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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 forHocus 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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CastThora Birch, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Omri Katz
Genre:  Family
Release Date:  1993
MPAA Rating:  PG
Runtime:  96 minutes
Studio:  Walt Disney Pictures
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review by . November 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Several centuries ago in the quiet town of Salem, the Sanderson sisters become lethally infamous for their evil ways and are hung by the town as witches. While the town still delights in tales of the sinister Sanderson sisters, no one really believes they were really evil witches. Especially the new kid in town, Max Dennison. When the lovely Allison offers to show Max and his little sister the old Sanderson museum/gift shop on Halloween night, he jumps at the chance to spend time with her, and hopefully …
review by . October 29, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
Although I wouldn't put "Hocus Pocus" in the same category as a lot of Disney's other live-action fare, it is a very good family flick to watch on Halloween. Most older children(six and up)can handle the "horror" sequences in this film. The acting isn't too shabby and the music is fun for the little ones.    Bette Midler turns in a modest performance as Winifred Sanderson. Kathy Najimy is okay and Sarah Jessica Parker cranks out a fun, over-the-top performance as Midler's lesser …
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