The Witches of Eastwick,
a comedy-fantasy film released in 1987, starred Jack
Nicholson as Daryl Van Horne, Cher as Alexandra Medord,
Susan Sarandon as Jane Spofford, and Michelle Pfeiffer
as Sukie Ridgemont. Critical reviews of the film were
mostly positive, although some critics that the second
half of the film to be ridiculous. The film was a major
financial success for Warner Brothers.
In this movie, three
dissatisfied female friends share a common bond in the
town of Eastwick, Rhode Island. Unaware of the fact
that they are witches, the three form a club that meets
weekly to discuss men. The day after one such
gathering, a strange man named Daryl (Nicholson) shows
up and begins making trouble by purchasing the Lennox
Mansion property. His entrance into town stirs up great
interest, and strange things begin to happen.
In reality, Daryl is the
devil himself, with plans to seduce each of the three
friends. At first, the friends begin a rivalry for
Daryl’s affection, but after they realize they each have
magical witching abilities, they agree to share Daryl.
After Daryl uses magic to kill one of the town’s people
who was on to him, the witches decide they must use
their magic to get rid of Daryl. They manage to get rid
of him by tossing a Voodoo doll likeness of Daryl into
the fire, but as the movie ends, some 18 months later,
we see that Daryl was only temporarily subjugated.