when Luke becomes a mouse. His acting makes the kids in live action dumbo look like professionals
Пан Сержик
Пан Сержик Vor 29 Tage
2020 Witches BAD! AWESOME! Disgusting!
Goth Nerd
Goth Nerd Vor 29 Tage
I heard Roald Dahl thought this movie was too dark.
E A Vor Monat
This movie ruined my childhood
The Jacks Hammer
The Jacks Hammer Vor Monat
5:00 Me; Imma thinking you're a witch Imma just..... Mind; Ok dude get dirty, get dirty. Me; I like looking upskirt Mind; THAT'S TOO DIRTY! Me; *DESPERATE TIMES CALL FOR DESPERATE MEASURES!*
Thomas Mcshane
Thomas Mcshane Vor Monat
I had a friend who came over and we watched the witches And cried his fucking eyes out at the sight of the high witch unmasked
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