Something Wicked This Way Comes

Directed By: Jack Clayton Starring: Jason Robards

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Mr. Dark brings his traveling carnival to a small midwestern town and grants wishes, for a price.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 40238115
UPC 786936234206
UPC 14 00786936234206
Format DVD
Release Date 12/29/2009
Based On A Novel
Disney Film
Family (General)
Kids Adventure
Psychic Forces
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note When two boys (Vidal Peterson and Shawn Carson) become involved in the evil plans of Mr. Dark, a magical carnival owner (Jonathan Pryce), they find themselves in danger and responsible for the survival of their entire town! Mr. Dark has a devilish ability to grant wishes, which he uses to his advantage. When he realizes that the boys have discovered his secret, he sets about tracking them down, along with the creepy Dust Witch (Pam Grier). This spooky Ray Bradbury story is enhanced by the wonderful cast performances, particularly those of Jonathan Pryce and Pam Grier, who are scary enough to stop anyone from hoping for a wish come true!
Plot Summary
Summary A freak show/carnival arrives in a small Illinois town, lead by the evil Mr. Dark. The town's citizens discover, to their surprise and delight, that Mr. Dark has the ability to grant wishes. However, the price of having a wish fulfilled is high: becoming a permanent member of Mr. Dark's traveling freak show.
New York Times "...A lively, entertaining tale combining boyishness and grown-up horror in equal measure..." 04/29/1983 p.C8
Variety "...[The] visually imposing production has been mounted with taste and care....Clayton has done a fine job visualizing the screenplay by Bradbury..." 05/04/1983
USA Today "...This odd horror-Americana mix about a supernatural traveling carnival has a cult, plus two aptly cast antagonist leads in Jason Robards and Jonathan Pryce..." 10/04/1996 p.3D
Jack Clayton
Jason Robards
Cast & Crew
Art Nelson - Editor
Diane Ladd - Actor
Jack Clayton - Director
James Horner - Musical Score
Jason Robards - Actor
Jonathan Pryce - Actor
Pam Grier - Actor
Peter Douglas - Producer
Ray Bradbury - Based On Novel By
Richard MacDonald - Production Designer
Royal Dano - Actor
Stephen Burum - Cinematographer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1983
Catalog ID 3365103
UPC 00786936234206
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1
ReviewSource Apollo Movie Guide
Review For kids - at least those who haven't already been fed a steady diet of violent and horrifying adult
Reviewer Brian Webster
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource The SF, Horror and Fantasy Film Review
Review This is a really good film. James Horner's delivers a superb score - the journey of the train into t
Reviewer Richard Scheib
ReviewRating 7
Product Attributes
Actor Pryce,Jonathan
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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