Hocus Pocus – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 121
“Max likes your yabbos.”
Daniel and Corky light a Febreze to clear the air after reviewing Bette Midler in the inexplicably beloved Hocus Pocus. This sloppily written, egregiously unfunny Halloween comedy about three Stooges-esque witches somehow became a beloved holiday tradition.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss circus movie fetishes, powdered wig lechery and inconsistent zap magic.
HOCUS POCUS FACTS AND FIGURES
U.S. theatrical debut: July 16, 1993
Critics scores: 39 on Rotten Tomatoes; 43 on Metacritic
This week’s darer: Allison Kinnear
Allison’s dare: “I watched it for the first time this year and yikes. I know it is a beloved film for many, but since you guys ruined Love Actually for me, I figure you can ruin this streaming turd for others.”
IMDB synopsis: “A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.”
This week’s referenced movies: Newsies; High School Musical movies; Michael Jackson’s This Is It; The Wedding Planner; Company Business; The Princess Switch; The Boondock Saints; The Greatest Show on Earth; Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace; Caddyshack; E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial; Ghost World; American Beauty; Eyes Wide Shut; Barry Lyndon; The Shape of Water; Hellboy; Pan’s Labyrinth; The Wizard of Oz; The Goonies; The Iron Giant; The Big Sleep; Top Gun: Maverick; Spider-Man; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Village of the Damned; Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Dare