After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teen-agers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.
300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence... Written by
During a 20th anniversary screening of Hocus Pocus, Doug Jones ("Billy Butcherson") revealed the moths that come out of his mouth at the end of Hocus Pocus are real and not CGI. See more »
When Jay and Ernie are throwing toilet paper, Ernie is wearing a black hat, but in the next close up shot the hat is gone. See more »
[with a tree filled full of numerous rolls of toilet paper in the background]
You want to smash some pumpkins?
Well then, do you want to look in windows and watch babes undress?
It's 3am. They're undressed already.
[throws another roll of toilet paper]
Well then, you think of something!
[grumpy eating candy]
Look, I don't feel so hot.
It's because you're eating too much candy, you oinker!
[hits Ice causing him to drop a piece of candy he was eating]
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The Walt Disney logo at the start is tinted blue (the one at the end has the usual coloring). See more »
While I've been enjoying this film for years, I only recently decided to read some reviews for it, and am shocked! The truth is, this film is a wonderfully comical and charming tale of three Salem witches that are resurrected by a teenage boy, who, with the help of his little sister and love interest, must try to stop them from stealing the souls of children. This movie really sparkles in the representations of the witches, who are all cast perfectly. Bette Midler provides for a hilarious and almost frightening Winifred (the leader), Sarah Jessica Parker shines as the sexy, dim-witted Sarah, and Kathy Najimy is marvelous as the funny, perky Mary. What makes the film even better is that there are two stunning musical numbers--Midler's delightful "I Put a Spell on You" and Parker's hypnotic "Come, Little Children." Ignore the critics, "Hocus Pocus" is perfect not only for Halloween, but for any time of the year!
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