Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder star in this adaptation of Arthur Miller's play about a group of young girls in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, who trigger a witch hunt that leads to the persecution, incarceration, torture, and execution of dozens of men and women.
The Salem Witch Trials reflect twenty-first century political tensions in this two-part made-for-television film.
Actress Demi Moore is Hester Prynne, the wife of an Englishman who arrives alone in the Massachusetts Bay colony to prepare their new home. Nearly a year passes, however, with no sign of her husband and, in her despair, she seeks comfort from a young pastor. When their secret love is revealed, Hester is forced to identify herself as an adulterous and face her returning husband's wrath.
A memorable episode in the PBS Secrets of the Dead documentary series, "The Witches Curse" explores the infamous Salem Witch Trials using historical documents, expert testimony, and even chemistry.