Hocus Pocus is a movie about three children who awaken the Sanderson Sisters; witches that seek eternal life through sucking the life force out of young children. While the concept doesn't appear family friendly, it has certainly captivated children since its release in 1993. Hocus Pocus has gained a cult following during its 25 proceeding years, enough so that there was a reunion and party for its anniversary!
While the Sanderson Sisters have put a spell on the millennial generation the influence of witches on culture has existed for centuries! Internationally, the tales and adventures of witches have fascinated cultures. From the German story of Hansel and Gretel to the Russian story of Baba Yaga, witches continue to flood modern media and storylines. Let's explore the history of witches and current popular literature!
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