Hocus Pocus

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I broke my own rule last night and I accidentally watched Hocus Pocus. It's way too early in the season for Hocus Pocus, but after I came home from a pumpkin-carving party I was just feeling all festive so I thought what the hell, let's break it out. And so I did. And now I've got Halloween on the mind, and the holidays that follow it, and it's all I can think about. So I figured I might as well write a post about my favorite little witch, Dani- clearly I'd forgotten that I already did this exact same thing last year at this time. Go figure. But after rereading the post from last year I realized I still stand by everything I said so why not just share it again? Sounds like a plan to me. So here it is.

Why We Love Hocus Pocus:

Because Thora Burch was about as good as it got in the 90s.
She was the sassy spitfire every eight year old wanted to be.

I mean who didn't idolize Teeny from Now and Then? And don't even get me started on Monkey Trouble.

When little Dani first awoke the Sanderson Sisters and just rolled with it by pretending to be a fellow witch, I remember thinking, man this girl is clever as shit.
And she needs an Oscar.


And besides Dani, can you think of a prettier 90s girl than Allison?
An old fashioned Halloween party in a mansion?
Now that's cool.


Allison gave dorky guys hope everywhere.
Because let's be honest, the only thing Max had going for him was his sweet ass bedroom.
If ever there was a time I had an obsession with attic rooms, it was this time.

Tie Dye is so California.

Even though I always thought Max was annoying, these two douchers really pissed me off. I can hardly watch this scene to this day.
I mean who steals sneakers? Seriously.


And wouldn't stealing candy from a child be labeled sexual assault or something?
These two gotta go.

As for these three...

Well they changed Halloween as we knew it.
And I'm also pretty sure this might have been the only time in SJP's life when she was known as the "pretty one." No offense, SJP, you know I love you.
The Sanderson Sisters would create lasting feuds between little girls for years to come based solely on who got to be "Sarah." Everyone wanted to be Sarah, a few go-getters might have been okay with being Winni, but absolutely nobody wanted to be Mary. That was mostly because she could only talk out of the corner of her mouth. What was going on with that I wonder? A distant relative a Angelica Pickles perhaps?

When Sarah sang Come Little Children I was sold.
I would have gone anywhere.
In fact, I still like to listen to that song this time of year just for shits and giggles. Go ahead and press play, you can thank me later.
Come little children, I will take thee away... Into a place of enchantment....

The black river. The Devil scene with the dog. Headless Billy. Binx coming back to life.
The parents dancing for the rest of their lives. It's just all so good. I could go on for days.
But I need to stop.

Bottom line, to say this movie changed our generation would be an understatement.

XOXO,
Emily Binx


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40 comments:

  1. I LOVE this post! Totally 100% agree with everything you just said!

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  2. Too early in the season? Nonsense! October IS the season- Heck I've watched this movie in July ;)

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  3. this is one of my favorite posts from you. i remember reading it and thinking- yep i love her. and it's never too early to watch hocus pocus.

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  4. I need to watch this again soon! I haven't watched it in years!

    Kristin
    crumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

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  5. Seriously greatest post. It makes me want to watch Hocus Pocus now! Maybe tonight I will! THE ATTIC BEDROOM!? YESSSSSS

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  6. Made my day with the song! Thank you!

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  7. I love love love Hocus Pocus, I pretty much watch it year around....

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  8. would you disown me if I said I have never seen Hocus Pocus?

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  9. I love that movie and now I need to watch it ASAP

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  10. I never realized how much I really love this movie until reading this.

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  11. I've been holding off watching it too! Now I feel the need to leave work just to watch it. That's perfectly ok, isn't it? :)

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  12. Haha to this day I still love this movie :)

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  13. I've been refraining from watching until it comes on ABC Family this year! Love all of your reasons it's awesome. If this doesn't define our childhood, I don't know what does!

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  14. Totally agree with all these points! I LOVE Hocus Pocus - it's my favorite Halloween movie and it's definitely a tradition by now, watching it every Halloween-time. Ugh...I can't wait!!

    Jessica
    cocoandmingo.com

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  15. Dance! Dance! Dance until you diiiiiiieeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! I have watched it twice already.

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  16. #fact. I have see this movie plenty of times but I have never seen the ending. Maybe this year I will watch all of it!

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  17. I've been watching this as I study for my midterm exams (oops). I'm kind of loving this movie, and I'll probably watch it three or four (or seventeen) more times.

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  18. Love Love LOVE Hocus Pocus!!! And I don't think it is too early to watch it. I start watching it almost daily starting October 1. Ok I may have a slight problem. I also start watching Christmas movies Thanksgiving evening.

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  19. Obsessed with Hocus Pocus and you.

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  20. man, i remember reading this last year and loving it, and i'm so glad you brought it back! hocus pocus is hands down THE BEST halloween movie. i really had a crush on max. and i might or might not have googled how to DIY book that the sanderson sisters had...P.S. here it is: http://www.polishthestars.com/2012/10/hocus-pocus-spell-book-tutorial.html i think if you made this for your mom-- she would totally display it with her halloween decor front and center!!!!

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  21. LOVE this movie; my favorite thing? They call booms yabbos. Hands down the funniest thing I've ever heard them called hahaha

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  22. I feel like it's too early for Halloween & Xmas will be here soon- eeks! That said I absolutely LOVE Hocus Pocus!

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  23. My husband has never seen this. Can you believe it? I told him that Max calls boobs "yabbos," and he just gave me a funny look.

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  24. I've honestly never seen Hocus Pocus... yikes!

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  25. This movie terrified me as a child and as far as I know still does. I refuse to watch it. So creepy!

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  26. I can't remember the last time I saw this. Or if i just saw so many previews that I think I watched it. I guess it's time for a refresher. And I am so like this with Christmas and Love Actually!

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  27. to this day i say that someday i will get a black cat and name him binx! love this post!

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  28. This is absolutely my favorite Halloween movie!!

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  29. This is hands down, the best Halloween movie ever made!! And NO! It's not too early for this! :p

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  30. Ahhh, I absolutely love this movie and can't believe I haven't seen it on cable yet (or own it). Sadly, no one will watch it with me, not even the kids I used to nanny for, because I know every word and it's almost worse than watching Grease with me. Thora was awesome and I totally wanted the attic room too but the years since the movie came out, I was interested in the story behind Kathy Najimy-- not only is she an activist for Gay Rights (I'm not gay but I've got some pretty strong thoughts on the matter), but she signed the "We Had Abortions" petition that stated she had an abortion and regretted her decision.. also, she had a bad weight loss struggle/body imagine issue, and she was on Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off where she played for PETA. Probably more than you cared to know so all in all-- the movie rocks (as you know).

    ugottahavehart.blogspot.com

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  31. Not gonna lie, changed my childhood forever! I used to change the words and sing it for the entire month of October. Imagine an 8 year old walking around the elementary school, "Come little children, and eat poisonous candy..." HAHAHAHA. Still makes me laugh today. Totally agree, you would die before you ever wanted to be Mary. Ew, ha!

    I didn't realize that it was SJP as Sarah until way later in life.

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  32. It is never too early to start watching Hocus Pocus! It's my one of my favorites for sure.

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  33. My favorite line is "it's cuz you're eating too much candy, ya oinker." I have to say it to myself pretty often this time of year.

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  34. Yeah, I wanted to be Thora Birch. I might have even married a red head in hopes of growing my own little Thora Birch.

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  35. In first grade, I got sent to the principal's office for asking a girl if she was a virgin. Thanks a lot, Hocus Pocus.

    <3 The Daily Dani

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  36. I love this movie! Definitely changed my child hood :D
    Hope you have an amazing weekend ♥

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  37. Too early in the season? No way! It isn't THE season until you've watched Hocus Pocus! As a 90's child, watching this movie ever single year is tradition :)

    - Inthefontofa.com

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