Anne Hathaway leads a coven of witches in behind-the-scenes footage from Roald Dahl’s The Witches

Anne Hathaway gave her 18.5 million Instagram followers a new taste of her Roald Dahl’s The Witches on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old Academy Award winner shared a short video stuffed with behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming fantasy–comedy.

The clip gave the fullest picture to date of the spooky character design for the witches and her character’s sharp-toothed mouth. 

Spooky! Anne Hathaway, 37, shared new behind-the-scenes footage of her upcoming fantasy–comedy The Witches, which shows off her character’s devilish grin

‘What has a witch ever done to you?’ Anne’s video caption read, while alerting her fans to The Witches’ October 22 premiere in the US on HBO Max. 

She was dressed in a sleeveless black top with a colorful floral designs framing her plunging V-neck. 

‘Here’s the thing you need to know about witches,’ she said ominously. 

‘They’re real. They’re here. And they live amongst us,’ she continued with a playful smile. 

Coming soon: 'What has a witch ever done to you?' Anne's video caption read, while alerting her fans to The Witches' October 22 premiere in the US on HBO Max

Coming soon: ‘What has a witch ever done to you?’ Anne’s video caption read, while alerting her fans to The Witches’ October 22 premiere in the US on HBO Max

Terrifying: The new scenes saw Anne have a shocking smile that saw her smile reach her ears

Stuff of nightmares: Anne had sharp, filed teeth and a serpents tongue

Terrifying: The new scenes saw Anne have a shocking smile that saw her smile reach her ears while she had sharp, filed teeth and a serpents tongue

Scary: A close-up of Anne with the terrifying smile echoed the iconic classic, and was sure to leave viewers shivering in fear

Scary: A close-up of Anne with the terrifying smile echoed the iconic classic, and was sure to leave viewers shivering in fear

Muted look: She was dressed in a sleeveless black top with a colorful floral designs framing her plunging V-neck

Muted look: She was dressed in a sleeveless black top with a colorful floral designs framing her plunging V-neck

Anne Hathaway leads a coven of witches in behind-the-scenes footage from Roald Dahl's The Witches 1

Creepy: ‘The witches wear long gloves up to their elbows,’ the Shape Of Water actress explained, adding that the creatures ‘don’t have hands; they have claws.’

Joining Anne in the video were her costars Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci.

Octavia’s character is known as The Grandmother, and she’s tasked with caring for her grandson, referred to as The Boy.

While the two are staying at a hotel, a coven of witches, led by Anne’s character, put on a convention and turn The Boy and other children into mice.

‘The witches wear long gloves up to their elbows,’ the Shape Of Water actress explained, adding that the creatures ‘don’t have hands; they have claws.’

She added that the witches wearing wigs to cover their bald heads. 

Stanley, who plays the hotel manager, revealed that the witches also have ‘larger nostrils than most’ to sniff out their prey.

Star power: Joining Anne in the video were her costars Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci. Octavia plays the grandmother of a young boy who has a run-in with the witches

Star power: Joining Anne in the video were her costars Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci. Octavia plays the grandmother of a young boy who has a run-in with the witches

Like you've never seen her before: Anne clearly embraced her spooky persona for the film

Chilling: Anne was sure to terrify with her look

Like you’ve never seen her before: Anne clearly embraced her spooky persona for the film

Odd detail: Stanley, who plays the hotel manager, revealed that the witches also have 'larger nostrils than most'

Odd detail: Stanley, who plays the hotel manager, revealed that the witches also have ‘larger nostrils than most’

Hunting: Anne's disturbing bald head was seen sniffing with the character's extra-large nostrils

Horror: Anne wore a crazed expression as she grinned maniacally

Hunting: Anne’s disturbing bald head was seen sniffing with the character’s extra-large nostrils

Villaness: Anne was every inch the Grand Witch in the preview of the film

Villaness: Anne was every inch the Grand Witch in the preview of the film

Jahzir Kadeem, who plays The Boy (while Chris Rock narrates for the character as an adult), added that none of the witches have toes.

Anne jumped back into the fray to show off her character, The Grand High Witch, and to explain that the witches all have creepy smiles that extend to their ears to show off their pointy teeth. 

The new footage also included some brief but cute views of the children after they’ve been transformed into mice, as well as some additional views of Anne’s character, both with and without her human costume.

Roald Dahl, best known for books including Matilda, The BFG and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, first introduced his fans to The Witches in 1983. 

Toe-free: Jahzir Kadeem, who plays Octavia's grandson who is turned into a mouse (while Chris Rock narrates for the character as an adult), added that none of the witches have toes

Toe-free: Jahzir Kadeem, who plays Octavia’s grandson who is turned into a mouse (while Chris Rock narrates for the character as an adult), added that none of the witches have toes

Freaky: Anne showed off her character, The Grand High Witch, and explained that the witches all have creepy smiles that extend to their ears to show off their pointy teeth

Freaky: Anne showed off her character, The Grand High Witch, and explained that the witches all have creepy smiles that extend to their ears to show off their pointy teeth

Aww: The new footage also included some brief but cute views of the children after they've been transformed into mice

Aww: The new footage also included some brief but cute views of the children after they’ve been transformed into mice

Fuller picture: It also had additional views of Anne's character, both with and without her human costume

Glamorous: Anne looked sensational in her stylish looks

Fuller picture: It also had additional views of Anne’s character, both with and without her human costume

Deliciously evil: Anne was terrifying and stunning in equal measure in the featurette

Deliciously evil: Anne was terrifying and stunning in equal measure in the featurette

The film was previously adapted by auteur Nicolas Roeg in 1990 in a version starring Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch.

Despite receiving positive reviews, the film was a failure at the box office, though it developed a reputation as a cult classic in recent years.

The new adaptation of The Witches, helmed by Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis, was originally set for an early October release in theaters, but it was moved back to October 16 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

More recently, the movie was taken out of theaters completely and will now be streaming exclusively for HBO Max subscribers in the US, though fans outside of the US will still be able to see it in theaters on October 22. 

Cult classixx: The film was previously adapted by auteur Nicolas Roeg in 1990 in a version starring Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch

Cult classixx: The film was previously adapted by auteur Nicolas Roeg in 1990 in a version starring Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch

Home and theater: The Witches will be released for streaming on HBO Max in the US and in theaters internationally on October 22

Home and theater: The Witches will be released for streaming on HBO Max in the US and in theaters internationally on October 22

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