Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

DVD - 2002 | Digitally mastered widescreen ed.
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In the year 1693, sisters, Winifred, Mary and Sarah were executed for their unforgivable witchcraft. They captured and sucked the life out of children. Just before their execution, Winifred made a curse - a curse that when a virgin lights the black flame candle on Halloween light, in their house, they shall return, 300 years later, Max decides to light the candle in order to scare his irritating sister Dani and his love interest Alison. Now, the three Witches are back ready for a night of fun, magic and horror in the now modern town of Salem.
Publisher: [United States] : Disney DVD ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002]
Edition: Digitally mastered widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9780788816925
Branch Call Number: DVD HOCUS P
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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"It's been 300 years, right down to the day, now the witch is back... And there's Hell to pay. I've put a spell on you, and now you're mine." Suggested by Kimberly P.

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I borrowed this DVD from my school back in 2012. You did not have this movie before.

Nov 27, 2017

The movie has its dry moments, but for the most part, it is cute.

Nov 08, 2017

I don't know why everyone always talks about how much they like this movie. The acting is atrocious. I was cringing the entire time and I couldn't wait until it was finished.

Oct 31, 2017

One of my all time favorite movies to watch on Halloween! It has something that everyone can love.

Library_Jill Jul 07, 2017

A Halloween classic featuring three not-too-scary-but-often-entertaining witches bringing mayhem to Salem in their efforts to stay alive by sucking the life-force out of Salem's children. Amazingly, I never saw this one as a child, and watching it as an adult, I couldn't decide whether I would have been frightened by it--as I was by "Ghost Busters II"--or thought this was the greatest Halloween movie ever. My favorite parts were the cat and Allison's sweater--yay '90's style!

Nov 01, 2016

Easy, fun, sometimes funny, enjoyable Halloween movie. Not a horror or scary movie, not for adults, although some may enjoy it. (We watch it every year around Halloween.) Also not for very young children.

Nov 01, 2016

Never saw this on cable or regular TV (even on VHS!) in the 90's. Thought this Halloween would give it a go. I believe the hype set me up for disappointment. Serviceable Halloween kiddie fare. Nothing too scary, although the bus driver scene(s) threw in some subtle adult banter that might raise eyebrows with some alert parents.

LPL_KimberlyL Sep 22, 2016

This is one of those movies you have to watch around Halloween! Some locations in the movie were actually filmed in Salem, which gives an authentically spooky feel to the story. Just as good as when I was a kid!

Aug 06, 2015

This is a classic 90s movie but fun for Halloween. Try to watch it every year in October.

Dec 05, 2014

It’s Halloween night and in the town of Salem a young man tries to scare his little sister and impress his potential new girlfriend by goofing off in a supposedly haunted house. Unfortunately his actions resurrect the evil Sanderson Sisters: Winnie, Mary, and Sarah (Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker), three women condemned as witches three hundred years earlier. With just one night to ensure their newfound immortality by sucking the life force out of Salem’s children the bumbling crones immediately set about weaving their blackest spells. But the kids manage to steal Winnie’s book of magic and aided by an enchanted cat and a friendly zombie they’re determined to prevent the sisters from carrying out their heinous plan until dawn when the sun’s rays will destroy them forever. Chockfull of the usual sentimentality and pretend peril Disney is famous for, Hocus Pocus plays more like a theme park attraction than a motion picture with Parker and Najimy hamming it up as if waiting for a third stooge and Midler in full hag drag delivering a family friendly version of her Divine Miss M schtick. However, despite the foolish pratfalls and cloying sweetness there are a few decent chuckles that rise above the primary school level and the special effects are certainly passable—Najimy flying through the air on an old Hoover was a particularly nice touch. A seasonal cult mainstay guaranteed not to give the little ones nightmares nor tax grandma’s pacemaker.

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Nov 09, 2017

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