Monday, October 12, 2015
Classic Cinema Spotlight: I Married A Witch
Classic Spooky films are just the best. They are entertaining without being completely gross and in your face. One film I watched recently was I Married A Witch (1942) starring Veronica Lake and Fredric March.
It's not fast paced and it takes its time to tell the story well. Add a dash of comedy, a sprinkle of romance, and let's not forget a measure of magic and you have yourself one charming film to watch.
It begins in colonel Salem where we find a pair of witches, a father (Cecil Kellaway) and his daughter (Lake) being burned at the stake. As they are dying they curse the the Purtian who judged them and that all of his male descendants would marry horrible women. Many years later Jennifer and Daniel (the formerly dead witches) manifest themselves in order to torture the latest descendant of the Wooley family.
Things go awry when Jennifer realizes that she has fallen head over heals for her sworn enemy.
This is a darling film. It's quirky and cute all the while you're rooting for a vengeful witch to win the heart of her enemy.
Have you seen this film? If so, what did you think about it? What are your favorite spooky classic films?