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Musical number? Yeah, Hocus Pocus has got that covered.
For awhile, I thought I was the only one with a deep, burning love for the 1993 Halloween cult classic Hocus Pocus. I grew up watching Thackary Binx (Preteen hottie alert! Well, the boy, not the cat.) and the Sanderson sisters, but the older I get, the more I love this film.
It’s hard to say what makes this Disney movie so darn charming. Is it the over acting? The outrageous costuming? The clumsy plot? Is it because the moment when I realized Sarah Jessica Parker was one of the Sanderson sisters was one of the greatest earth-aligning moments of my teenage years?
It’s probably how un-self conscious the film is about all of these things. It doesn’t pretend to be anything but a strange, clever little film. My friends, I long ago stopped analyzing why I love this movie and simply embraced it. And it seems I’m not the only one.
Here are some ways you can join in lovefest.
Watch trailers, clips and even enjoy the full length movie.
I would encourage following @HocusPocus1993 right away or simply searching “Hocus Pocus” and reading the copious adoring tweets.
Revel in the glory of the movie on the IMDB page. Check out the discussion boards, trivia, goofs and quotes from the flick.
Join 350,703 others and like the Hocus Pocus Facebook page or even take the “Which Hocus Pocus Sanderson sister are you?” quiz. You heard me right. A quiz.
Visit Patch.com’s site for Salem, Mass., and see photos of the locations from the film.
Read about 24 mistakes and goofs in the movie. Knowing its imperfection makes it that much more wonderful.
Thought Catalog celebrates the glorious movie with this article on 25 little-known facts about the movie.
Doing much of the work for me, BuzzFeed has compiled a list of 23 reasons why Hocus Pocus is cinematic gold.
Do you have any tips for helping us celebrate this great Halloween film? Tell us in the comments or tells us at @Voxmag. Let’s love on Hocus Pocus together.
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