Hocus Pocus

Factual error: The film is set on Halloween (31st October) 1993. At the start of the film, Max is shown at school on Halloween. However, Halloween 1993 was actually a Sunday.

David Mercier

Factual error: The Sanderson House had been turned into a museum complete with a gift counter. The museum had been closed for years (note the dust and spider webs). The fluid in the lighter Max gets would have evaporated after a few months as Zippos are not airtight like a plastic disposable lighter would be.

Robert Sullinger

Factual error: When the witches follow Mary into the alley after singing I Put A Spell On You, Mary Sanderson said she smelled Scrod, a bottom feeder that would be good with margarine. 300 years prior to that, butter would be the topping of choice as margarine hadn't been invented until the 1800s, when the sisters were dead.

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Suggested correction: She doesn't say margarine. She says marjoram, which is a herb.

The official subtitles on a retail copy of the movie says "margarine."

The mistake is correct. She does say margarine, not marjoram. She even follows this up with "Or oil. Olive oil works", so she's talking about cooking with some sort of fat, not an herb.

Bishop73

Suggested correction: Mary watched 10-30 minutes of television commercials at "The Master's" house earlier in the evening, so she could have learned about it from TV.

Joey221995

I half agree. Even witches can learn anything from TV. But some how they would have put something in the script to say that.

Plot hole: After Max and Allison rescue Dani from the witches, Max is driving his parents' car. Winifred flies up along side of them and asks Max to show her his driver's permit. How would she know about driving permits, since she's been dead for 300 years?

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Suggested correction: She did watch TV in the house of the man dressed as Satan so maybe someone said it on TV.

Suggested correction: There is a lot the movie doesn't show us about who they've passed and what they heard all evening. One example being we don't know everything the bus driver said to them. It's perfectly reasonable they heard somebody make reference to a driver's permit and the movie did not show us this conversation deeming it invalid to the plot.

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Winifred: You know, I've always wanted a child. And now, I think I'll have one...on TOAST!

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Trivia: The 3 little girls who take the witches brooms from the fence by "Satan's" house are dressed as the Sanderson sisters.

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Question: Throughout the film, everyone says that Binx was trying to prevent the candle from being lit, so why at the end does he thank Max for lighting it, and explain to Emily that he had to wait for the candle to be lit?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Binx had accepted his fate of being a cat forever so instead, he decided to stop the candle from being lit. It was only near the end of the film that he saw the death of the witches broke his curse.

THGhost

Answer: He accepted his fate until the end of the movie.

Answer: Binx knew that bringing the Sandersons back to life would be dangerous, so he tried to prevent it. It was only AFTER the group killed the witches that he was thankful since his curse was lifted. He said that to Emily because he waited 300 years for the right person to light the candle and destroy the witches.

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