History YMMV / HocusPocus

9th Dec '17 2:58:30 PM Zeiss
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** In the 1964 short WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "Bewitched Bunny", Hanzel and Gretel turn to Witch Hazel and say, "Ack, your mother rides a vacuum cleaner" before fleeing.

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** In the 1964 short WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "Bewitched Bunny", Hanzel and Gretel turn to Witch Hazel and say, "Ack, your mother rides a vacuum cleaner" cleaner!" before fleeing.
31st Oct '17 7:10:39 PM NWolfman
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** The two bullies are [[Film/{{Clerks}} a tall, loud, skinny blond guy named Jay and his shorter, chubby sidekick with a nickname]].
27th Oct '17 2:39:11 PM bt8257
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** "I Put A Spell On You" is a catchy up-beat VillainSong sung by ''Creator/BetteMidler''. It would have to be this.

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** "I Put A a Spell On on You" is a catchy up-beat VillainSong sung by ''Creator/BetteMidler''. It would have to be this.



* HarsherInHindsight: When Sarah Jessica Parker did ''Series/WhoDoYouThinkYouAre'' she was very disturbed to discover that one of her ancestors was accused of being a witch in Salem, MA. Before learning about her ancestor, she says she would rather have her being accused than doing the accusing. [[spoiler:Luckily the witch craze effectively ended ''one month before her trial''.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: When Sarah Jessica Parker did ''Series/WhoDoYouThinkYouAre'' she was very disturbed to discover that one of her ancestors was accused of being a witch in Salem, MA. Before learning about her ancestor, she says she would rather have her being accused than doing the accusing. [[spoiler:Luckily [[spoiler:Luckily, the witch craze effectively ended ''one month before her trial''.]]



** The ColdOpen is utter NightmareFuel. Emily, a little girl from Salen, is hypnotized and forced to drink a potion that allows the witches to suck out her life, and she's killed within seconds. It's unclear if she's even aware of what happens. Thackeray, her brother, is ForcedToWatch after he's changed into a cat.

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** The ColdOpen is utter NightmareFuel. Emily, a little girl from Salen, Salem, is hypnotized and forced to drink a potion that allows the witches to suck out her life, and she's killed within seconds. It's unclear if she's even aware of what happens. Thackeray, her brother, is ForcedToWatch after he's changed into a cat.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The TV version in America is rated TV-14 but it's still considered a family-friendly classic:

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The TV version in America is rated TV-14 TV-14, but it's is still considered a family-friendly classic:
1st Oct '17 9:22:29 AM Jayalaw
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** The ColdOpen is utter NightmareFuel. Emily, a little girl from Salen, is hypnotized and forced to drink a potion that allows the witches to suck out her life, and she's killed within seconds. It's unclear if she's even aware of what happens. Thackeray, her brother, is ForcedToWatch after he's changed into a cat.
** Mr. Binx demanding to know where his son is, which doubles as TearJerker. What makes it terrifying is that the witches, tied up and strung on the gallows, laugh and refuse to answer. Even when facing death, they remain utterly petty.


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** Then there is Mr. Binx, Emily and Thackeray's father. He finds out that [[AdultFear his little girl is missing]], and that his son is going after the local witches. He manages to raise an angry mob and subdue the witches, but he finds his daughter's corpse rapidly aged in the cottage, and Thackeray nowhere in sight. The scene where he interrogates the witches on the gallows about his son's whereabouts is quite a TearJerker, especially when Binx in cat form tries to approach him and he doesn't realize the truth.
1st Oct '17 8:56:22 AM Jayalaw
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* AngstWhatAngst:
** A justified example; after being brutally murdered, [[spoiler:Emily in her three hundred years of afterlife found time to cope with the trauma. By the time she comes to fetch her brother Thackeray, she's a CheerfulChild who asks her brother why it took him so long to reach heaven.]]
** Averted with Thackeray Binx. He carries the trauma and guilt of failing Emily as he wanders around in cat form for hundreds of years. The only time he's truly happy is when Max and Danni offer to make him part of their family, [[spoiler:and when he's finally freed from his curse and allowed to move on to the afterlife.]]
** Also averted with Dani, a BrattyHalfPint who finds herself chased by witches who want to suck her dry and hurt her new cat friend. At the end of the movie, she sobs when [[spoiler:Binx dies and she's begging him to wake up.]]
9th Sep '17 5:36:03 AM rjd1922
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* NeverLiveItDown: Max's perpetual virgin shaming (he's 15 btw). It tends to be overblown by non-fans, but there are plenty of viewers who are so turned off by it that they're willing to dismiss the whole movie as a result.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Max's perpetual virgin shaming VirginShaming (he's 15 btw).15, by the way). It tends to be overblown by non-fans, but there are plenty of viewers who are so turned off by it that they're willing to dismiss the whole movie as a result.
3rd Aug '17 4:24:01 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* NeverLiveItDown: Max's perpetual virgin shaming. It tends to be overblown by non-fans, but there are plenty of viewers who are so turned off by it that they're willing to dismiss the whole movie as a result.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Max's perpetual virgin shaming.shaming (he's 15 btw). It tends to be overblown by non-fans, but there are plenty of viewers who are so turned off by it that they're willing to dismiss the whole movie as a result.
2nd Aug '17 11:19:11 PM Scabbard
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** The book bound in human flesh, the zombie of a man who was killed for cheating, a boy cursed to live with his guilt by being trapped as an immortal black cat, and witches who hunt down and suck the youth out of children.

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** The book bound in human flesh, the zombie of a man who was killed for cheating, a boy cursed to live with his guilt by being trapped as an immortal black cat, and witches who hunt down and suck the youth souls out of children.
2nd Aug '17 11:17:54 PM Scabbard
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** The book, zombies, immortal black cats [[spoiler: really a boy denied entrance to heaven]] and soul sucking witches.

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** The book, zombies, book bound in human flesh, the zombie of a man who was killed for cheating, a boy cursed to live with his guilt by being trapped as an immortal black cats [[spoiler: really a boy denied entrance to heaven]] cat, and soul sucking witches.witches who hunt down and suck the youth out of children.
2nd Aug '17 11:08:43 PM Scabbard
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* CultClassic: It wasn't a great hit at the Box Office but has become something of a Halloween classic among certain fans.

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* CultClassic: It wasn't a great hit at the Box Office box office or with critics but has become something of a modern Halloween classic among certain fans.classic.
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