Hocus Pocus
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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 town. The kids take off with the witches spellbook. The sorceresses, who will die by the morning light… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Still an underrated Disney gem to this day."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"For an 11-year-old boy (in 1993) already in love with horror movies, Halloween and Thora Birch, Hocus Pocus was my dream movie sprung to life."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"Dismayingly grisly for a movie aimed at kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"It strictly remains more "trick" than "treat.""
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Goofy witches and things that bump all over the place, incliuding Midler...fair family fun."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"Unfortunately, all their hammy mugging makes the Three Stooges seem downright subtle."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Rollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up."
‑ Maria Llull, Common Sense Media
"Terrible family movie with bad music and lame overacting."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"Strictly for kids."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
More reviews for Hocus Pocus on Rotten Tomatoes

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