What's really going on in that neighbourhood?
It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus.
After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it us up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.
"I know this sounds dumb…"
Maybe it's just because one of my gay college buddies just finished jumping through all the ridiculous bureaucratic hoops involved in Adopting A Child While Homosexual, but for some reason this reads to me as an innocent lesbian threesome trying to adopt children and the whole world going nuts and trying to kill them because of it.
"Come little children, I'll take thee away
Into a land of enchantment
Come little children, the time's come to play
Here in my garden of magic."
For me this movie was a great big Nope made intermittently entertaining by Bette Midler's insane scenery-chewing performance and Thora Birch's nasty little sister making fun of her impotent big brother (they…
If Sarah Jessica Parker is the hottest one in your little trio, you know you've got to be a pack of ugly witches.
Sorry, somebody had to say it.
-The only time it pays off to be a virgin
-The only time Sarah Jessica Parker is attractive is when she plays a witch,
-Bette Midler can cover the shit out of "I put a spell on you"
-Hey look it's that girl from "Eyes Wide Shut" I wonder what she's doing now.
-Hey look it's that girl from "American Beauty" I wonder what she's doing now.
-Hey look it's that guy from "Dumb and Dumber" I wonder what he's doi-oh right.
-Sarah Jessica Parker playing....Sarah.
-Cheesy 90s source material meant as a TV Disney film
Still a childhood classic. Will watch again.
I used to watch this, happily, every year, since it came out. Unfortunately I think this tradition needs to end because I just didn't get the same joy from it this time around, dare I say, I think I've seen Hocus Pocus way too many times. I still love it, but I think I'm going to have to shelve it for the next few Halloweens and just look back on it fondly, I'll be sure to quote it enough to annoy my husband and maybe sing "I Put a Spell On You" like Winifred a few times.."...my name is Winifred..what's YOURS?!"
"Amok! Amok, amok, amok, amok, amok... [SLAP]"
I enjoy this movie far too much for a 30-year-old-male.
I'm sure part of the reason is residual attraction to Vinessa Shaw from my formative years (I can thank Ladybugs for that as well), but beyond that I'm not entirely sure. It's all so very corny; Jason Marsden as a cat doing a terrible colonial accent, a candle that can only be lit by a virgin, the introduction (?) of the word Yabos into the cultural lexicon and The Divine Miss M hamming it up to the nth degree. If I saw a new release movie with all of these elements, I'm not sure how I'd react, but here,…
With ear-bleedingly annoying and unpleasant characters, poor acting and dialogue, unfunny jokes, a bizarre and often cringe-worthy focus on the main character's virginity, and a story that's bland, stupid, and predictable, Hocus Pocus is a terribly obnoxious Disney family horror comedy with little to no scares, little to no laughs, and little to no charm. Why this has a massive cult following is beyond me.
Also, it's ironic that the one movie where Sarah Jessica Parker doesn't look like a horse is one where she's playing a witch.
Still trying to dress up like the sisters for Halloween. It's 2016 and still haven't had any luck. Damn it.
Always a fun flick to watch during the Halloween season.
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i actually love this so much i watch it every year around halloween time and i love it
Not Kenny Ortega's masterpiece, but perhaps preferable to High School Musical. Didn't really appreciate being virgin-shamed by Disney plot machinations, though.
"Come little children, I'll take thee away. Into a land of enchantment."
My favourite Halloween movie. The cast, plot and score assemble a campy, entertaining treat.
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