BLASTERMIND Halloween Witch Watch

NOW WITH ANSWERS As we approach the spookiest night of the year, the SFX weekly quiz has a wiccan theme to get you in the mood

Boo! Did we scare you? That’s nothing compared to what you’ll have to put up with tonight. No, we’re not talking about ghosts and witches. We’re talking about the trick or treaters – the second scariest thing we’ve imported from America after Ruby Wax. Who the hell thought it was good idea to give kids a license to hold you to terrorise you if you don’t give them sweets?

Here at SFX we prefer the traditional, supernatural side to Halloween, including those pointy-hatted, cleaning utensil stradling, black cat stroking wiccans. We’re not alone. The entertainment industry loves them too. That’s how we’ve ended up with a bumper 25 images for you to identify this week. All we’re after are the names of the films, TV shows, comics or games this lot come from. If you know the actual names of the witches then bully for you, but you don’t get bonus points.

However, you do get bonus points if:

• You work out which two images feature the same actresses as different witches

• You work out which witches are the same character played by different actresses in different pictures (this occurs twice!)

No prizes, just bragging rights.

Usual request: Please don’t put answers in the comments section below (though feel free to use it to boast/bemoan how well/badly you’re doing) but the folks on this thread are quite happy for you to post and discuss answers if you follow the golden rule of only posting answers in invisible text (if you don’t know how ask somebody there – they’re very friendly).

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The Worst Witch

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Bewitched (movie)

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The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

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Harry Potter (we’ll accept that, but specifically its from Deathly Hallows Part 2 – it’s Narcissa Malfoy)

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The Fantastic Four (though a half point for guessing Marvel comics in general)

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Bewitched (TV series)

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Hex

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Into The Labyrinth

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Camelot

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Once Upon A Time

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Sleeping Beauty

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Doctor Who (“The Shakespeare Code”)

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Willow

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Rentaghost

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Return To Oz

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Season Of The Witch

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Stardust

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The Witches

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Exclaibur

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True Blood (ironic, really, since she played a magic-fearing muggle in Harry Potter )

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Bayonetta

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The Vampire Diaries

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The Wizard Of Oz

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Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger (“Ish not eeeeeenufffff! Ish not eeeeeenufffff!” – greatest overacting ever!)

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Winsome Witch

Bonus points:

Morgan/Morgana was the same witch (though slightly differently named) played by two different actresses: Eva Green (9) and Helen Mirren (19)

Samantha Stevens ( Bewitched ) is played by Nicole Kidman (2) and Elizabeth Montgomery (6). Although as some people pointed out, Aunt Endora (also a witch) is also in the pictures, so more points for Shirely MacLaine (2) and Agnes Moorehead (6). But, come to think of it, because the movie was all post-modern, and Kidman and MacLaine were playing actresses playing the characters, do they count at all?

Jon Pertwee’s one-time wife Jean Marsh plays both Queen Bavmorda (13) and Mombi (15). Interestingly she also played a version of Morgana (this time called Morgaine) in the classic Doctor Who story “Battlefield” (starring Sylvester McCoy).

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.