Roald Dahl’s The Witches is now on HBO Max. It’s a great movie to enjoy with your family this Halloween. As a former teacher, I’d say it’s great to watch anytime! If you haven’t shared the Roald Dahl book with your kids, now is the time!
This post is in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures.
ROALD DAHL’S THE WITCHES MOVIE
Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”) has reimagined the story you may remember from your childhood for the modern audience and has brought The Witches movie to a new generation!
The movie is based on the book by Roald Dahl and the screenplay is by Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris (TV’s “black-ish,” “Shaft”), and Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”).
If you haven’t read the book with your kids, BUY YOUR COPY NOW! It’s a must have!
The film tells the story of a young orphaned boy who goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.
If you haven’t seen The Witches on HBO Max yet, check out the trailer below!
THE WITCHES MOVIE GIFT BOX
If you’re looking to plan a fun family movie night, I received an amazing gift box from Warner Brothers.
When we opened the box, we were thrilled to find:
- Google ChromeCast
- HBOMax complimentary code for 7-day free trial
- WITCHES bookmark and novel
- 2 flavored popcorns, snack packs, Coffee Beanery coffee sample
- Wood decorating craft kit
- White gloves
- Mouse ears headband
- Splat hair dye and hair chalk
- Wind-up mouse
- Crayons and activity booklet
Check out some of the cool things that came in the box and are perfect for planning a movie night!
FOLLOW THE WITCHES
You can follow HBO Max and The Witches movie on social media!
- Twitter: @HBOMax, @WBPictures
- Facebook: @HBOMax, @WarnerBrosPictures
- Website: hbomax.com/the-witches
Stay connected using #TheWitchesMovie and #TheWitchesHBOMax.
My girl is my movie fan and we’re excited to watch The Witches together! (She said this was her “mouse face”.)
THE WITCHES HALLOWEEN ACTIVITY PACK
Have even more fun by downloading The Witches Halloween Pack.
- Paper Dolls
- Word Search
- Spot the Difference
- Pumpkin Carving
- Paper Fortune Teller
- Color By Numbers
- Coloring Sheets
Click here to download your free activity pack!
ENTER TO WIN THE WITCHES GIVEAWAY
Use the form below to enter for your chance to win. The giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. The giveaway ends on November 3, 2020.
Lisa B. says
One of my favorite things about Halloween are the spooky movies on.
Erin G says
I love all the intentional family time. Movie nights, making snacks & treats together, (in normal years) going to trick or treat both sets of grandparents’ houses. The Witches was my FAVORITE book growing up, along with Matilda, I can’t wait to see this remake.
April Ockerman says
I love getting to pretend to be my fave characters. The joy and creativity of the holiday is the best.
My favorite part of Halloween is seeing the unique/creative costumes people create.
I really want to see this new movie! Halloween movies are my favorite.
Seeing all of the costumes is my favorite thing about Halloween.
Megan E says
Ah I love new movie recommendations! Thanks for posting this one.
Megan E says
Oh and favorite part of Halloween is our neighborhood hayride!
Ramsey Weaver says
My favorite part of Halloween is the scary movies!
Stephanie Grant says
I love decorating and all the spooky movie nights with the family.
Kelly D says
I love choosing Halloween costumes with my kids.
Carolyn Daley says
I love Halloween decorations and watching spooky movies.
Nathan O says
My favorite things about halloween are the start to cooler weather, the costumes, and pumpkins!
Cheryl B says
My favorite part of Halloween is watching the kids and their costumes visit me.
My favorite thing about Halloween is seeing all the costumes and I so love the pet costumes they are soooo cute.
Wendy Green says
That is the coolest thing! My daughter would love this!
I love watching Halloween movies with the family. the new witches is on our list!
athena graeme says
My favorite thing about Halloween is my daughter getting to have fun. She loves to dress up and have sleepovers and decorate the house. She is so much fun to watch!
I LOVE taking my kids trick-or-treating! I also love eating way too much candy corn
Amanda Whitley says
i love decorating for Halloween and dressing up.
jeff a. says
My favorite part is decorating the house for trick or treators!
Kim Henrichs says
I love that all the Nightmare Before Christmas stuff comes out!
Brittany Carter says
Carving pumpkins with all of my kids and watching my favorite movie the nightmare before christmas with them
Tabathia B says
It’s the day I gave birth to my daughter, so her birthday makes it one of my fav days
monique s says
I like the costumes and the candy
Liz A says
I love the costumes and teaching my kids that they should share their Reese’s with me!
KIM DAVIS says
The decorations of it all. We put up lots and love to see others.
Sarah M says
This was my favorite book as a kid, I’m so excited for this movie!
Christine Yvonne Groce says
I love seeing the many costumes and watching favorite Halloween movies.
Amy D says
I have 2 young daughters, and I love doing Halloween crafts, carving pumpkins and making treats with them,
Scarlette Monahan says
Scary movies are my favorite thing about halloween
Rebecca Moore says
I love to watch the Halloween movies everyday on Freeform :)
Carolyn G says
I love dressing up!
Darlene Carbajal says
I love the free candy!
I love the excuse to eat candy!
I enjoy watching horror movies and eating candy.
Susan Christy says
I enjoy seeing the neighbor kids in their costumes and passing out candy.
Jennifer S. says
I love scary movies and treats!
elizabeth miller says
My favorite thing about Halloween is the pure excitement of kids getting to be kids.
Jillian Too says
I love the candy.
Susan Smith says
I like handing out candy to the trick or treaters.
sam m says
The looks of excitement on my sons face when he sees how cool he looks in his costume! He was Buzz lightyear this year it was adorable.
Shakeia Rieux says
Seeing all the costumes.
we love the costumes!
Audrey Stewart says
I love seeing people in their costumes.
Lisa Walker says
I love seeing the kids in their costumes!
Jessica W. says
My favorite thing about Halloween are all the scary movies.
Stacey b says
What I love about Halloween is seeing my kids happy and carefree. There’s always an extra excitement in their eyes for Halloween!
Dwight McCoy says
I love being able to dress up with the kids and not being judged for dressing up. Ha, I love cosplay but don’t get to near enough.
Kayla Klontz says
I love taking my kiddos trick or treating.
cynthia whipple says
This is great! Since we r Coviding at home the only way to celebrate Halloween is scary movies like this. I watched all my usual ones!
Becca Alley says
I’ve made a tradition for the sprites to come and exchange candy for gifts
Michele Pineda says
for us, it is the candy! lol we love to check out the costumes and pass out candy now that my kids are older but this yr was a bit different and we didn’t do that. We also watch scary movies, snack all night and order something for delivery lol.
ian Tyler parker says
I grew up with the first witches movie the original and our family is in love with the new one.
Amy Nick says
one of my favorite things about Halloween is seeing all the cool costumes
kathy pease says
My favorite is decorating the house for Halloween
gloria patterson says
I live in a senior building so not a lot of kids show up. My great niece comes over and see pictures. My mother (90) would say her favorite thing is buying candy at 1/2 price
Deborah G. says
I love decorating and trick-or-treating with my son!
Tammy Evans says
My favorite thing about Halloween is the candy!!
I love the spookiness of Halloween. And the candy!
Beverly Metcalf says
I love seeing all the little trick or treaters in their cute costumes. Love all these cute Halloween items, too. Thanks!
Buddy Garrett says
Children trick or treating is one of my favorite things about Halloween.
The thing I like most about Halloween is dressing up n costumes. Oh and the candy — I love the candy.