Hocus Pocus

Synopsis: 300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence...
Director(s): Kenny Ortega
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  2 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Witches? Uh, there be|no witches here, sir!

Don't get your knickers|in a twist!

We are just three kindly|old spinster ladies!

Uh, spending a quiet|evening at home!

Sucking the lives|out of little children!

- Winifred Sanderson?|- Yes?

I will ask thee one final time.

- Yes?|- What hast thou done with my son Thackery?

- Thackery. Mmm.|- Answer me!

- Well, I don't know.|- Speak!

Cat's got my tongue.

This is- This is|terribly uncomfortable.

Sisters, sing.

Thrice I with mercury purify|and spit upon the 12 tables

- Don't listen! Cover your ears!|- Listen to them not!

Ah! Fools! All of you!

My ungodly book speaks to you.

On All Hallows Eve|when the moon is round,

a virgin will summon us|from under the ground.

Ohh! Ohhh! We shall be back!

And the lives of all|the children shall be mine!


Away, beast!

Poor Thackery Binx.

Neither his father, his mother,|nor anyone else...

ever knew what became of him...

those 30O years ago.

And so the Sanderson Sisters...

were hanged|by the Salem town folk.

Now, there are those who say|that on Halloween night...

a black cat still guards|the old Sanderson house,

warning off any who|might make the witches...

come back to life!

Gimme a break.

Aha. We seem to have|a sceptic in our midst.

Mr. Dennison,|would you care to share...

your California, laid-back,|tie-dyed point of view?


Granted that, uh,|you guys here in Salem...

are all into these, uh, black|cats and witches and stuff.

- Stuff?|- Fine.

But everyone here knows that Halloween|was invented by the candy companies.

- Ohh!|- It's a conspiracy.

It just so happens that|Halloween is based...

on the ancient feast|called All Hallows Eve.

It's the one night of they ear where the|spirits of the dead can return to Earth.

Well said, Allison.

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Mick Garris

Mick Garris (born December 4, 1951) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter born in Santa Monica, California. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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