History Film / HocusPocus

19th Nov '17 2:33:33 AM Piterpicher
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In 2015, [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks The Magic Kingdom]] launched a ''Hocus Pocus'' themed musical revue as part of ''Mickey's Not-So Scary Halloween Party'': The ''Theater/HocusPocusVillainSpelltacular''. In it, the Sanderson Sisters use the magic of the Magic Kingdom to return from the grave to throw a wild All Hallow's Eve bash. While the sisters are LighterAndSofter than their film counterparts by necessity (having infanticidal witches at a Disney Theme Park [[NightmareFuel wouldn't exactly be 'not-so scary']]), the show is a loving tribute to the film, complete with a show stopping rendition of "I Put A Spell On You" as the finale.

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In 2015, [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks The Magic Kingdom]] launched a ''Hocus Pocus'' themed musical revue as part of ''Mickey's Not-So Scary Halloween Party'': The ''Theater/HocusPocusVillainSpelltacular''.''Theatre/HocusPocusVillainSpelltacular''. In it, the Sanderson Sisters use the magic of the Magic Kingdom to return from the grave to throw a wild All Hallow's Eve bash. While the sisters are LighterAndSofter than their film counterparts by necessity (having infanticidal witches at a Disney Theme Park [[NightmareFuel wouldn't exactly be 'not-so scary']]), the show is a loving tribute to the film, complete with a show stopping rendition of "I Put A Spell On You" as the finale.
3rd Nov '17 8:24:06 AM lepouvantail
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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Actually ''subverted''. Allison gets an idea of how to take out the witches, but does not explain it. We then see her [[BurnTheWitch plan in action]], and it works...[[NotQuiteDead until it doesn't]].
31st Oct '17 8:32:13 PM lakingsif
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* MissingChild: At the start of the film, a girl named Emily Binx goes missing, and it turns out she was kidnapped by three evil witches who take her soul. Later, the witches capture a little girl named Dani, but she gets saved.
31st Oct '17 7:04:43 PM Jayalaw
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** ZigZagged in the ColdOpen. While the angry mob is too late to save Emily and Thackeray, they do manage to catch and hang the witches. For some reason they don't think to bury the candle that would bring the witches back, and instead their descendants use it as a tourist attraction.

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** ZigZagged in the ColdOpen. While the angry mob is too late to save Emily and Thackeray, Thackery, they do manage to catch and hang the witches. For some reason they don't think to bury the candle that would bring the witches back, and instead their descendants use it as a tourist attraction.



** In Salem, Thackery wakes up when he hears a strange noise. He's about to settle back into bed when [[[OhCrap he realizes his sister Emily is missing]]. He runs outside in his bedclothes, calling for her and asking his neighbor where Emily may be.



** Thackeray is not exactly "immortal". While Winnie taunts him that he will live forever, he actually has only 9 million lives and will die when he uses them up. At one point, he says that he has used up 321 of them but there "are only so many ways to go."

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** Thackeray Thackery is not exactly "immortal". While Winnie taunts him that he will live forever, he actually has only 9 million lives and will die when he uses them up. At one point, he says that he has used up 321 of them but there "are only so many ways to go."



* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Ironically, This would have been Winnie's fate at the end, had she succeeded in draining Max's life force, having violated hallowed ground.]]

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
** God help any child who happens to hear Sarah's singing; they're forced to march to the witches' cottage, to drink a potion that makes their life force vulnerable, and die within seconds. Emily's blank expression before she dies is utter NightmareFuel.
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[[spoiler: Ironically, This would have been Winnie's fate at the end, had she succeeded in draining Max's life force, having violated hallowed ground.]]



* BigNo: Dani screams this when [[spoiler:Max drinks the witch's potion so that the trio will drink his life and not hers]].

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* BigNo: Dani screams this when [[spoiler:Max drinks the witch's potion so that the trio will drink take his life and not hers]].



* DiedHappilyEverAfter: Thackeray and Emily go to Heaven at the end. Thackeray consoles a grieving Dani.

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* DiedHappilyEverAfter: Thackeray Thackery and Emily go to Heaven at the end. Thackeray Thackery consoles a grieving Dani.



** Thackeray Binx was already going to have his life sucked out of him for trying to stop the witches from killing his sister, but he makes the mistake of [[BerserkButton calling Winifred a hag]] and is instead damned to a FateWorseThanDeath in the form of being trapped in the form of a black cat... for all eternity... living with his failure.

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** Thackeray Thackery Binx was already going to have his life sucked out of him for trying to stop the witches from killing his sister, but he makes the mistake of [[BerserkButton calling Winifred a hag]] and is instead damned to a FateWorseThanDeath in the form of being trapped in the form of a black cat... for all eternity... living with his failure.



* DueToTheDead: Emily was buried in the churchyard, in hallowed ground. [[spoiler:Her brother in cat form dies on her grave.]]



* HotWitch: Sarah is the prettiest witch of the three, and her outfit emphasises her breasts. She's also hit on by plenty of characters.

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* HotWitch: Sarah is the prettiest witch of the three, and her outfit emphasises emphasizes her breasts. She's also hit on by plenty of characters.



* KickTheDog: When the witches encounter Binx in cat form, they mock him for failing to save Emily. He hisses at them in response.



* NoSell: Sarah's "Come, Little Children" doesn't work on Thackery, Elijah, Allison or Max. It's unclear if they weren't affected because they weren't the targets, or because they are older teens. We know Max is old enough to drive a car at least.



* SacrificialLamb: Emily is the movie's first casualty, ten minutes after the credits roll. From what we see she was a sweet girl whom Thackery would protect with his life. As a ghost, she playfully calls to Thackery when welcoming him to heaven.



* SchmuckBait: The candle that is said to bring back a trio of witches is lit during Halloween. Binx calls Max an "airhead virgin" for falling for this.

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* SchmuckBait: The candle that is said to bring back a trio of witches witches, if lit by a virgin during a full moon, is lit during Halloween. Binx calls Max an "airhead virgin" for falling for this.


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* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Max tries to burn the witch's book after Binx tells him and Allison that it's pure evil. Unfortunately, one cigarette lighter isn't enough to do the job.


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* TookALevelInBadass:
** Thackery as a human wasn't even able to strike a blow against the witches since they incapacitated him. In cat form, he proves to be far more formidable.
** Max has a hard time fending off two bullies, and is made fun of a lot. When the witches appear, he has the presence of mind to bluff long enough to get Dani out of the cottage. By the end of the movie he drinks a life-draining potion to save Dani and grapples with Winifred in time for dawn to come.
31st Oct '17 5:07:07 PM SymBionicFan
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* DistantPrologue: The film starts with the hanging of the Sanderson sisters in 1693 and fast forwards to 1993, the time of the setting.

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* DistantPrologue: The film starts with the hanging of the Sanderson sisters in 1693 and then fast forwards to 1993, the time of the setting.
31st Oct '17 5:05:47 PM SymBionicFan
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* DisneyDeath: Binx revives after being crushed by the bus. In a darkly humorous twist, it only seems this way because the characters (and presumably the audience) forgot that he couldn't die (though it also sets up his death later). When he revives, he shrugs it off like it was nothing and is legitimately surprised that the others were concerned.
-->'''Binx:''' (as though getting run over by a bus is the most normal thing in the world) "I hate it when that happens! What? I told you, I can't die."



* DisneyDeath: Binx revives after being crushed by the bus. In a darkly humorous twist, it only seems this way because the characters (and presumably the audience) forgot that he couldn't die (though it also sets up his death later). When he revives, he shrugs it off like it was nothing and is legitimately surprised that the others were concerned.
-->'''Binx:''' (as though getting run over by a bus is the most normal thing in the world) "I hate it when that happens! What? I told you, I can't die."

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* DisneyDeath: Binx revives after being crushed by DistantPrologue: The film starts with the bus. In a darkly humorous twist, it only seems this way because hanging of the characters (and presumably Sanderson sisters in 1693 and fast forwards to 1993, the audience) forgot that he couldn't die (though it also sets up his death later). When he revives, he shrugs it off like it was nothing and is legitimately surprised that time of the others were concerned.
-->'''Binx:''' (as though getting run over by a bus is the most normal thing in the world) "I hate it when that happens! What? I told you, I can't die."
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30th Oct '17 3:54:14 PM Jayalaw
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* BigNo: Dani screams this when [[spoiler:Max drinks the witch's potion so that the trio will drink his life and not hers]].



* PainfulTransformation: Thackeray Binx's tranformation into a cat is intentionally painful because this trope was invoked by the Sanderson sisters.

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* PainfulTransformation: Thackeray Thackery Binx's tranformation into a cat is intentionally painful because this trope was invoked by the Sanderson sisters.



* YouAreTooLate: The angry mob that comes for the witches arrives after Emily is dead and Thackeray has been turned into a cat. Mr. Binx, their father, has the [[SarcasmMode pleasure]] of finding Emily's desiccated corpse in the cottage, and can only angrily ask the witches where his son is. They refuse to answer, even after being threatened with the gallows. Mr. Binx can at least avenge his children by hanging the witches, but he's unaware of the black cat trying to reach out to him.

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* YouAreTooLate: The angry mob that comes for the witches arrives after Emily is dead and Thackeray Thackery has been turned into a cat. Mr. Binx, their father, has the [[SarcasmMode pleasure]] of finding Emily's desiccated corpse in the cottage, and can only angrily ask the witches where his son is. They refuse to answer, even after being threatened with the gallows. Mr. Binx can at least avenge his children by hanging the witches, but he's unaware of the black cat trying to reach out to him.
27th Oct '17 2:24:52 PM bt8257
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* 555: Max gives Allison his number at school. The paper only has this on it.

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* 555: FiveFiveFive: Max gives Allison his number at school. The paper only has this on it.
23rd Oct '17 10:38:29 PM NightErrant
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In 2015, [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks The Magic Kingdom]] launched a ''Hocus Pocus'' themed musical revue as part of ''Mickey's Not-So Scary Halloween Party'': The ''Theater/HocusPocusVillainSpelltacular''. In it, the Sanderson Sisters use the magic of the Magic Kingdom to return from the grave to throw a wild All Hallow's Eve bash. While the sisters are LighterAndSofter than their film counterparts by necessity (having infanticidal witches at a Disney Theme Park [[NightmareFuel wouldn't exactly be 'not-so scary']]), the show is a loving tribute to the film, complete with a show stopping rendition of "I Put A Spell On You" as the finale.
21st Oct '17 7:08:27 PM SailorTrivia
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* 555: Max gives Allison his number at school. The paper only has this on it.
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