History YMMV / HocusPocus

11th Apr '17 1:40:11 AM NWolfman
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* LGBTFanbase: It's [[{{Camp}} campy]] [[UpToEleven as hell]], stars three major gay icons, and was even directed by an openly gay filmmaker. It would honestly be more shocking if this ''didn't'' have a queer fanbase!

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* LGBTFanbase: It's [[{{Camp}} campy]] as {{camp}} [[UpToEleven as hell]], twelve tents]], stars three major gay icons, and was even directed by an openly gay filmmaker. It would honestly be more shocking if this ''didn't'' have a queer fanbase!
21st Mar '17 3:48:18 PM fearlessnikki
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: 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''.]]
* HamAndCheese: The film is corny, sure, but those witches sure make up for it.
* HilariousInHindsight: When Max rescues Dani from certain death by the Sanderson Sisters, he says, "I know one kind of power that you don't have!" (or something like that), and Winnie asks, "And what is that, ''dude?''" before he replies with, "It's [[UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine Daylight Savings Time]]," followed by the turned-on car lights pretending to be the sun that harms them. Considering that it was a joke back in 1993 (when DST ended on the last Sunday of October in the U.S.), the new U.S. Daylight Saving Time rules weren't around until 14 years later, when DST now ends on the first Sunday of November from 2007 onward. The joke now still works ''only'' if [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]] happens to fall on the day ''before'' the first Sunday of November (i.e., Saturday, October 31).

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: HamAndCheese: The film is corny, sure, but those witches sure make up for it. Bette Midler did call this her favourite role after all.
* 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''.]]
* HamAndCheese: The film is corny, sure, but those witches sure make up for it.
* HilariousInHindsight:
HilariousInHindsight:
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When Max rescues Dani from certain death by the Sanderson Sisters, he says, "I know one kind of power that you don't have!" (or something like that), and Winnie asks, "And what is that, ''dude?''" before he replies with, "It's [[UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine Daylight Savings Time]]," followed by the turned-on car lights pretending to be the sun that harms them. Considering that it was a joke back in 1993 (when DST ended on the last Sunday of October in the U.S.), the new U.S. Daylight Saving Time rules weren't around until 14 years later, when DST now ends on the first Sunday of November from 2007 onward. The joke now still works ''only'' if [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]] happens to fall on the day ''before'' the first Sunday of November (i.e., Saturday, October 31).31).
** Sarah Jessica Parker is on Fanservice duty as the sexy one of the witches. On her [[Series/SexAndTheCity famous TV show]], she was infamous as the only one of the main cast who didn't do on-screen nudity - and derided as ugly by lads' mags and gossip blogs.


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* JustHereForGodzilla: Some people just watch it for Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker hamming it up and clearly having a ball doing so.


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* TestosteroneBrigade: Between a voluptuous Sarah Jessica Parker providing plenty of {{Fanservice}} and the beautiful GirlNextDoor quality of Vinessa Shaw, there's plenty of straight male fans too.
19th Mar '17 7:02:11 PM fearlessnikki
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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.



%%* EvilIsSexy: Sarah.

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%%* * EvilIsSexy: Sarah.Sarah is played by Sarah Jessica Parker in her prime, with beautiful blonde RapunzelHair, a dress that shows plenty of cleavage and plenty of innuendo jokes. She's a HotWitch if ever there was one.



* HollywoodHomely: The witches are frequently referred to as "ugly" or "hags" by the protagonists but only Winnie is physically ugly. Sarah and arguably Mary, on the other hand, are pretty attractive

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* HollywoodHomely: The witches are frequently referred to as "ugly" or "hags" by the protagonists - except for Sarah who's MsFanservice - but only Winnie is physically ugly. Sarah and arguably Mary, on the other hand, are pretty attractiveMary lean more towards UglyCute.



* MemeticLoser: Max is this in the film itself, due to the amount of times it makes fun of him for being a virgin.



** The examples under NauseaFuel above potentially play the trope straight.

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** The examples under NauseaFuel above potentially play the trope straight.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids:

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



** Dani makes a joke about Alison's boobs - more specifically how much Max likes them.



** The TV version is rated TV-14 in America but is still considered a family friendly Halloween classic.
** The cat getting run over, and seen flattened on-screen, has freaked out many people.

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** The TV version is rated TV-14 in America but is still considered a family friendly Halloween classic.
** The cat getting run over, and seen flattened on-screen, has freaked out many people. Of course he turns out to [[DisneyDeath be alive seconds later]] but still...
9th Mar '17 5:17:26 PM Pichu-kun
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* SignatureScene: The "I Put a Spell on You" VillainSong scene is probably the most iconic part of the film.

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* SignatureScene: SignatureScene:
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The "I Put a Spell on You" VillainSong scene is probably the most iconic part of the film.film.
** "Come Little Children" is also a very well-known song, though it may be considered mildly CoveredUp as many people online don't know (or remember) its source.
9th Mar '17 5:14:14 PM Pichu-kun
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* ValuesDissonance: A children's film where such emphasis is put on a teenager's virginity probably wouldn't fly as easily as it did in the early nineties.
5th Nov '16 3:43:05 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* HamAndCheese: The film is corny, sure, but those witches sure make up for it.
24th Oct '16 11:35:21 PM Anddrix
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* GuiltyPleasures: With the cliches, critical dissonance, etc, it's certainly this to people who like it. This was also discussed at length during WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's "review" (more of a shallow parody) of it & Creator/DougWalker's own second Disneycember review on it, where he, personally, doesn't like the movie, but can understand if people do due to this trope (nevermind that the Critic already learned about this trope in the Moulin Rouge review, but whatever).
24th Oct '16 11:26:04 PM MarkLungo
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* GuiltyPleasures: With the cliches, critical dissonance, etc, it's certainly this to people who like it. This was also discussed at length during the Nostalgia Critic's "review" (more of a shallow parody) of it & Doug's own second Disneycember review on it, where he, personally, doesn't like the movie, but can understand if people do due to this trope (nevermind that the Critic already learned about this trope in the Moulin Rouge review, but whatever).

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* GuiltyPleasures: With the cliches, critical dissonance, etc, it's certainly this to people who like it. This was also discussed at length during the Nostalgia Critic's WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's "review" (more of a shallow parody) of it & Doug's Creator/DougWalker's own second Disneycember review on it, where he, personally, doesn't like the movie, but can understand if people do due to this trope (nevermind that the Critic already learned about this trope in the Moulin Rouge review, but whatever).
24th Oct '16 11:22:20 PM MarkLungo
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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Billy only shows up in the last third but tends to be well-remembered and a favorite of fans of the film. Being played by DougJones certainly helps.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Billy only shows up in the last third but tends to be well-remembered and a favorite of fans of the film. Being played by DougJones Creator/DougJones certainly helps.
23rd Oct '16 9:07:19 PM Scsigs
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* GuiltyPleasures: With the cliches, critical dissonance, etc, it's certainly this to people who like it. This was also discussed at length during the Nostalgia Critic's "review" (more of a shallow parody) of it & Doug's own second Disneycember review on it, where he, personally, doesn't like the movie, but can understand if people do due to this trope (nevermind that the Critic already learned about this trope in the Moulin Rouge review, but whatever).
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