By: G. Castilla
The 1993 Halloween classic is celebrating its 25th anniversary, with the stars reuniting and people rewatching it for the millionth time. The classic tells the story of Max, his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison, as they explore an abandoned house; one which hasn’t been inhabited since long before. After dismissing Allison because she describes the house as haunted, Max inadvertently frees three villainous, evil witches, who used to live in the house. With the help of a magical cat, they must steal the witch’s book of spells, before they turn themselves into immortals.
Most of today’s younger generation, grew up watching this film. It has been a Disney classic, appearing on screen every 31st of October, bringing viewers to the edge of their seats and scaring children. Through countless screening on television networks, Hocus Pocus became the favorite Halloween movie of thousands. The popularity of Hocus Pocus came from the witches divine acting, sending you into a frightening experience, whilst still being entertaining and humorous. Their inability to control their emotions represents some of the main personality traits, which are generally amplified for an extra comedic effect. It’s one of those movies that will have you laughing and terrified at the same time, of the witches themselves. It contains lots of special effects, including flying brooms and a flying vacuum cleaner, whilst also having a great song performance by the withes, a crazy zombie and a talking cat.
Hocus Pocus is a great adventure, with a different fantasy atmosphere, bringing memories to those who used to watch it as a kid; a bewitching must-watch movie, recommended for all ages. The movie itself is not supposed to be serious as it was made to make people laugh and get into the spooky Halloween mood. It's a quite good family movie, with some plot holes and some violence, but nothing too bad. Some of the most amazing scenes are when the witches realize that they are in the modern world and they have been dead for 300 years, therefore they think the dark cement ground is a river and are afraid to step on it. The whole movie is great and is definitely worth a rewatch.