Screen depictions of the Salem witch trials (or their aftermath)by GusF | created - 17 May 2019 | updated - 06 Feb 2020 | Public
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1. Maid of Salem (1937)
Passed | 86 min | Drama
Young lovers fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its ... See full summary »
2. I Married a Witch (1942)
Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.
Votes: 7,121 | Gross: $0.31M
4. The Crucible (1957)
145 min | Drama, History
Salem 1692. The young Abigail, seduced and abandoned by John Proctor, accuses John's wife of being a witch in revenge. It will be the beginning of a series of witchcraft trials and a dark moments in American history.
8. The Crucible (1967 TV Movie)
135 min | Drama, History
In the Puritan New England town of Salem, Massachusetts, a group of girls go dancing in the forest with a black slave named Tituba. While dancing, they are caught by the local minister, ... See full synopsis »
Samantha's Old Salem Trip
TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
When Sam and Darrin abruptly return home Sam is summoned back by the Witches Council. Esmerelda hastily sends Sam back to Salem - seventeenth century Salem.
In Search of... (1976–1982)
23 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi
A celebration of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts featuring rare looks at coven rituals and an initiation ceremony. A scientist suggests a rational explanation lurks behind the hysteria that sparked the Salem Witch Trials of 1692-93.
11. The Time Machine (1978 TV Movie)
99 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.
Agents of Satan
49 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
In colonial Massachusetts, Phineas and Jeffrey must save themselves and Benjamin Franklin's mother from charges of witchcraft.
14. Three Sovereigns for Sarah (1985– )
This is an accurate portrayal of the Salem witch trials of 1692, with real characters and original transcripts woven into the dialogue. The film is a powerful, moving story about three loving sisters accused of witchcraft.
Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
College sophomore Sarah McBride accepts a job at Colonial Village, a tourist attraction that recreates Puritan life in 1692 Salem and allows nothing from the 20th century. But things aren't quite what they seem.
16. Hocus Pocus (1993)
PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.
Votes: 104,368 | Gross: $39.51M
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996–2003)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Sabrina is put on trial for witchcraft when her class visits historical Salem, Massachusetts.
The Simpsons (1989– )
Treehouse of Horror VIII
TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy
Homer battles mutants after Springfield is annihilated by a neutron bomb; Bart has his DNA mixed with a fly; Marge is revealed to be a witch in colonial Springfield.
The Witch Is Back
PG-13 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Prue is attacked by a warlock from the past, but Phoebe calls on an ancestor to help protect the sisters, and Piper works up her courage to ask Leo out.
All Halliwell's Eve
TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
The sisters are sent back in time on Halloween to save a baby from being born into the clutches of evil. Meanwhile, Leo and Darryl are left to keep the grimlocks at bay until the sisters return.
25. The Lords of Salem (2012)
R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller
Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record - a "gift from the Lords". The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?
Votes: 28,105 | Gross: $1.16M
26. The Conjuring (2013)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
Votes: 447,239 | Gross: $137.40M
28. American Horror Story (2011– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show circus, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse, and a slasher summer camp.
"American Horror Story: Coven" (2013)
The Salem Witch Hunt
TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
While Wyatt sneaks away from the bunker to face an unbelievable truth, Lucy, Rufus and Flynn chase the Mothership to the 1692 Salem Witch Trials.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The Legends find themselves headed to the Salem witch trials, where they learn that a magical creature in town is causing problems they hadn’t expected.
35 min | Short, Drama, History
A bizarre series of events focused on young women in the village of Salem causes paranoia in the late 1600s. It ends with the lynching of the accused and subsequent releases from jail. Dark and gritty, but not frightening.