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Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American horror comedy film directed by Kenny Ortega and starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches, the Sanderson Sisters, who are inadvertently resurrected by a cynical teenager, his younger sister, and his crush in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts. Despite receiving negative reviews from critics during its theatrical release, the film has since received a cult following and has proved to be a popular Halloween-themed film.

In 1693 Salem, Massachusetts; Thackery Binx, a teenage farmer discovers his sister has been spirited away by the three witches, Winifred, Mary and Sarah Sanderson. He chases Sarah leading Emily into the woods and comes across their home where he learns they plan to steal her life force to make themselves younger. He faces them, but is overpowered by Winnie's magic and he is too late to save Emily. Now more youthful, the sisters turn Thackery into a black cat, immortal so that he may always know his guilt for allowing his sister to die. The trio are then caught by the townsfolk who have the sisters hanged, but not before they make a curse that they will be resurrected by a virgin during the full moon of All Hallows Eve.

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