The Witches of Eastwick

The Witches of Eastwick


Directed by George Miller

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer

Production Budget:

$22’000’000

Total Lifetime Grosses

Domestic:  $63,766,510

Release Date:

June 12, 1987

The Witches of Eastwick has instances of pure brilliance. First and foremost, the performance of Jack Nicholson (as the demon/devil) is even more dynamic and evil than his character in “The Shining”.

His enraged and passionate speech in the church, where he questions his mistakes being called ‘evil’ while God’s mistakes are ‘Nature’, is very effective. Never has the devil been portrayed in a film as being so evil, yet so human.

The films initial fantasy sequence, involving the seduction and courting of the three witches, is funny, engaging and warm. However this light fantasy has become much more serious and violent by the middle of the film.

An aggravating Veronica Cartwright is bludgeoned to death with a fire stoker by her own tortured husband.

The witches decide to ignore Darrell Von Horn, and in return, he attempts to destroy them until they return to his side.

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