Hocus Pocus

1993 • 96 minutes
5.87K reviews
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You're in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches -- Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy-- return from 17th-century Salem after they're accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters! It's a night full of zany fun and comic chaos once the tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth -- but first they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat! Loaded with bewitching laughs, HOCUS POCUS is an outrageously wild comedy that's sure to entertain everyone!
5.87K reviews
A Google user
August 7, 2017
It's a kid's movie. The only way an adult could sit through this and not go to sleep from the sheer boredom is if that adult grew up watching this. I don't care at all for corny family movies, so I guess that's why I hate this movie (well, apart from that abd the fact that it's just terrible in all forms of criteria).
16 people found this review helpful
Wanda Carleton
November 2, 2019
This is one of the best holiday movies for kids as well as for adults. Bet midler is a gem in the roll of the Sanderson sister as well as nijimmy and Sarah Jessica Parker. Had this on VHS tape until it burnt up in a house fire that took everything we owned but our lives. Just goes to show you what is what in this age
3 people found this review helpful
Donald Brown
October 27, 2016
Best movie for the season. In 1693 on October 31st, Salem, Massachusetts, during the Salem witch trials, Thackery Binx sees his little sister, Emily Binx, spirited away to the cottage of three witches. There, the Sanderson sisters, Winifred, Sarah and Mary, cast a spell on Emily to absorb her youth and regain their own, killing her in the process. Binx confronts the witches who transform him into an immortal black cat to live with his guilt at not saving Emily. The townsfolk, led by Binx's father, capture and hang the witches. 300 years later in 1993 on October 31st, Max Dennison moves from Los Angeles to Salem with his family, including his sister Dani. While exploring the town, he and Dani meet Allison, whose family owns the Sanderson cottage as a museum. Winifred's spellbook opens its eye to seek its master, possibly hinting that the Sanderson sisters might return again.
162 people found this review helpful