Hocus Pocus

Film, Comedy
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Photograph: Courtesy Hocus Pocus

Time Out says

This comedy ghoulfest - about three hanged 17th century Salem witches revivified at Halloween 1993 - toes a wobbly line between genuinely scaring the tinies and diverting the seen-it-all teens. New-kid-in-town Katz believes witches and stuff to be all hocus pocus until heart-throb Shepherd takes him to her family's disused museum - the old witches' house - where he foolishly lights a black-flamed candle and brings back the blood-seeking daughters of darkness. The ugly trio - Midler, Najimy and Parker - perform a show-stopping version of 'I Put a Spell on You' at a Halloween party, but otherwise it's slim pickings.


Release details

95 mins

Cast and crew

Kenny Ortega
Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert
Bette Midler
Sarah Jessica Parker
Kathy Najimy
Omri Katz
Thora Birch
Amanda Shepherd
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