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* ClicheStorm: Seriously....is there a single late-[[TheEighties Eighties]] or early-[[TheNineties Nineties]] comedy trope they missed? Let's see here....We've got a CoolLoser hero with a pretty heavy [[DeadpanSnarker snarker persona]]; his clueless yuppie parents; his bratty younger sibling; a cute talking animal; villains who [[AffablyEvil spend at least as much time making dreadful wisecracks as doing anything truly evil]]; satirical jabs galore...
* EarWorm: "I Put A Spell On You".
** "Come Little Children"
* EndingFatigue: Ah, good - the witches have been roasted alive!...But wait - they somehow managed to survive! Thank heavens, they can't do any more harm without Winnie's book...But wait - [[SarcasmMode those two geniuses, Allison and Max, got the bright idea to open it after Binx told them not to!]] Whew, Max just psyched the witches out with the old [[AccidentalInnuendo "headlights"]] ploy...Oh, darn - they just realized they're still alive!, etc.
* EnsembleDarkHorse:
** Binx, full stop. Heaven knows he's far more interesting than anyone else in the cast barring the witches, themselves. He's also most sympathetic character, given his {{nightmare fuel}}ish backstory.
** Billy is a more notable example, in that he is a much smaller role who tends to be well-remembered and a favorite of fans of the film.
* EvilIsSexy: Sarah.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: A teenager who's still a virgin is a loser and deserves to be mocked until he finally does get laid. Especially weird to see this coming from a Disney film.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: When Sarah Jessica Parker did ''Who Do You Think You Are'' 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 then doing the accusing. [[spoiler: Luckily the witch craze effectively ended ''one month before her trial''.]]
* 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).
** Of course, there's also the fact that DST makes the sun rise an hour ''later'' and not an hour earlier, no matter when it is.
** Binx, an immortal black cat. Not unlike [[spoiler:Sissel by the end of]] ''VideoGame/GhostTrick''.
** This film is one of the two times a Disney movie has a friendly Zombie in it, the other is from ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
* HollywoodHomely: The witches are frequently referred to as "ugly" or "hags" by the protagonists but only Winnie is physically ugly. Sarah and arguably even Mary, on the other hand, are rather attractive.
** This is less about their physical attributes and more about their personalities. As Dani points out, Winifred and her sisters sold their souls and regularly try to slaughter children to keep themselves young, so no matter how good they can make themselves look on the outside, inside they're utterly horrible.
* MemeticMutation: Long after this movie left theaters, you couldn't use the word "amok" without somebody chiming in with Sarah Sanderson's sing-songy "A-MUCK, a-MUCK, a-MUCK, a-MUCK!"
* NauseaFuel: "A bit of thine own tongue."
** Sarah eating a spider.
* NightmareFuel: The book, zombies, immortal black cats [[spoiler: really a boy denied entrance to heaven]] and soul sucking witches.
* OlderThanTheyThink: 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.
** ''Hocus Pocus'' didn't originate the UnusualEuphemism "Yabbos." 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."
* OneSceneWonder: Those skull-faced jazzers/rockers at the Halloween party were pretty cool.
** It may take a second viewing to realize that these performers segued from "Witchcraft" into "I Put a Spell on You" shortly before Winifred took over the show.
* {{Squick}}: Tastefully averted. Emily Binx gets all the youth and vitality drained from her at the beginning of the film - but she slumps over in death, leaving only her ''gray hair'' visible. One can only imagine what her ''face'' looks like.
* TearJerker: Admit it - you cried [[spoiler: when Binx died]], too.
* ToyShip: Thackery/''Dani'', if you can believe it.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Considering how constantly it points out Max's lack of a sex life...
** Not to mention the dead body of a child being shown onscreen in the first ten minutes...
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Given the high density of AManIsNotAVirgin jokes directed at ''someone not even 16 yet'', you just have to wonder if the entire staff didn't have access to some kind of illegal substance when they decided '''''that''''' was perfect material for a '''children's film'''.
** Hell, the illegal substances may be how they paid off the {{Media Watchdog}}s and MoralGuardians to get this released as it is.
* TheWoobie: Say what you will about the film, overall, but you just can't help but feel very sorry for poor Binx. The poor kid fights for all his worth to save his little sister, just to fail and then endure a PainfulTransformation [[BalefulPolymorph into a cat]]. Then he gets rejected by his father who he was trying to communicate with in his hour of grieving. Finally, and this is the juicy bit, he spends the next few hundreds years, alone, with only his self-appointed duty in keeping the witches from coming back to give him purpose, but otherwise wandering aimlessly through his own personal, eternal hell. The only thing that averts this from being a full on AndIMustScream is that he somehow relearns how to talk as a cat.
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