Hocus Pocus (1993)

Blunderingly acted by everyone outside of its major trio’s [Midler-led] character-acting with an overly-light score and by-the-numbers mid-horror plot, Hocus Pocus is family-friendly Disney campfest diversion for too-young-for-horror trick r’ treaters – but fails to deserve its celebritized status. 4/10.

After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

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