Parent Guide: Hocus Pocus

About Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus tells the story of a curious boy moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.

Rated: PG

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Parent Guide

Best for: Ages 10 and up

Violence

Mild monster gore where a zombie loses his head and finger in a comedic way

Witches hanged during the Salem Witch trials, nothing is shown except dangling feet

Witches suck the souls from children effectively killing them

A main teenage character bullies other characters

A few mild fight scenes with hitting and biting, very slapstick

Profanity

6 uses of the word “damn”

Also use of the words, “wench,” “moron,” and “go to hell.”

Several uses of the word “virgin” and 2 uses of “yabos” (referencing a teen girl’s breasts).

Mature Content

There is talk of the main character’s virginity to bring the witches back to life

Mild sexual innuendo like “forbidden desires”

A few sexy Halloween costumes, however everything is covered up

Teenage boys discuss watching girls undress but don’t actually do it

Reference to teen girls breasts as “yabos”

Teenagers share a kiss

Intensity

Scenes involving witchcraft, child abductions, death and the afterlife

The witches spell book has an eye that opens and closes maybe scary for young children

Overall

Hocus Pocus is a good mix of comedy and scary to help introduce kids to more intense Halloween movies. Most of the intensity and violence are very comedic and slapstick funny but may still be too scary for younger audiences.

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