Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1983 film based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name, starring Jason Robards and Jonathan Pryce. Directed by Jack Clayton from a screenplay written by Bradbury himself, the movie suffered from offscreen conflicts of vision. Although Disney was making a conscious effort at the time to expand past children's fare as they had become associated with and make more complex and mature films, they struggled against the creepy and sometimes gruesome nature of the source material.