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10/23/2013 05:22 pm ET

11 Reasons Why 'The Witches' Is The Only Movie You Need To Watch This Halloween

In 1990, Anjelica Huston went on a mission to terrify children with her purple eyes, square toes and horrifying witch convention. Twenty-three years later, "The Witches" remains the best Halloween movie of all time. Here's why.

1. It's based on a Roald Dahl book, meaning it's the perfect combination of creepy and "suitable for children."

roald dahl

2. Instead of broomsticks and pointy hats, these witches are bald with purple eyes and square toes.

3. Mr. Bean is in it, which is equal parts weird and great.
mr bean

4. Thanks to an angry witch, Luke's grandma only has four fingers.
four fingers

5. By the way, bald witch conventions are absolutely terrifying.
witch convention

6. There are a lot of rats (that used to be children) in food.
rat in fruit

7. And a very evil black cat.
black cat

8. Anjelica Huston kills babies in her spare time ...
baby

9. ... When she isn't turning poor Luke into a mouse!
luke mouse

10. In her disguise, Anjelica Huston looks like this.
anjelica huston

11. And without it, she looks like THIS.
anjelica huston witches

Not convinced yet? Watch it here. You know you want to.

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