Hocus Pocus

Trivia: The husband that The Sanderson Sisters mistake for their master (the devil) and his wife are actually brother and sister in real life. Gary and Penny Marshall are also both Hollywood directors, and both primarily direct comedies.

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Trivia: The moths that fly out of Billy's mouth after he cuts the thread are real, the actor held them in there for the effect.

Trivia: Look closely, just after zombie Billy tries to grab the kids at the town hall party, you'll see someone dressed in a Billy Butcherson costume just behind Max.

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

Trivia: Sarah Jessica Parker had an ancestor who was accused of witchcraft.

Trivia: When Binx and Max are talking in the park after they think the witches burned in the kiln, a house in the background is where American Beauty was filmed; Thora Birch (Dani) was also in that movie.

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: Oh, look. Another glorious morning. Makes me sick!

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Question: If the witches were being hung outside the house when Winifred's book showed her how to cast the life spell, where did the black flame candle and its instructions come from?

Answer: They were set up, beforehand, just in case. Winnifred knew about the spell, but she didn't memorize the incantation. So she needed the book to see how to cast it.

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If you pause the movie, you will see that the book opened up to the Black Flame Candle spell.

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