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(Thrillist)   Do you like 'Hocus-Pocus'? I mean REALLY like 'Hocus Pocus'?   (thrillist.com) divider line
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2022-09-29 12:40:59 PM  
Kinda. It's a catchy tune.

Focus - Hocus Pocus
Youtube MV0F_XiR48Q
 
2022-09-29 12:41:25 PM  
Focus - Hocus Pocus Live '73
Youtube g4ouPGGLI6Q


I LOVE Hocus Pocus!

*reads TFA*

....oh. right.
 
2022-09-29 12:49:53 PM  
A funny Vonnegut novel, from what I recall...
 
2022-09-29 1:46:05 PM  
Are we talking about silicone sex dolls here?
 
2022-09-29 1:51:09 PM  

bingethinker: Kinda. It's a catchy tune.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/MV0F_XiR48Q]


What's not to love about manic yodeling, right?
 
2022-09-29 1:56:22 PM  
I'll just point out most of the accusations happened in Salem Village, now Danvers, as well as Andover and Topsfield. Salem was just where the trials occurred.
 
2022-09-29 2:01:18 PM  
 
2022-09-29 2:01:52 PM  
You just know that some nostalgic millennial is going to turn it into a party house for a night and run AMOK AMOK AMOK AMOK AMOK
 
2022-09-29 2:22:38 PM  
Focus Shreds (Hocus Pocus)
Youtube Q_N9U_e0hUk
 
2022-09-29 2:29:40 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Are we talking about silicone sex dolls here?


when are we not?
 
2022-09-29 2:31:07 PM  
Not quite the same band after Akkerman left
 
2022-09-29 2:31:16 PM  
It's very overrated. Something that seems like it was good 30 years after you saw it, but then you watch it again and can't remember why you liked it.
 
2022-09-29 2:33:47 PM  
Hey, did anyone post that Focus video yet?
 
2022-09-29 2:37:27 PM  

Heamer: You just know that some nostalgic millennial is going to turn it into a party house for a night and run AMOK AMOK AMOK AMOK AMOK


666 - Amokk HQ
Youtube usoY4CdVFoY
 
2022-09-29 2:46:55 PM  
UNHhhh - Trixie and Katya React to Hocus Pocus 2 Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NnBs6N__u4
 
2022-09-29 2:50:08 PM  
Nocus.

/jokus
 
2022-09-29 2:53:08 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: I'll just point out most of the accusations happened in Salem Village, now Danvers, as well as Andover and Topsfield. Salem was just where the trials occurred.


Makes sense. It's not like we call them the Salem Witch Accusations.
 
2022-09-29 3:10:01 PM  
And why not? While I wouldn't care for the Hocus Pocus home.
I'd love a stay at the Musters or Adams Family house.
Plenty of places like these....especially for sports fans, ghost fans, English/Irish castle fans....but also almost anything you like, unless you really don't like people and prefer to hang around on the internet and complain about things.
 
2022-09-29 3:14:34 PM  
Insane Clown Posse - Hokus Pokus
Youtube 8hyMG3b05u0
 
2022-09-29 3:45:39 PM  
No.
 
2022-09-29 4:01:25 PM  
Whether you like Hocus Pocus is almost unimportant. The better question is are you okay with Halloween decor and would you like a night's stay in a very well-kept cottage for just $31?
 
2022-09-29 4:05:47 PM  
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Kinda like.
 
2022-09-29 4:06:00 PM  
I think everyone has a black hole of culture where they were not participants, because they were either too old to be the demographic, or not old enough to the be the parent of said demographic.

Apparently this Hocus Pocus left a mark on a lot of people... I never saw it... Never saw Sandlot either which came out the same year, 1993.   I graduated high school in '93.  Definitely saw Jurassic Park that summer, but those other 2, simply not on my radar of caring.
 
2022-09-29 4:14:24 PM  

T.rex: I think everyone has a black hole of culture where they were not participants, because they were either too old to be the demographic, or not old enough to the be the parent of said demographic.

Apparently this Hocus Pocus left a mark on a lot of people... I never saw it... Never saw Sandlot either which came out the same year, 1993.   I graduated high school in '93.  Definitely saw Jurassic Park that summer, but those other 2, simply not on my radar of caring.


As I understand it, Hocus Pocus wasn't a hit when it first came out. It became a favorite for 90s kids who grew up watching it every October as part of the Disney Channel's Halloween programming. And let's be fair, the movie is pretty damn great compared to Mr. Boogedy and Tower of Terror.
 
2022-09-29 4:26:23 PM  
EdgeRunner:
As I understand it, Hocus Pocus wasn't a hit when it first came out. It became a favorite for 90s kids who grew up watching it every October as part of the Disney Channel's Halloween programming. And let's be fair, the movie is pretty damn great compared to Mr. Boogedy and Tower of Terror.

That makes sense..   The fervor does seem to be exaggerated compared to the actual product.     Sorta like A Christmas Story becoming a national pastime because TBS started running it non-stop on loop.
 
2022-09-29 4:35:14 PM  

EdgeRunner: T.rex: I think everyone has a black hole of culture where they were not participants, because they were either too old to be the demographic, or not old enough to the be the parent of said demographic.

Apparently this Hocus Pocus left a mark on a lot of people... I never saw it... Never saw Sandlot either which came out the same year, 1993.   I graduated high school in '93.  Definitely saw Jurassic Park that summer, but those other 2, simply not on my radar of caring.

As I understand it, Hocus Pocus wasn't a hit when it first came out. It became a favorite for 90s kids who grew up watching it every October as part of the Disney Channel's Halloween programming. And let's be fair, the movie is pretty damn great compared to Mr. Boogedy and Tower of Terror.


I was 7 in 1993, and absolutely fell into the target demographic of both Hocus Pocus and Sandlot. I have more nostalgia for Sandlot than Hocus Pocus, but I recall watching both fondly as a kid.
 
2022-09-29 4:56:25 PM  

EdgeRunner: T.rex: I think everyone has a black hole of culture where they were not participants, because they were either too old to be the demographic, or not old enough to the be the parent of said demographic.

Apparently this Hocus Pocus left a mark on a lot of people... I never saw it... Never saw Sandlot either which came out the same year, 1993.   I graduated high school in '93.  Definitely saw Jurassic Park that summer, but those other 2, simply not on my radar of caring.

As I understand it, Hocus Pocus wasn't a hit when it first came out. It became a favorite for 90s kids who grew up watching it every October as part of the Disney Channel's Halloween programming. And let's be fair, the movie is pretty damn great compared to Mr. Boogedy and Tower of Terror.


It's no "David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special." That's for sure.
 
2022-09-29 4:59:44 PM  

T.rex: EdgeRunner:
As I understand it, Hocus Pocus wasn't a hit when it first came out. It became a favorite for 90s kids who grew up watching it every October as part of the Disney Channel's Halloween programming. And let's be fair, the movie is pretty damn great compared to Mr. Boogedy and Tower of Terror.

That makes sense..   The fervor does seem to be exaggerated compared to the actual product.     Sorta like A Christmas Story becoming a national pastime because TBS started running it non-stop on loop.


I didn't get it either until it was explained to me by a friend who was a faithful viewer of Disney's annual Halloween marathons (I wasn't interested in family friendly horror-lite movies as a kid, so Disney's selections were never on my radar). Hocus Pocus is also much more popular with women, not just because the majority of main characters are women, but because the kid who got turned into the cat was an early crush for a lot of girls.

Plus it just plays better at home. Hocus Pocus plays like a toned down imitation of a Tim Burton movie that's also channeling the sensibilities of a very special episode of Full House. As a made-for-TV movie, it's a big cut above the average, but it doesn't have the scope or ambition to really work as a major theatrical release. It lands somewhere in Ernest Scared Stupid and The Monster Squad territory IMHO.
 
2022-09-29 5:18:21 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: EdgeRunner: T.rex: I think everyone has a black hole of culture where they were not participants, because they were either too old to be the demographic, or not old enough to the be the parent of said demographic.

Apparently this Hocus Pocus left a mark on a lot of people... I never saw it... Never saw Sandlot either which came out the same year, 1993.   I graduated high school in '93.  Definitely saw Jurassic Park that summer, but those other 2, simply not on my radar of caring.

As I understand it, Hocus Pocus wasn't a hit when it first came out. It became a favorite for 90s kids who grew up watching it every October as part of the Disney Channel's Halloween programming. And let's be fair, the movie is pretty damn great compared to Mr. Boogedy and Tower of Terror.

It's no "David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special." That's for sure.


Got a thing for Scary Godmother myself.

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/I know what I said, dammit
 
2022-09-29 5:46:33 PM  

EdgeRunner: T.rex: I think everyone has a black hole of culture where they were not participants, because they were either too old to be the demographic, or not old enough to the be the parent of said demographic.

Apparently this Hocus Pocus left a mark on a lot of people... I never saw it... Never saw Sandlot either which came out the same year, 1993.   I graduated high school in '93.  Definitely saw Jurassic Park that summer, but those other 2, simply not on my radar of caring.

As I understand it, Hocus Pocus wasn't a hit when it first came out. It became a favorite for 90s kids who grew up watching it every October as part of the Disney Channel's Halloween programming. And let's be fair, the movie is pretty damn great compared to Mr. Boogedy and Tower of Terror.


As someone who has seen it a few times, it is indeed a crappy movie, but it's a very well cast, very quotable crappy movie with a catchy production number in the middle.  It kinda got as popular as it did because there really weren't a lot of kid friendly Halloween movies until the Nightmare before Christmas got made.  And you can only watch that so many times.

//Actually saw Hocus-Pocus first run in 1993 as a kid.  Part of the reason it bombed was that it came out in July and not in Fall for some stupid reason.
 
2022-09-29 6:19:17 PM  
Focus was either way ahead of their time or completely out of the timeline.   They were amazing and had exactly one hit, and a novelty hit at that.   It's like they descended from the heavens for a brief moment.
 
2022-09-29 7:17:15 PM  

EdgeRunner: [...]

As I understand it, Hocus Pocus wasn't a hit when it first came out. It became a favorite for 90s kids who grew up watching it every October as part of the Disney Channel's Halloween programming. And let's be fair, the movie is pretty damn great compared to Mr. Boogedy and Tower of Terror.


They played it on KHJ in Los Angeles in the early 70s. It was on one of the "top 40" leaflets I used to collect.

KHJ was kind of awesome. They played rock, soul and country right along side each other. My dad hated it.
 
2022-09-29 7:19:13 PM  
Oh wait, you guys are talking about a movie?

/Yo di doe doe yo di doe doe yo di doe doe yo di doe doe yo di doe doe yo di doe doe, oh oh!
 
2022-09-29 7:42:27 PM  
Here's why I LOVE Hocus Pocus.

The only explanation I hadn't heard of it until 6 years ago is that we routinely swap dimensions to ones which are nearly identical but never exact.

I was 18 when it came out and my girlfriend worked at a movie theater. On weekend nights when she was off we got high and watched movies.

I truly believed I had seen every theatrical release in 1993. Yes, including Boxing Helena.Yes, I remember the garbage plot to Sliver.

Then twenty years later I hear about some awesome hokey movie. And it is such an awesome and dirty movie.
 
2022-09-30 7:24:49 AM  
I tripped out when I realized Agent McGee from NCIS was in that movie.
 
2022-09-30 9:11:32 AM  

kermit the forg: EdgeRunner: T.rex: I think everyone has a black hole of culture where they were not participants, because they were either too old to be the demographic, or not old enough to the be the parent of said demographic.

Apparently this Hocus Pocus left a mark on a lot of people... I never saw it... Never saw Sandlot either which came out the same year, 1993.   I graduated high school in '93.  Definitely saw Jurassic Park that summer, but those other 2, simply not on my radar of caring.

As I understand it, Hocus Pocus wasn't a hit when it first came out. It became a favorite for 90s kids who grew up watching it every October as part of the Disney Channel's Halloween programming. And let's be fair, the movie is pretty damn great compared to Mr. Boogedy and Tower of Terror.

As someone who has seen it a few times, it is indeed a crappy movie, but it's a very well cast, very quotable crappy movie with a catchy production number in the middle.  It kinda got as popular as it did because there really weren't a lot of kid friendly Halloween movies until the Nightmare before Christmas got made.  And you can only watch that so many times.

//Actually saw Hocus-Pocus first run in 1993 as a kid.  Part of the reason it bombed was that it came out in July and not in Fall for some stupid reason.


I always find it weird that Hollywood finds ways to not run Christmas movies during the holidays and Halloween type movies during halloweeen
 
2022-09-30 10:33:04 AM  
As a small-town movie theater operator, Disney can kiss my ass. This movie would have brought a lot of people to the theater, and they're streaming it.
 
2022-09-30 4:07:43 PM  

Iowan73: As a small-town movie theater operator, Disney can kiss my ass. This movie would have brought a lot of people to the theater, and they're streaming it.


I'm surprised they didn't go the limited release plus streaming route. Even the Spirit Halloween movie is getting shown in a handful of theaters before its VOD release.
 
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