One of Ray Bradbury’s most popular and intriguing novels of good and evil comes to life in this spine-tingling motion picture. On a grim and gusty October day, two young boys encounter a distressed man who foretells of danger blowing their way. Soon after, the town is visited by a seductive stanger named Mr. Dark and his Pandemonium Carnival. Terrifying things begin to happen when the adventurous boys stumble onto the carnival’s deadly and destructive secret! Beware: SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES … and frightening surprises follow!|The movie is based on Ray Bradbury’s book of the same name, which was inspired by Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”|Studio veterans claim some of the “extras” — live tarantulas — got loose during filming, creating havoc wherever they turned up.
This film gave me nightmares as a child, and it’s been sitting in my ‘to watch’ pile for a couple years, I never really worked up the courage to watch it until today. I can see that there were good reasons for the nightmares, this is a really messed up film. It’s enjoyable and I recognized some common tropes, but it’s not the kid movie that someone may assume it is when they see the Disney logo on it. Ray Bradbury wrote the story that the movie is based on, it’s best to consider this an entry into Disney’s brief excursion into the Twilight Zone.