History Film / HocusPocus

7th Apr '18 5:13:15 PM nombretomado
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** One {{egregious}} example:

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** One {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example:
29th Mar '18 6:56:28 AM SilverDollar
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** Mary is not much further better off. She may be bumbling and comical, but she is the tracker after all and is even implied to be most [[BigEater voracious]] of the three sisters.
2nd Mar '18 9:03:18 PM DaleAndrew
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** Winifred's first line is also a pretty good character establisher.
-->'''Winifred:''' Ah, look. Another glorious morning. Makes me sick!
3rd Feb '18 4:31:18 PM nombretomado
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A 1993 [[HalloweenSpecial Halloween-themed]] Creator/{{Disney}} film for [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids "kids"]]. This was the second film directed by Kenny Ortega, previously known for ''{{Newsies}}'' (1993). Now considered [[CultClassic a cult favorite]], the film's rather campy, but pretty entertaining. It does, after all, contain a memorable rendition of "I Put A Spell On You" by Creator/BetteMidler. The song "Come Little Children" from this film went on to become a Halloween classic.

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A 1993 [[HalloweenSpecial Halloween-themed]] Creator/{{Disney}} film for [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids "kids"]]. This was the second film directed by Kenny Ortega, previously known for ''{{Newsies}}'' ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' (1993). Now considered [[CultClassic a cult favorite]], the film's rather campy, but pretty entertaining. It does, after all, contain a memorable rendition of "I Put A Spell On You" by Creator/BetteMidler. The song "Come Little Children" from this film went on to become a Halloween classic.
22nd Jan '18 8:17:07 AM lepouvantail
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** 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.

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** In Salem, Thackery wakes up when he hears a strange noise. He's about to settle back into bed when [[[OhCrap [[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.
14th Dec '17 2:44:36 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* [[BigBadDuumvirate Big Bad Triumvirate]]: The Sanderson sisters, ostensibly - though from very early on, it's quite clear that Winifred is the dominant one, thus making her the BigBad and Sarah and Mary her CoDragons.

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* [[BigBadDuumvirate Big Bad Triumvirate]]: The BigBad: Winifred Sanderson sisters, ostensibly - though from very early on, it's quite clear that Winifred is the dominant one, thus making her clear leader among the BigBad and Sarah and Mary her CoDragons.sisters.
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.
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