We wouldn't wanna get on the wrong side of these seriously scary sorceresses...
There's only two weeks left until Halloween so, in the spirit of the season, we invite you to gather around the Movellas cauldron, where we've brewed up our definitive list of the five scariest ever witches from film, literature and mythology.
Thinking of entering our utterly magic Ghosts of Heaven writing competition? This is the perfect opportunity to grab some inspiration for writing your very own witch hunt story. So, without further ado, let the witchfest commence!
1. The Evil Queen
Proof that Disney is definitely not all sunshine and light, the Evil Queen from 'Snow White' haunted our nightmares and taught us to never accept snacks from strangers (even healthy ones!)
2. The Wicked Witch of the West
It's all in the voice of The Wicked Witch of West, the primary antagonist of 'The Wizard of Oz'. Her spine-chilling cackle would leave even the most fearless hero cowering, and her nails-on-a-chalkboard delivery of iconic lines such as I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too' and 'I'm meeeelting, melting', are recognisable anywhere.
3. The White Witch
What makes Jadis, or The White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia terrifying stands in contrast to the rest of this list; she is completely deceptive. Masquerading as a benevolant and generous Queen, the beautiful yet terribly cunning witch seduces Edmund with enchanted angel delight in a quest for more power. Again, kids, don't accept sweets from strangers (even if they're smoking hot).
4. The Graeae
You probably know Deino, Enyo and Pemphredo as the three Fates from Disney's Hercules. But they are much, much older than that -originating in Ancient Greek mythology. What renders this trio so terrifing is pretty simple -they all share a single eye and a single tooth. Totally disturbing, not to mention unhygenic!
5. Bellatrix Lestrange
This one hardly needs any introduction. Utterly unhinged and completely sadistic (but with great hair!), the ultimate Voldemort fangirl is responsible for the deaths of two of our most beloved Harry Potter characters, Bellatrix is the baddest witch around.
What supernatural villains haunted your childhood? Which witch tops your list? Let us know in the comments!