DISNEY+ REVIEW: “Hocus Pocus” on Deep in the Plus

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This week, it’s more Spooky Season vibes, with the 1993 Disney classic Halloween tale – Hocus Pocus!

The Sanderson sisters are 3 witches that steal children and take their life force to stay young. When caught by the townspeople of Salem in 1693, they are executed, but swear to return.

300 years later, people tell the story of the sisters and how if you light a magic candle on Halloween, they can return. A new-to-town teenage boy Max, to prove he doesn’t believe in folk tales, lights the candle and brings them back.

Now Max, his friend Allison, and his little sister Dani must work with an enchanted cat to stop the Sanderson’s evil plan to take all the children and to become immortal!

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This family fun Halloween movie is a must-watch for so many people, yet was a disappointment at the box office. As a matter of fact, it was actually released in July of 1993. Whose idea was that?

This movie was also Director Kenny Ortega’s follow-up to the 1992 movie Newsies, which also didn’t do well at the box office, but yet years later is also a fan favorite.

Is this your go-to movie for the Halloween season? If so, tell us why. If not, should it be? Watch our little show and find out!

You can click on the video below to see our full review of Hocus Pocus!

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