Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Movie : Hocus Pocus

Last night, after catching up on the dozen or more Modern Family episodes we are behind on (we just needed to laugh), Hubs and I stumbled across one of my favorite Halloween movies EVER.  Hocus Pocus.
Hubs loves horror movies.  He likes them bloody and scary.  Me on the other hand, I'm not really into all the gore and blood.  Its not that I'm scared, I'm just really grossed out.  I love a good psychologically scary movie, like most of the old ones, or just a good old fashioned fun "scary" movie (like Hocus Pocus).
Hocus Pocus is about three witches from back in the day, who are summoned back to Salem on Halloween night by a bit of magic.  Max lights a candle in a museum that is said to bring back the witches under certain conditions (if it's halloween night, if it's lit by a virgin....).  He thinks it's just "Hocus Pocus".  Sidenote: Did I ever tell you how much I love it when they put the title of a movie in the actual movie?  Then there is no know exactly why they named it that.  The three witches are Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker.  This is pre-Carrie for Sarah Jessica I believe. 
Hubs and I were surprised to learn that the movie was from 1993.  Thora Birch, who plays the little girl that the witches are trying to eat, tells them that the year is 1993 at one point.  Both Hubs and I remember when this movie was NEW.  It's a little shocking when you realize that a movie was made in the same year that your 17 year old sister was born.   We had a rough moment of feeling really old together. 
We didn't finish the movie, we were way too tired, and Hubs was distracted with his law firm.  But, just seeing it for a few minutes reminded me how much I love Disney movies, and why I'm so happy that they still show them on fox family :)


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