When I think of Halloween, I think of green-faced witches like the one from Wizard of Oz. When I was young, I really thought these creepy ladies did exist and instead of doing things elder ladies may do, such as play Bridge & Solitaire (and I love Solitaire) and attend Bingo, but stalk young AND cute children and make soups that did God-knows-what!
Wizard of Oz was a terrifying movie for me. Although, it was one of my favorites, and I always had my Dad put it on for us, especially during bad weather because I thought it made it much more fun to watch. I had two recorded copies of it, and I swear that I always find something I did not see the first through millionth time. Whenever the Wicked Witch of the West came on screen, I think I would cover my face in the blanket and have nightmares for about a month. But, it was all worth it!
In one of my elementary through junior high years, we watched a movie that was based on the novel, “Witches” by Roald Dahl. That movie spooked me terribly. Although, I had matured, I think I began checking every creepy woman for violet eyes and witch-like tendencies. I still remember being highly paranoid in the grocery store and would not leave my parents’ side. Especially, and MOST especially during the Halloween season when I was sure they all decided to come out and buy candy from the local grocery store in their quest to lure sweet kids.
And, on top of it all, that was one of the costumes that won me a prize, like I mentioned in my entry about Halloween. (See there for the winning costume’s picture, as well! ;))
Embarrassing as it is, I still like to get spooked about witches, and I think magic of all kinds does exist in our world. But, whenever there’s a movie for kiddos about witches, I do like to spare 1 – 3 hours to watch and see the interpretations of magical beings of all sorts.