Something Wicked This Way Comes

Young Will Halloway and his best friend are very intrigued when a mysterious carnival comes to their otherwise unexciting small town. They enjoy exploring the carnival’s many attractions, but it seems a rather ordinary carnival at first, until they witness a carousel going backwards that de-ages its rider.

As various townsfolk succumb to the carnival’s wish-fulfilling temptations, the boys further investigate the carnival’s dark secrets. Soon the carnival master (played by a young Jonathan Pryce) realizes the boys have seen too much and sets out trying to find them.

Based on the classic novel by Ray Bradbury, this dark fantasy warns of the dangers of harboring vain dreams, as all wishes come with a price. The film is rated PG, but some imagery may be too scary for very young viewers.

Runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Rated PG
USCCB rating: A-II
IMDb Parents Guide
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