The Witches is a 1990 comedy and fantasy film based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was directed by Nicolas Roeg and produced by Jim Henson Productions for Lorimar Film Entertainment and Warner Bros., starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling and Rowan Atkinson.
While visiting his grandmother Helga in Bergen, Norway, the little Luke Eveshim learns about witches: demonic women who destroy children. Helga tells Luke the story of an old friend of hers who was taken by a witch and ended up locked in a painting for the rest of her life, and explains how she lost one of her fingers during her childhood when encountering a witch.
After Luke's parents are killed in a car crash, Helga takes him under her wing and they move to a nice English village in the countryside where Luke goes to school.