I love Hocus Pocus! It's hard to beat that film for a fun Halloween comedy.
I also enjoy the seductive witch. I didn't watch Charmed very often--I believe it was on opposite something my husband preferred--but I think that was an enjoyable portrayal of pretty, young witches.
And who doesn't love Samantha?
I used to watch the silly soap opera Passions, largely because it had a witch and other supernatural characters. I took it mostly as a comedy, too, and I very much enjoyed Juliet Mills as Tabitha.
The Broadway musical Wicked is obviously a very enjoyable portrayal of witches. Then, of course, there are those kids at Hogwarts. . . .
Probably my first exposure to a witch in film was the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. She is a classic example of the crone, I guess, although the actress who played her really wasn't very old at the time.
Oh, have you all seen the film Beowulf? It is CGI, but the characters are very lifelike and based on recognizable actors. Angelina Jolie plays Grendel's mother and, unlike the original poem, she is re-imagined as a supreme seductress. She is both seductive and threatening, and I love her portrayal of that character. Almost the female embodiment of that allure-cum-danger we were talking about in the Dracula thread--though she is not a vampire. Definitely more of a sorceress, or some unknown entity entirely.
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