Hocus Pocus Movie Review

hocus pocus movie review

“Hocus Pocus” is a 1993 Halloween comedy-fantasy film directed by Kenny Ortega and written by Mick Garris and Neil Cuthbert. The movie stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as three witch sisters who are resurrected after 300 years to wreak havoc on Salem, Massachusetts. 

The plot of the movie follows Max Dennison, a teenager who moves to Salem with his family and accidentally unleashes the three witches from their spellbound state. Along with his sister Dani and his crush Allison, Max must stop the witches from performing a ritual that will grant them eternal life and youth, while avoiding their mischievous tricks and spells. 

The cast of the movie also includes Omri Katz as Max Dennison, Thora Birch as Dani Dennison, and Vinessa Shaw as Allison. The film also features appearances by Doug Jones and Garry Marshall. 

Upon its release, “Hocus Pocus” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its humor, performances, and Halloween atmosphere, while others criticized its plot and direction. However, the movie has since become a cult classic and a beloved Halloween tradition for many audiences. 

Overall, “Hocus Pocus” remains a beloved and entertaining Halloween movie with memorable performances and a fun, spooky plot. 


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