Hocus Pocus had a decent enough first release, but really found new life on television and home video in the years after its initial theatrical run. There’s always room for a fun-loving, friendly Halloween movie in people’s lives, and Hocus Pocus continues to be as warm and welcoming as ever. Most of that is probably due to the perfect casting of the trio of witches (Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker), who are the nominal antagonists but real stars of the movie. With such joyous, full performances (and those pitch-perfect costumes!), Hocus Pocus will remain a family favorite, the comfort food of Halloween movies, for a long time to come.
1993 / PG / 1hr 36min/Family
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