The Witches of Eastwick (1987)





Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Veronica Cartwright, Richard Jenkins, Keith Jochim, BEcca Lish, Carel Struycken


On a Thursday night, three female friends, Alex (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon), and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), conjure up a mystery man, who could satisfy all their desires. Arriving in town the following day is Satan, disguised as mysterious stranger Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson). One by one, Van Horne seduces each of the women, and then strange things begin to happen.


Happy Halloween! This year I've decided to go with something a bit different, and instead of watching the same horrors over and over again, I've picked this dark comedy, which is the perfect alternative for a Halloween night at home.

Despite everything, The Witches of Eastwick is a bizarre, funny and enjoyable fantasy horror comedy.

The film doesn't offer anything new on the plate, the story is quite poor, and wastes the great potential it has, but somehow manages to be entertaining and engaging. I was definitely expecting more magic and fireworks from a film starring the devil himself, but then again the film was surprisingly good.

Despite the lack of a good story, the dialogue is surprisingly good and interesting, especially during the three games of seduction performed by Daryl Van Horne.

Four main characters are a lot to focus on, but the film gives each an equal amount of screen time, and makes each character important, without that ever going at the expense of another character. Also, the characters are solid and complements one another.

The three female leads, the beautiful and seductive witches, Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer don't seem much inspired, but they are quite believable as a group of friends. Notable acting comes from the Veronica Cartwright, mesmerising as Felicia. Jack Nicholson, however, seems to be gifted with the ability to give always good performances, and over the top as usual, I bet he had lot of fun here.


Daryl Van Horne: Men are such cocksuckers aren't they? You don't have to answer that. It's true. They're scared. Their dicks get limp when confronted by a woman of obvious power and what do they do about it? Call them witches, burn them, torture them, until every woman is afraid. Afraid of herself... afraid of men... and all for what? Fear of losing their hard-on.


  1. Alcune scene mi inquietarono da ragazzino...

  2. THANK YOU for not going on and on about Hocus Pocus. If I'm going to watch a cheesy Halloween movie, I'd much rather watch this one.