October just screams of ghost stories and witches on a broom stick. "Tis the season of scary movies and pumpkin picking.
For this weeks recommendation I chose some classic witchcraft films. I Married A Witch was made famous by Veronica Lake's sultry hair but also for the fun comedic role of Jennifer, a witch looking for love. The Woman Who Came Back (please excuse the not so great photo, this one was hard to find!) has more of a psychological suspense to the story line while Bell, Book and Candle is more romantic. My last recommendation is a 1960's film import from the UK called Witchcraft. This film (typical of 1960's horror) has more of a creepier edge to it and a ending you hoped wouldn't happen but it does.
I have always found the idea of magic to be one that was alluring and fascinating. I am a big Harry Potter fan and I think I would have gone to school at Hogwart's in a heartbeat, wouldn't you? But other stories of witchcraft can be darker as well as modern witchcraft films like The Craft play on the idea of using Paganism or Wiccan faiths to conjure magic. The take on witchcraft via classic films showcased an array of ways to view witchcraft and the existence of witches which I find enjoyable.
Have you seen any of these witchcraft films? What is your favorite film, classic or modern, on the subject of witchcraft?