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(2022) (Whitney Peak, Bette Midler) (PG)
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- Comedy: Teenage friends must contend with the return of three infamous witch sisters who are seeking revenge and ultimate power.
It's present-day in Salem, Massachusetts, and Becca (WHITNEY PEAK) is turning sixteen. While she plans to celebrate with her friend Izzy (BELISSA ESCOBEDO), those two have had a falling out with their other friend, Cassie (LILIA BUCKINGHAM), whose dad, Mayor Traske (TONY HALE), is running for reelection.
Their day, however, is about to change when Becca and Izzy visit the local magic shop run by Gilbert (SAM RICHARDSON) who teaches tourists all but the legend of the town's infamous Sanderson sisters, believed to be witches back in the mid-1600s. Due to the effects of a magic candle, those adult siblings -- Winifred (BETTE MIDLER), Sarah (SARAH JESSICA PARKER), and Mary (KATHY NAJIMY) -- return to their former town with revenge in mind, mainly focused on Mayor Traske whose ancestor was the local preacher who did the sisters wrong back in the day.
With Becca and Izzy trying to warn Cassie about the danger facing her dad -- and hoping to mend their broken friendship -- Gilbert brings back to life a zombie, Billy Butcherson (DOUG JONES), who believes he's been resurrected to help stop the witchy sisters.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're fans of the first film, anyone in the cast, or non-scary comedy-horror movies, they might.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
- For action, macabre/suggestive humor, and some language.
Reviewed May 7, 2022 / Posted May 13, 2022 <! -- End Review Content -- >
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