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Hollywood superstar Bette Midler joins Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as three outlandishly wild witches who return from 17th century Salem for a night of zany fun and comic chaos. After some unsuspecting pranksters accidentally conjure them up, the tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth - but first they must outwit three feisty kids who are determined to foil their scheme. Loaded with bewitching laughs, Hocus Pocus is an outrageous comedy that's sure to entertain everyone. Interactive Menus Scene AccessActors Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thora Birch, Amanda Shepherd, Charles Rocket, Doug Jones, Karyn Malchus, Kathy Najimy & Sean MurrayDirector Kenny OrtegaCertificate PGYear 1993Screen Widescreen 1.85:1Languages English ; French - Dolby Digital (5.1)Additional Languages ItalianSubtitles English ; DutchClosed Captions YesDuration 1 hour and 32 minutes (approx)
This big, fat theatrical bomb has a lot going for it. There's the three leads, Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, playing three resurrected witches who wreak havoc on Salem, Massachusetts, 300 hundred years after they were hung. There's music, special effects, and magic. There's a surprisingly horror-filled plot. Whoops, hold up on that last one. It's probably the extremes that this film goes to (displaying a Disney label), such as the witches sucking the life out of a little girl in the first five minutes, that put the brakes on any success for Hocus Pocus. Older children, however, in the 8 and up range should get a kick out of all the weird goings-on. It's a good measure of Halloween thrills and chills. --Keith Simanton
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