MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 571 this week

Hocus Pocus (1993)

 -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  16 July 1993 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 49,818 users  
Reviews: 126 user | 43 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 24 Feb 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 07 Oct 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 28 Oct 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hocus Pocus" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus (1993) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hocus Pocus.

User Polls

2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Casper (1995)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by 3 mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

Director: Brad Silberling
Stars: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty
The Witches (1990)
Fantasy | Family | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.

Director: Henry Selick
Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara
Halloweentown (TV Movie 1998)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie Piper have their first out of many adventures! On Halloween, while Marnie is arguing with her mother Gwen, the kids' grandmother Aggie comes to visit. Aggie wants ... See full summary »

Director: Duwayne Dunham
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag
Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)
Drama | Family | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Marshall Teller's family moves to the small country town of Eerie, Indiana (Pop. 16,661). There, Marshall discovers that Eerie, as he puts it, "is the center of weirdness for the universe".... See full summary »

Stars: Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris
The Goonies (1985)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.

Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Max
...
...
...
Emily (as Amanda Shepherd)
...
Ernie 'Ice' (as Larry Bagby III)
...
Jay
...
...
Dave
...
Karyn Malchus ...
...
Thackery
Steve Voboril ...
Elijah
Edit

Storyline

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 anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary sequences, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abracadabra  »

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,430,123 (UK) (12 November 1993)

Gross:

£1,992,531 (UK) (10 December 1993)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sean Murray played the human Thackery Binx in human form, but was dubbed over by Jason Marsden, voice of the cat Binx, for consistency. See more »

Goofs

When the witches arrive at the school, the clock in front of the building has just gone 3:05. Later when the kids are dancing in front of the building, the clock reads dead on midnight. Then later on, right before the witches run into Jay and Ice, Ice mentions that it's 3AM. See more »

Quotes

Max: [Allison and Dani try attacking Billy] No, no! He's a *good* zombie.
Dani: Hi Billy!
See more »

Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the parents finally stop dancing and leave the building, exhausted; Jay and Ernie have been forgotten about and are still dangling in their cages, singing Row Row Row Your Boat, then the camera pans over to the spell book as the eye opens once more. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Hocus Pocus XXX (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Sarah's Theme
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Brock Walsh
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Charming, Endearing, and Under-Appreciated Tale of Three Heinous Practitioners of the Dark Arts.
22 April 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

This is the story of three nefarious practitioners of Darkly-aligned Magick and the mark they left on the town which sentenced them to death.

Disney is known to openly endorse and promote the use of the Old Ways. Whether a good Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks) or a bad Witch (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Disney loves Magick and those who use it.

These Witches, however, are the worst kind of rabble, and while we attempt to defeat them, character development occurs. This movie is quite entertaining, however it is too dark and scary for younger audiences, and may be considered too juvenile for adults, but the older children and tweens seem to love it.

It rates an 8.7/10 from...

the Fiend :.


20 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Lifetime version adinarello-225-119080
Never really looks dated magickemerald
Thackery Binx's talking abilities... gebharma
DELETED SCENES! READ THEM HERE WITH RARE PICS! celeb_sleuth
So sad about no sequel unagiepotter
Do you think Allison is a virgin?? nathanejeffers
Discuss Hocus Pocus (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?