The ten best movie witches

Hollywood's most notable hocus pocus hags

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Vampires are dead: 2013 is officially the season of the witch. As ‘Beautiful Creatures’ (aka ‘the new “Twilight”’) opens, Cath Clarke and Tom Huddleston pick the best screen sorceresses.

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Jane Spofford, Alexandra Medford and Sukie Ridgemont
(Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher)

Film
'The Witches of Eastwick' (1987)

Appearance
Small-town chic. These three middle-class, middle-American ladies-who-lunch may dabble in the dark arts, but they don’t go in for the whole black-hat-and-broomstick aesthetic.

Evil deeds
Bullying poor town busybody Veronica Cartwright by making her vomit cherry stones until her husband beats her to death with a poker. Nice work, ladies.

Scare factor
3/10. The real terror in town is Jack Nicholson’s seductive, satanic homunculus. The women are just pawns in his game.

Wyrd words
‘I hope his dick is bigger than his IQ.’


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