Roald Dahl is one of my daughter Abigail's favorite authors. She has read most of his books at this point and has really liked all of them.
The Witches is one of her favorite.
When we saw that there was a movie adaptation, we got it from the library.
It was a pretty cheesy adaptation but it was decent.
Abi kept mentioning everything that was changed (I've created a monster! Haha.). She really enjoyed it though and said it was creepy without being too scary.
Maddy (the 5 year old) however thought it was too scary for her. Especially when the grand high witch was on screen in her real form.
If you don't know the story-
It is about a young boy named Luke who has been taken in by his grandma after his parents died. They go to England to stay in a hotel. A group of witches has gathered for their annual convention in the same hotel. They are plotting a way to rid England of all the children. But Luke has been taught how to spot a witch!
Overall, I think it is a fun Halloween movie. But you may have to use your judgement on whether it will scare your kids or not.