This month’s Food ‘n Flix film was The Witches of Eastwick, hosted by Kimberly at Coffee & Casseroles. In Food ‘n Flix, participants watch the selected movie, then make something delicious inspired by the film!
This is a late 80’s film I wasn’t familiar with, but does have a lot of familiar actors, so I gave it a whirl. It was odd.
At times it was a campy 80’s movie and then it would abruptly turn into a weird horror-esque scene. I kept feeling like I was missing something.
In the movie the 3 “witches” (in quotes because I never actually remember them being referred to as witches) are hanging out having a girls night (read: man bashing) and seem to inadvertently conjure a man (demon? Again, unclear). In fact, the women seem to be unwitting participants in most of the “magic”. It felt like parts were missing in the story.
As I was researching the movie (after watching it), I discovered that it was actually based on a book by the same name. So I high tailed it back to the library (where I had gotten the movie) and checked out the book.
Initially, I liked the book, because it filled in many of the missing details from the movie. In the book, the women are witches outright and everyone knows it. They perform all the magic and Darryl is just there to make the reader confused and host sexy parties…with lots of booze and drugs. By the end of the book (as in the movie) it is still unclear whether the women inadvertently conjured him or not.