A young boy and his grandmother have a run-in with a coven of witches and their leader.
Roald Dahl's The Witches (also known as The Witches) is a 2020 dark fantasy comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis, Kenya Barris, and Guillermo del Toro. It is based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl and is the second feature-length adaptation of the novel, following the 1990 film of the same name directed by Nicolas Roeg. The film stars Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci, and is narrated by Chris Rock.
The Witches was made available on HBO Max in the United States on October 22, 2020, with a theatrical release in select international markets beginning on October 28, 2020. It received mixed reviews from critics, who deemed it inferior to Roeg's film, though the performance of Hathaway received praise.