From Hocus Pocus, to Blair's, to the smartest witch of her age: Hermione Granger. Over the years we have known a great variety of sorceresses capable of captivating us with their magic, but also of terrifying us with their chilling power. Here are the best movie witches, which one is your favorite?
Helena Markos (Suspiria, 1977)
This is a Greek immigrant, who was known for being a fearsome witch and for founding the Academy currently attended by Suzy. To everyone's surprise, the sorceress has managed to stay alive thanks to her black magic and the adorations of her followers, and is determined to end the life of every young woman who dares to challenge her or who intends to flee her domain.
The Blair Witch (The Blair Witch project, 1999)
Although we never have the opportunity to see an image of the witch, the investigations of Heather, Joshua and Michael reveal to us that it is Elly Kedward, an evil sorceress of the eighteenth century who was hung at the time, but whose spectrum forced Rustin Parr to kidnap, torture and kill 7 children. Although it is a simple legend, many claim that the spirit of the witch still lurks around.
Abigail Williams (The Salem Witches, 1996)
Considered by many to be the only real witch in history, Abigail Williams was a young woman from the small town of Salem, who unleashed a great dread among her inhabitants as she began accusations of witchcraft that gave way to the infamous Salem Trials.
The Great Witch Major (The Witches, 1990)
Considered one of the most frightening characters in children's horror movies, the Great Elder Witch has a chilling appearance capable of snatching anyone's sleep, because behind her mask she hides a deformed face full of evil. As if this were not enough, her aberration for children has led her to develop all kinds of perverse plans to get rid of as many infants.
Theodora, Evanora and Glinda (Oz The Mighty, 2013)
These are 3 powerful sorceresses, which are characterized by having three different versions of what has happened in Emerald City and what is best for Oz. Because of this, the three will try to take advantage of the arrival of the "powerful" Wizard of Oz, who is the only one with the ability to achieve peace in the magical world.
The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz, 1939)
This is the most fearsome character within Oz, which has horrified the inhabitants of the fantastic world for years, causing panic every time it appears. To make matters worse, the witch's anger increases even more when she discovers that Dorothy murdered her sister by throwing a house on her - it was actually a simple accident -, so she has sworn to take revenge on the young woman and her unique group of friends as she gives place.
The Wicked Witch (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937)
Despite her beauty, the Queen's main characteristic is the eternal envy she feels for Snow White, who besides being a tender young woman loved by all, is the most beautiful woman in the entire kingdom. Because of this, the evil Queen will do everything possible to humiliate and subsequently end the life of the princess, which will allow her to achieve all her ambitions.
Jadis, the White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 2005)
Although the literary origins of the White Witch date back to the nephew of the magician, the first cinematographic appearance of the sorceress happened in The lion, the witch and the closet, where it is revealed that the malevolent female is responsible for plunging Narnia into A winter of several years. Aware that the sons of Adam and the daughters of Eve are the only ones who can end their power, the wicked witch will do everything possible to end the Pevensie before it is too late.
Ravenna (Snow White and the Legend of the Hunter, 2012)
The evil Queen Ravenna lives by absorbing the beauty of the young women of the kingdom, hates the male gender and is immovable from her throne. He discovers that the lost Snow White is his only weak point, so he sends the Hunter after her (Chris Hemsworth aka Thor), he won't be able to kill her and in fact he even helps her.
The Sanderson sisters (Hocus Pocus, 1993)
Although they are currently a legend of Salem, in the past the Sanderson sisters terrorized the people of Massachusetts by stealing their children to feed on their energy and thus stay young forever. Although the villagers managed to annihilate them at the time, before the sorceresses died they cast a final spell that would allow them to come back to life if someone virgin lit their black candle on the night of All Saints. When that happens, the sisters will have only one night to be able to stay alive, so they will need to feed on many innocent children.
Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty, 1959)
Considered by many to be the most chilling Disney witch, Maleficent's wrath is revealed when the kings forget to invite her to her daughter's presentation, so the villain casts a malevolent spell that aims to end Princess Aurora's life when she I turned 16. To the good fortune of the newborn, the tormented Spring is able to counteract the spell and cause the female to only fall into a deep sleep until she receives a kiss of love.
Hermione (Harry Potter Saga)
Although Muggle is of origin, Hermione Granger is one of the most talented young sorceresses of Hogwarts thanks to her love of knowledge, books and artifacts that allow her to take as many classes simultaneously. Her abilities and her enormous loyalty will make her a great help in the adventures of Harry Potter, which increase her danger as the final battle with Lord Voldemort approaches.