12 reasons why Hocus Pocus is the best movie EVER 4 years ago

12 reasons why Hocus Pocus is the best movie EVER

This week, it was exactly 23 years since Hocus Pocus was released.

We’ll let you take a moment to digest that.

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Twenty-three years.

Yes.

Moving swiftly on, there’s a number of reasons why it is still a firm favourite in households across Ireland in the lead-up to Halloween, and here’s why…

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Bette Midler

Bette is at her best, in our opinion, in this movie. She absolutely rocks the role of Winifred Sanderson and terrifies and delights us at the same time.

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Something different…

Every time you watch Hocus Pocus you discover another joke you missed, or another laugh out loud moment that your eight-year-old self might have missed out on.

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It’s SJP’s best role

Yes, yes, we loved her as Carrie in Sex and the City, and the whole ‘will they/won’t they?’ storyline around Carrie and Big, but really, our favourite Sarah Jessica Parker role is in Hocus Pocus. Amazing.

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The terrifying zombies

Hocus Pocus made zombies cool.

Also, we felt pretty sorry for Billy the Zombie for some weird reason.

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It taught us all something special…

And that was that we all should run amuck on Halloween.

Even though it scared you…

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And more than likely, made you laugh, it also made you cry. A rollercoaster of emotions.

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The not so secret crush…

We all had on Thackery Binks. Admit it.

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It was educational…

We all got a crash course on what a ‘virgin’ was. And were terrified of ever lighting a candle.

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The only thing we wanted...

Was Max’s deadly bedroom. We don’t think he appreciated it enough.

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And relax…

Or if you’re seriously stressed, do what Mary does, and form a ‘calming circle’.

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I'll put a spell on you...

They put a spell on all of us. And we were only delighted.

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Binx...

Nooooooo! Not Binx!

binks says bye