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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.
-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?!"
Bette Midler's idiosyncratic, avant-garde energy is put to good use in this supernatural horror-comedy about three vein sister-witches who are evoked after a cavalier young virgin lights the black-flamed candle that summons them from the grave.
Midler is a snarky, horse-toothed sadist with a penchant for incantations, whose special attachment to a bewitched book that glares up at her with an embedded eye is the reason for her alpha-witch status. Kathy Najimy is her subservient sister; a delightfully large, bumbling villainess with a lopsided mouth and a good nose for sniffing out children. Sarah Jessica Parker (in a role that precedes her iconic turn in Sex and the City) rounds out the triad as a skittish nymphomaniac with a hypnotic…
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.
Long before he terrorised a generation with the High School Musical trilogy, Kenny Ortega was responsible for one of the best Halloween related films ever.
Whilst the plot is flimsy as hell, the whole thing is propelled along by the strength of the performances alone. Midler, Najimi, and Parker shine as the demented Sanderson sisters, taking every chance they can to ham it up. Najimi and Parker in particular show great comedy chops, whilst Bette Midler effectively plays Bette Midler.
There's also strong support from the kids, including a great early performance from indie darling Thora Birch. Plus, who wouldn't want a cat like Thackary Binx?
Basically, this is a film for the child in all of us, no matter what time of the year.
Guilty pleasure from youth and I do mean guilty. You could pick apart all sorts of lazy Disney cliches but you get to see Bette plunge off the deep end in horribly hammy fashion, if that's what hits your pleasure buttons. It is still a fun watch with a nostalgia-hungry group but there is no acceptable excuse to watch this alone. If you close your eyes, the one long-haired bully in the cage sounds exactly like James Franco. "HOLLYWOOD!"
Uhhh I despise Hocus Pocus... and this was my first time experience with it! Though it's gained a cult following since its initial release in 1993, there was virtually nothing good for me to like about this mean-spirited, dreadful, hellish so-called "Disney" film!
OK, you want to know why this film is so bad? Well, for one, the story's about this dumb teen who unintentionally unleashes a curse that resurrects three snooty witches on Halloween night in Salem, Massachusetts, and has to defeat them before they eat all the children as part of their scheme to look young and attractive forever. I'M NOT JOKING! EATING LITTLE CHILDREN TO LOOK YOUNG! It is me or are the witches as sick as…
The message to this movie is "If you're a virgin you either a loser, weirdo and you deserve to get bullied", and that's why I hate this movie.
I couldn't get it to this movie, a lot of people like this movie but I didn't for good reasons. The movie left a horrible feel inside of me after finishing watching it. The movie is rude, horrible and straight up ugly film making, it was like a high school bully wrote this movie, probably why this movie is horrible.
The good things in the movie was the three witches and some of designs where pretty, but the movie still blows.
I did some research and found Leonardo Dicaprio turned this movie,…
Fauler Zauber ohne wirkliche Magie. Wie verhext.
A cult classic in my house.
One of the wife's favorties. Can't remember if I'd seen it before.
A perfectly fine movie. Nothing struck me as either exceptional or terrible about it. The trio of witches looked liked they were having fun. Seeing Omri Katz made me want to go back and watch "Eerie, Indiana" again. And "Matinee". Both of which are better than the pleasant but forgettable "Hocus Pocus".
Halloween season 2014
Disappointing supernatural family film that fails to mine the inherent comedy that three witches returning from the dead after 300 years could present. Watch 'The Witches' instead.
Not only a must-see Halloween film for me, but probably one of my favorite films of all time. I can't even think about this film objectively because it was such a part of my childhood. I've probably seen it over one hundred times and I will probably watch it another hundred before I'm gone. Classic stuff.
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