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“Hocus Pocus” Podcast Movie Review

Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus (1993)

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.


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: NewsiesHigh School Musical movies; Michael Jackson’s This Is ItThe Wedding PlannerCompany BusinessThe Princess SwitchThe Boondock SaintsThe Greatest Show on EarthStar Wars: Episode I – The Phantom MenaceCaddyshackE.T. – The Extra-TerrestrialGhost WorldAmerican BeautyEyes Wide ShutBarry LyndonThe Shape of WaterHellboyPan’s LabyrinthThe Wizard of OzThe GooniesThe Iron GiantThe Big SleepTop Gun: MaverickSpider-ManOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestVillage of the DamnedTwin Peaks: Fire Walk with MeThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonThey Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Dare


Theatrical trailer for Hocus Pocus

“I Put a Spell on You”

Max vs. Jay & Ice

“Come Little Children”

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