While the phrase "Go to the principal's office" has always conjured fear, Matilda Wormwood has it worse than most. Her school is steered by Miss Trunchbull, who despises children and delivers cruel and unusual punishments for minor deeds. Thankfully, Matilda gets revenge. Once she discovers her psychokinetic powers, she uses them to convince Miss Trunchbull that her classroom is being haunted by a ghost. In a win for kid-kind, the tyrant headmistress flees and is never heard from again.