Something Wicked This Way Comes

Series: Family Pictures

Family Pictures presents a 35mm print of 1983's Something Wicked This Way Comes.

In Greentown, Illinois, two young boys — reserved Will Halloway and somewhat rebellious Jim Nightshade — hurry home after an after-school detention. When the boys hear about a strange traveling carnival from a lightning-rod salesman, they decide to see what it is all about. When the ominous Mr. Dark rides into town in the middle of the night, setting up his massive carnival in a matter of seconds, the boys are both thrilled and terrified. It seems to be just another carnival at first, but it is not long before the forces of darkness begin to manifest from the haunting melodies of the carousel and from the glaring Mirror Maze. With his collection of freaks and oddities, such as the Fat Man, Mr. Electro, and the blind Dust Witch, Dark intends to take control of the town and seize more innocent souls. It will take all the wit and hope of the two boys to save their families and friends, with aid from Will’s father, the town librarian, who understands more than anyone else that “something wicked this way comes.”

Starring Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, and Pam Grier. Written by Ray Bradbury.



Sunday, October 19