In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?

  1. Ray Bradbury

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Jack Clayton


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jason Robards

    Jason Robards

    Charles Halloway

  2. Jonathan Pryce

    Jonathan Pryce

    Mr. Dark

  3. Diane Ladd

    Diane Ladd

    Mrs. Nightshade

  4. Royal Dano

    Royal Dano

    Tom Fury

  5. Vidal Peterson

    Will Halloway

Full Cast & Crew

Something Wicked This Way Comes
Something Wicked This Way Comes



Status Released

Release Information

  • April 29, 1983


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget $19,000,000.00

Revenue $5,656,087.00



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