Boo-a-Thon Challenge #1 | Hocus Pocus: Is it as Good as I Remember?

After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
Hocus Pocus came out in 1993, a couple of months before I was born. We all know that the 90's and being a 90's kid was the best. Great movies, great shows, great music, and so much new tech coming up that has shaped the modern world. On its 25th anniversary, Hocus Pocus has stood the test of time as a classic Halloween movie that anybody at any age could fall in love with. With three ditsy witches, an adventuring trio, and a cat with infinite lives it's a standout for Disney classics.

It's been a few years since I've seen Hocus Pocus but as I plopped on a bed and watched this spooky and heartwarming tale my fellow movie watcher, named mom, couldn't help but point out some inconsistencies. I thought she was nitpicking until I found some too. So now comes the part in this post where I unnecessarily nitpick a children's movie on its inconsistencies and character's lack of problem solving skills. Also, some of my general thoughts on this classic. Enjoy this edited down version of a Hocus Pocus thread I made on twitter:

Spoilers ahead!


And here's one last tweet for fun.


What's your favorite moment from Hocus Pocus? What moment has you questioning the characters/plot skills of Disney?


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  1. Hocus Pocus came out when I was a junior in high school, but weirdly, I've never watched it! I like Bette Midler, so I definitely should remedy this. Maybe this Halloween would be a good time?

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    1. Yes! You should watch it. It's fantastic. I only really know Bette Midler in this lol.

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  2. This movie is fun and makes me laugh but I love Practical Magic the movie more :)

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    1. I hardly remember that movie. I must watch it again! I think that is the one with Julia Roberts, right?

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  3. I haven't actually ever seen this! I feel like I'd probably be too picky to see it as an adult now. 😂I tend to critique movies WAY too much oops.😂I mean sometimes it's fun to watch and ignore the inconsistencies right?! But other times it's far too annoying!

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    1. You might be, I kind f was too but it has such a special place in my heart. I'm good at not critiquing movies so much. My mom noticed some inconsistencies so then I did. Otherwise, if I like it, I like it if I don't, I don't.

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  4. Oh gosh, the movie is full of weird plot holes and things that would probably never happen, but I still love it. It's just a fun one, and Sarah Jessica Parker really is one of the best parts!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I just heard of a plot hole that might not be a plot hole. Why was Binx able to talk to the kids but not his parents? Maybe because they lit the candle or maybe the witches made it so that he could never talk to his parents.

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  5. As a 90s kid myself I am ashamed to admit I have never watched Hocus Pocus :( Tho I need to!! Maybe I will watch it on Wednesday!! And 90s Disney movies are the absolute best!

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    1. I just heard another confession from another blogger about not watching Hocus Pocus. Yes, the 90s in general had such great media.

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  6. I remember watching this movie back in the 90s- but I haven't seen it in ages. I definitely want to check it out now that you have written about it. Love the tweets. :)

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    1. Thank you (: - I love that it is almost the same age as me. I'm a 90s kid myself.

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