I first saw Hocus Pocus as a fourteen-year-old boy when it came out in 1993, and I was unimpressed by every aspect of it except for Sarah Jessica Parker’s witch cleavage. But I know the movie has since then somehow attained cult classic status, and was even shown at the Alamo on Halloween. So what did I miss back then, when teenage me was busy stating at SJP’s “yobbos,” as this Disney movie refers to them? Is Hocus Pocus really equivalent to the stop motion Rudolph movie? I wanted to find out, so this time I went in open minded, looking for the hidden gems that have elevated this movie to stand alongside the Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Nightmare Before Christmas.
I still have no idea where those gems are. Maybe providing padding to the yobbos?