Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus


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Movie Info

The people of Salem capture and execute three witches for practicing witchcraft. Before their deaths, they vow to return to Salem 300 years on Halloween to exact their revenge. Three hundred years later, a skeptical, newly transplanted Californian, Max, explores the ruins of the legendary witches house and dares the witches to manifest themselves. Disregarding the warnings of his sister and girlfriend, Max lights the Candle of Black Flame. With that, the witches reappear to wreak havoc on the … More

Rating: PG (for some scary sequences, and for language)
Genre: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert, Greg Beeman, David Kirschner, Kenny Ortega
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 22, 2003
Buena Vista Pictures


as Winifred Sanderson

as Sarah Sanderson

as Mary Sanderson

as Max Dennison

as Dani Dennison

as Allison

as Ernie (`Ice')

as Billy Butcherson

as Thackery

as Headless Billy Butch...

as Miss Olin

as Thackery's Father

as uncredited cameo

as Fireman #2

as uncredited cameo

as Bus Driver

as Cop's Girlfriend

as Singer

as Calamity Jane

as Thackery Binx
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Critic Reviews for Hocus Pocus

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Perhaps I underestimate the power of its generational hold, yet considering the potential of a broad Disney witch romp, Hocus Pocus is an incredibly mediocre movie.

Full Review… | November 2, 2014

Still an underrated Disney gem to this day.

Full Review… | October 31, 2013
Cinema Crazed

It strictly remains more "trick" than "treat."

Full Review… | September 13, 2012
Creative Loafing

Rollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Hocus Pocus

Not particularly memorable, scary, funny, or quotable. Floppy-haired Omri Katz is very likable as Max, the skeptic protagonist, and young Thora Birch as his sister is impish and adorable. The blossoming friendships between Max, Allison, Dani, and Binx are more compelling than the witchy Halloween lore.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer


A gem for those who grew up with this oddly comical movie.

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Flat footed wannabe farce that wastes the talents of Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy. Mean spirited and completely lacking any sense of whimsy that could have made the film fun.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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