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 20 years (!) since the world first met the Sanderson sisters, and we’ll never forget how awesome it was to watch them run amok through Salem while 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 every single 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 Mrs. Dennison is wearing a really pointy cone bustier. (I’ll always love you, Vogue.)
Every time we watch, I notice something I hadn’t 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..
You love a movie like Hocus Pocus because all its lumps and bumps make you want to grab the nearest vacuum and shout about its kitschy awesomeness to the world while soaring underneath a full moon.
Dost thou comprehend?
To that end, here are 20 things you didn’t know you wanted to know about the this mainstay of camp Disney culture:
Photo credits: Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures (still from What’s Eating Gilbert Grape)
Travelhound Pilar wouldn’t mind being at Walt Disney World eating the ears off a Mickey ice cream bar right about now. But, since she can’t be at her “second home” year round, she curates happy thoughts on Disney Social Media Magic, a virtual springboard where breaking news and other Disneyfied thingamabobs are shared. For more mouse-minded geekery, join Pilar on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and personal site, One Mom Media.