20 Things You Didn't Know You Wanted to Know About Hocus PocusPilar Clark
Three wacky witches, two magic spells, one hilarious comedy — it’s all part of everyone’s favorite spooktacular cult classic: Hocus Pocus, part of ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween.
It’s been 22 years (now that’s scary) since the world first met the Sanderson sisters, and we’ll never forget how awesome it was to watch them run amok — amok, amok, amok! — through Salem, trying to steal the souls of children so they could live forever.
I watch their hijinks in what is quite possibly the best Halloween movie EVER each year, and now that my kids are old enough to watch it, too, I can happily geek out when they ask if we have enough salt in the house, ignore them when they want to know what “yabos” are, and pull out old Madonna albums when they point out that Mrs. Dennison is wearing a really pointy cone bustier. (I’ll always love you, Vogue.)
Every time we watch, I notice something I missed before — glaring goofs, historical inconsistencies, and “facts” that may or may not be true. But hey, no one said it was a documentary. Besides, it gives me a good reason to nerd out about all kinds of random trivia I’ve picked up over the years..
Everyone loves a movie like Hocus Pocus because all its lumps and bumps make you so happy that you want to grab the nearest vacuum and soar beneath a full moon, singing at the top of your lungs.
Dost thou comprehend?
To that end, here are 20 things you didn’t know you wanted to know about this mainstay of camp Disney culture: