300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence...Written by
The bus that the Sanderson sisters ride on is a 1967 GMC TDH 5305. See more »
Thackery Binks switches between Old English and 1990s slang. During the first parts of the movie, he uses Old English. When he first talks to Max, he uses slang and sarcasm. At the end of the movie when his spirit appears to Dani, Max, and Allison, he speaks in Old English again. See more »
[a witch passes by the window of Thackery Binx and Emily's bedroom; Thackery wakes up then a few seconds later, he lays back and sees that Emily is gone]
[he leaves the house to search for Emily]
[he runs up to Elijah]
Elijah! Elijah! Hast thou seen my sister Emily?
Nay. But, look.
[he points to purple smoke in the sky]
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The Walt Disney logo at the start is tinted blue (the one at the end has the usual coloring). See more »
When aired on the ITV network in the UK, the scene where the witches were hanged and cast the spell that would bring them back were cut - the scene dissolved from the sisters talking through the door to the lynch mob to Miss Olin telling the class in the modern day how they were all hanged (thus filling in the details). Viewers however would still be unaware exactly how they would come back. See more »
I don't what the critics were talking about, but I found Hocus Pocus to be extreme fun, from start to finish. The use of color and the sets is all magical, giving the movie a strange fairy-tale feel. I also found it to be very funny with great special-effects. The movie's just plain fun. The three witches, thankfully, aren't flat and dull. This movie is scary without being profane (ala Mighty Joe Young) or super duper frightening. A great film that's much better than most Disney live-action films today.
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