Hocus Pocus Essay

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Hocus Pocus (1993)

Oh, where to begin on the film Hocus Pocus, other than it’s a must see! This amazing, and comical film is about the three Sanderson sisters who were sentenced to death over three hundred years ago for performing spells on young children. However, before their death, the Sanderson sisters perform a spell to be resurrected. They later come back centuries later after the new kid on the block, Max, lights a candle in order to scare his younger sister. But he is soon to discover that the Sanderson sisters are back and with the intentions of sucking all the lives out of the children in Salem before Halloween is over. This film later plays out to the efforts of two teenagers, a little girl, and a black cat to put every effort
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Starting with the three Sanderson sisters which are played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy which pull the stops out when playing the three Sanderson sisters. As well as their defeaters which are played by Omri Katz (Max), Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, and Sean Murray. However, this film really wouldn’t be the film it is today without the legendary Kenny Ortega which directed Hocus Pocus. This film does a phenomenal job at grabbing anyone’s attention to the film either it’s from the costume design to the comical script and the famous musical number in the film or even the technical department in making the witches come to life as well as the departed. There is never a dull moment in the film Hocus Pocus.
Starting with the films costume design. Hocus Pocus is a Halloween based movie, therefore, there are a ton of different costumes as well as the outfits that are worn by the three witches which are based on the 1600’s look as well as their hair. Then you have the modern day outfits, as well as the costumes that play throughout the movie. And my personal favorite is how the character Billy, who’s not exactly alive at this point in the movie but the costume and makeup department did an amazing job at making this character come to life throughout the

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