History Film / HocusPocus

22nd Sep '16 10:59:27 AM Angeldeb82
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The scene shifts to 1993. The Dennisons are a California family who have just moved to Salem, bringing along teenaged son Max (Omri Katz) and 8-year-old daughter Dani (Creator/ThoraBirch). Max is a virgin. Halloween night, Max takes his sister trick-or-treating and gets to hang with new {{love interest}} Allison (Vinessa Shaw). Allison tells him of the legend of the Sanderson sisters and of a supposed way to revive them; Max laughs and tries it out, bringing the Sandersons back to life. Now the three kids and the immortal cat Binx have to face the witches throughout the night, with the lives of every kid in Salem at risk.

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The scene shifts to 1993. The Dennisons are a California family who have just moved to Salem, bringing along teenaged son Max (Omri Katz) and 8-year-old daughter Dani (Creator/ThoraBirch). Max is a virgin. Halloween night, Max takes his sister trick-or-treating and gets to hang with new {{love interest}} interest|s}} Allison (Vinessa Shaw). Allison tells him of the legend of the Sanderson sisters and of a supposed way to revive them; Max laughs and tries it out, bringing the Sandersons back to life. Now the three kids and the immortal cat Binx have to face the witches throughout the night, with the lives of every kid in Salem at risk.



* FateWorseThanDeath: The party at the town hall, at least after the witches take over the proceedings. "Dance until you die!"



* HeelFaceTurn: Billy starts out chasing the children. They just barely manage to slip out of his arms at the party -- in front of their parents, no less. (Mom wishes she had a camera.) Ultimately, he sides with them after he rips out the threads holding his mouth shut.
* FateWorseThanDeath: The party at the town hall, at least after the witches take over the proceedings. "Dance until you die!"


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* HeelFaceTurn: Billy starts out chasing the children. They just barely manage to slip out of his arms at the party -- in front of their parents, no less. (Mom wishes she had a camera.) Ultimately, he sides with them after he rips out the threads holding his mouth shut.
10th Sep '16 2:27:41 AM NWolfman
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** Dani regarding Max's nonexistent sex life.

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** Dani regarding going on about Max's nonexistent sex life.



** Max is sixteen, yet is constantly mocked for being a virgin, and him being a virgin is a major plot point -- apparently being ''sixteen'' and still a virgin is something you should be ashamed of. It may be the same reason it was so easy for Dani to keep insulting said virgin: because most kids watching this movie don't even know what a virgin ''is''.
** Sarah shamelessly flirts with every male she sees, and is likewise hit on by numerous men who leer at her. There's also her idea for what to do with Binx: "Hang him on a hook and let me play with him?" The line is spoken in such a manner that one cannot help but see it as innuendo.

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** Max Max's virginity is sixteen, yet is a plot point. At the same time, he is, for some reason, constantly mocked getting shamed and picked on for being a virgin, and virgin... at ''sixteen.'' It's implied that the only reason Dani harps on him being a virgin about it so much is a major plot point -- apparently being ''sixteen'' and still a virgin is because, like most of the kids her age watching the movie, she has no idea what it means, just that it's something you should be ashamed of. It may be the same reason it was so easy for Dani to keep insulting said virgin: because most kids watching this movie don't even know what a virgin ''is''.
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** Sarah shamelessly flirts with every male she sees, and is likewise hit on by numerous men who leer at her. There's also her idea for what to do with Binx: "Hang him on a hook and let me play with him?" The line is spoken in such a manner that one cannot help but see There's no possible was it as innuendo.was read so suggestively by accident.
28th Aug '16 11:36:15 AM nombretomado
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* CreditsPushback: Because of this, the DisneyChannel no longer airs TheStinger for the movie.

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* CreditsPushback: Because of this, the DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel no longer airs TheStinger for the movie.
17th Aug '16 5:22:10 AM Phys101
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* UnusualEuphemism: "Yabbos" to describe what Max loves. According to [[http://www.imdb.com/search/text?realm=title&field=quotes&q=Yabbos IMDB]], "yabbos" was used in [[Film/AnimalHouse ''National Lampoon's Animal House'']] for breasts in the phrase "major-league yabbos."

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* UnusualEuphemism: "Yabbos" to describe what Max loves. According to [[http://www.imdb.com/search/text?realm=title&field=quotes&q=Yabbos IMDB]], "yabbos" was used in [[Film/AnimalHouse ''National ''[[Film/AnimalHouse National Lampoon's Animal House'']] House]]'' for breasts in the phrase "major-league yabbos."
17th Aug '16 5:21:11 AM Phys101
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* UnusualEuphemism: "Yabbos" to describe what Max loves. According to [[http://www.imdb.com/search/text?realm=title&field=quotes&q=Yabbos IMDB]], "yabbos" was used in ''National Lampoon's Film/AnimalHouse for breasts in the phrase "major-league yabbos."

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* UnusualEuphemism: "Yabbos" to describe what Max loves. According to [[http://www.imdb.com/search/text?realm=title&field=quotes&q=Yabbos IMDB]], "yabbos" was used in [[Film/AnimalHouse ''National Lampoon's Film/AnimalHouse Animal House'']] for breasts in the phrase "major-league yabbos."
16th Aug '16 10:52:28 AM AVeryLongScreenName
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* BrainlessBeauty: Sarah, the youngest and most attractive of the witch sisters is none too bright. She'd rather "pranze around idiotically" as Winfred would put it.

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* BrainlessBeauty: Sarah, the youngest and most attractive of the witch sisters is none too bright. She'd rather "pranze "prance around idiotically" as Winfred would put it.



* TheDitz: Sarah, "Amuk-amuk-amuk-amuk!" among numerous other examples.

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* TheDitz: Sarah, "Amuk-amuk-amuk-amuk!" "Amok-amok-amok-amok!" among numerous other examples.
12th Aug '16 8:24:30 PM nombretomado
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* UnusualEuphemism: "Yabbos" to describe what Max loves. According to [[http://www.imdb.com/search/text?realm=title&field=quotes&q=Yabbos IMDB]], "yabbos" was used in ''National Lampoon's AnimalHouse for breasts in the phrase "major-league yabbos."

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* UnusualEuphemism: "Yabbos" to describe what Max loves. According to [[http://www.imdb.com/search/text?realm=title&field=quotes&q=Yabbos IMDB]], "yabbos" was used in ''National Lampoon's AnimalHouse Film/AnimalHouse for breasts in the phrase "major-league yabbos."
9th Jun '16 1:12:23 AM 4power4
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* AllThereInTheManual: The screenplay has some enlightening dialog that sheds a bit of light of certain things:
** Winnie's spellbook belongs to (or once belonged) to Satan, and it is valued to the sisters because the information within it can change to be whatever they want whenever they want, making it the ultimate endless evil weapon of ever changing spells.
** If a witch touches salt, it burns her skin. This is why a circle of salt protects against their magic.
** While the sisters look human, their bodies are essentially their souls being contained in a body made of candle wax.
** If the witches consume enough children, they'll be immortal.
** 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."
22nd May '16 12:18:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Downplayed with Sarah, who is less malicious than Winifred, and averted by Allison.
30th Apr '16 3:19:13 PM dieseldragons
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* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted. [[spoiler: Max interferes with the witches plans to save Dani. Unfortunately for the Sanderson sisters, and fortunately for Max, they are out of time.]]
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