Seven Great Witchy Flicks January 18, 2011 To celebrate the Season of the Witch, Movies.ie takes a look at all things witchy! The Blair Witch Project Often considered one of the most chilling movies of its time, the The Blair Witch Project follows a group of film students who set out to make a documentary about a local legend. Lost in the woods, they soon discover that the infamous witch might not be a legend after all… Practical Magic A romantic comedy at its best, Practical Magic stars Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as two witch sisters who are cursed: any man they love will die.. The film is at its dark devious and most comical when when the sisters are forced to kill Kidman’s lover, who just won’t stay dead1 The Craft Teen Angst alert as a group of youngsters delve into the dark arts and discover that their magic actually works. Soon they start using their newfound powers to get everything they want, even if it means hurting those around them…. Leave it to goody-too-shoes Robin Tunneyl to spoil all the fun… The Witches of Eastwick This film is an adaptation of John Updike’s novel of the same name starring Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Cher and Michelle Pfeiffer. The movie shows Nicholson’s character seducing (what he does best) all three women and then later paying for it as the women realize they’ve been fooled…. Hocus Pocus It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! This Disney fantasy film starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker followed three Salem witches coming back to life. Awakened by a group of teenagers, the witches set out to take over the town and avenge their death, which happened 300 years ago. Perfect for all who can’t handle horror at Halloween. The Crucible While technically, The Crucible is not a movie about witches, but it’s based on the real life events that resulted in the hanging of 19 people accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. In the movie, Abigail Williams has been scorned by John Proctor after their affair and, as a result, she starts rumors of witchcraft. Things unravel rapidly and sentences and executions are soon dealt… Suspiria Dario Argento’s masterpiece follows the story of a young girl who arrives at a ballet academy only to discover it is run by a coven of witches. The film was Rrated by Entertainment Weekly as one of the top 25 scariest films of all time.