Hocus Pocus Movie Poster
  • Released
  • October 29, 1993
  • PG, 1 hr 35 min
  • Comedy
  • 37 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

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Parents need to know that Hocus Pocus has lasting Halloween appeal for kids (and adults). It involves a plot to suck the life force out of children; one little girl dies that way. A couple of high school bullies harass a male classmate in a graveyard, asking him for "smokes" and "hash" and finally stealing his shoes. There are a few mild sexual references, such as a high school boy hugging his pillow and murmuring, "Oh, Allison, you're so soft," as well as some frisky flirting from one of the witches. The main character is teased about being a virgin. The body of an "unfaithful lover" rises from the grave. Items that play key roles in the story are a book bound in human skin and a candle made from the fat of a hanged man. Words including "damn" are used infrequently. A tale is told about the devil, and there are various gross-out moments. But it's important to note that all of the above is done in the playful, spooky spirit of Halloween.

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  • DRINKING & DRUGS
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