Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

A Halloween Treat : A Video Look At Witches And Witchcraft On The Silver Screen

See also

Halloween is the time when things go bump in the night, costumed children go looking for tasty treats from friendly neighbors... and scary frightening things creep around in the dark.

One of the darkest places to find frightening creatures this time of year can be inside a movie theater or at historic Salem, Massachusetts. So, what scary entities do these two very different locales have in common ?

... why, witches of course.

Since the infamous Salem Witch Trials during colonial times, the topic of witches has provided ripe fodder for an imaginative screenwriter's creativity. While the green Wicked Witch of the West may be Hollywood's most iconic image of witchcraft as she menaced innocent Dorothy Gale and Toto: numerous films have depicted the image of the witch in varying ways. Some wickedly evil. Others more benevolent, misunderstood and a few, even lonely and lovelorn.

Boston Movie Examiner Tim Estiloz offers this video look at just a few of the witches that have cast their rivetingly mysterious spell over movie audiences over the years.


Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun photoshopping an angry Jack White at a Cubs game
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Kliff Kingsbury reads a series of flattering tweets praising his good looks
    Today's Buzz
  • Jamaal Charles
    Kansas City Chiefs make Jamaal Charles the second highest paid running back in NFL
    NFL Buzz
  • Slash
    Slash and The Conspirators crush it at Hard Rock, AP Awards
    20 Photos
  • Monks of Mellonwah
    Exclusive interview: Monks of Mellonwah talk music, touring and more
    9 Photos
  • Nikki Bella
    How will fans react if the WWE decides to turn Nikki Bella into a heel?
    5 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Movie poster 'A Most Wanted Man'
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518195322" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • The Fluffy Movie
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518270945" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Need For Speed Blu-ray
    <iframe width="600" height="337" src="//;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>