Something Wicked This Way Comes ★★★½

Disney does horror for kids in this 1983 adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel. It has that same melancholic tone as “To Kill a Mockingbird”: a small American town and the secrets of its people seen through the eyes of children. Jonathan Pryce is extraordinarily good (as usual) as the sinister carnival leader, Mr Dark. The other actors are a little 1970s-TV wooden. The SFX let the film down somewhat.