Something Wicked This Way Comes
PG | 95 min | Friday, April 29, 1983
Something Wicked This Way Comes, a 1983 Walt Disney Productions release, is an adaptation of Ray Bradbury's same-named novel. Bradbury, one of the masters of modern science fiction, also wrote the screenplay.
A traveling carnival comes to town, and like most small-town kids, Will and Jim can't wait to go see everything the sideshows have to offer. And also, like many small-town kids, the boys are unable to control their enthusiasm and curiosity, so they sneak into the carnival and make some terrifying discoveries.
The owner of the carnival is the aptly-named Mr. Dark, whose fancy is evilly seducing carnival-goers with the lure of fulfilling their darkest desires.
The film is very dark, very un-Disney-like, and delves deeply into the age old good vs. evil issue, and the powerful influence that greed can hold over the best of us.
The late Jack Clayton directed, with Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd and Royal Dano among the cast members.
Disney Movie Rating:
73.08 out of 100. Total of 38 votes.
Something Wicked This Way Comes Trailer
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