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Something Wicked This Way Comes (29-Apr-1983)

Director: Jack Clayton

Writer: Ray Bradbury

From novel: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Keywords: Horror

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Royal Dano
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Jack Dodson
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Pam Grier
26-May-1949   Blaxploitation queen, star of Jackie Brown
Arthur Hill
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Diane Ladd
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Jonathan Pryce
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James Stacy
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Review by anonymous (posted on 27-Oct-2006)

The title defines premise as an idyllic small town in new england is invaded by a sinister carnaval. One which controls time and turns people's wishes into obsessions devouring them into the carnaval. 2 boys wrestle their demons as one strives to become an adult because of the loss of his father and the other struggles with staying a boy with his father aging and death looking to pluck him from the boys life. The canaval owners spins his spells on the Carousel as he tries take Will's father's life. The boy strives to save his father as he watches his best friend, a football hero and teacher be transformed and drawn in to the carnaval. Can Will save his father? Something Wicked This Way Comes is an excellent halloween movie with a nostalgic look at an era long gone and and an evil looking to corrupt it.

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