Witches of Eastwick
Witches ofEastwick (1987)
Starring Jack Nicholson, SusanSarandon, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Plot: Three dissatisfied single women–Sarandon, Pfeiffer, and Cher–longfor a dark knight to sweep them off their feet and out of theirdreary small-town existences. Their prayers are answered in theform of the new-greasy-millionaire-in-town Nicholson, who proceedsto give each woman the lusty romp of her lifetime. Nicholsonseems to have only one fault: he uses his strange supernaturalpowers recklessly and wreaks havoc on the town. The three womenuse their own powers to escape Nicholson’s fiendish clutches.
Contributing Genres: Drama, Comedy, and Fantasy.
Dialogue: This film adaptation of the John Updike novel is intelligentand filled with dry humor.
Monster Type: “Good” witches and a petty warlock.
Gore Factor: This film contains some notable projectile vomiting scene; theaudience will never see cherries in the same light.
Scariness/Suspense: Neither, but entertaining nonetheless.
Target Audience: This would mainly appeal to adult audiences with a taste formature humor and sly references to the hypocrisy in small-townlife.