Double, Double, Toil and Trouble . . .

This week’s poll is for my friend Kirsten, who will hopefully know enough of the films to feel comfortable voting.

For the purposes of this poll, I’m not including any of the Harry Potter movies—it doesn’t really seem fair to have a whole series of movies compete against a single film. I’m also not including any animated Disney films . . . although favorite Disney villain may have to be its own poll, one of these days.

Voting ends Monday, July 18th.

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10 Responses to Double, Double, Toil and Trouble . . .

  1. Fatpie42 says:

    “Stardust” has some awesome evil fairytale witches.
    Or for a more pagan-based style of witchcraft, there’s “Outcast”.

    • You know, Stardust was on my list for awhile before it got cut. I love me some Michelle Pfeiffer. She’s awesome in that movie.

      I don’t think I’ve heard of Outcast before.

  2. Kirsten says:

    Okay, that was tough! I love The Craft and Hocus Pocus for their campy goodness, but I went with Practical Magic for a few reasons:
    1. It’s one of those movies I can watch over and over.
    2. It’s the most respectful towards Pagan Witches.
    3. When shit goes down, the male love interest doesn’t jump in to save the day – in fact, he’s OUTTA THERE!
    4. I love Diane Weist in crazy weird ways I just can’t explain.

    • Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing are so much fun together. I love watching them.

      Not that I expect to vote, but it’s between Practical Magic and The Craft for me. The Craft is just such campy greatness. It’s like my ultimate junior high movie.

  3. Becky says:

    I have to admit, i love Teen Witch also, but probably because it’s such a fantastically 80s movie. i also really like The Craft and Hocus Pocus. Practical magic is probably my favorite (big Sandra Bullock fan) , but I had a lot of “faves” on this list. 🙂

    • One of the things I liked about making this list was realizing how many different genres I was covering. When you say favorite werewolf or favorite vampire film, most of your choices are going to be horror or horror comedy (or unintentional horror comedy). Now, quite obviously, I love these genres, but it’s kind of neat to see how witches have infected every type of movie. You’ve got family, horror, 80’s teen, 90’s teen (these are totally different, by the way), romantic comedy etc. We just need a western with witches. Ooooh. Now I desperately need to see some gunslinger witches.

  4. Susan says:

    I can’t believe there is such little love for The Witches, which I think is by far the best example of horrid witches in their witchyness which(sorry!) includes killing children! I kind of hate Practical Magic and was a little bummed to see it on the list as an option. I wonder if everybody has seen The Witches or not.

    • Teacups says:

      I’ve seen The Witches, but never really considered it. It’s not bad, it just never really stood out to me either, although I love that story about the girl in the painting. I was tempted by the fun-ness of Hocus Pocus, but the horror nut in me made me pick Suspiria. Preeeetty…

    • I like The Witches a lot . . . I used to love it as a kid, and Anjelica Houston is all kinds of awesome . . . but I like Practical Magic a lot too, and even if I didn’t, I could hardly keep it off the list. The only movie I purposefully shunned even though it easily fit the category of “witch movie” was The Covenant. I so wanted to be into a boy witch movie, but man that one was boring as all hell.

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