Hocus Pocus

I have been a little bit stressed over the last few days with some stuff going on in my life so I decided to take the afternoon off and watch Hocus Pocus. For those of you who may not be familiar with this movie, Hocus Pocus is a Halloween classic about some witches. I won’t say too much about it since I don’t want to ruin the movie for those of you who haven’t seen it yet.

I’m a big fan of Bette Midler and this is one of my favourite Halloween movies. I usually go for something more horror with lots of blood and murder but this year I decided to watch this one since I loved it so much when I was younger and remember watching it with my family.

Watching this movie reminded me how much I love Halloween movies and horror movies in general. I wanted to ask if you guys have any recommendations. What are your favourite Halloween/scary movies? What movies would you recommend? Nothing with ghosts please 😂👻


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38 thoughts on “Hocus Pocus

  1. Any movie can be a nice distraction from disharmonious events we have little if any control over. Entertainment serves to reward ourselves as well as remind us life is far more than unsolved problems or aggravations. I’ve lost the flavor for scary movies and now prefer psychosocial thrillers to challenge my keen intellect, like Fractured or Girl on the train or better yet, Shutter Island.

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  2. I like Hocus Pocus. I don’t know how many times I have watched it over the years. I found a DVD set of scary movies called Horror Box. It has so many scary movies. Jeepers Creepers one and two are good movies. All of the Chucky movies, Jason horror movies, All of the Freddy Kruger movies. That’s all I have for now, but should I think, or come across any more, I will list them. Stay safe.

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  3. I vaguely remember this movie. I guess I’ll have to give it a watch again.
    I know you said no ghosts, but I highly recommend that you watch The Haunting Of Hill House. It’s a brilliant show consisting of 10 episodes. Personally, I think it’s the best show/ movie ever created in the horror genre.

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  4. I’m not into horror movies but there are a couple that I like:

    Dracula starring Bela Lugosi is a good film, especially with the soundtrack by Phillip Glass.

    “Spanish Dracula” is also good. Funny enough, the cast for the above mentioned English version would work during the day, then the Hispanic cast would use the same sets and costumes when working at night. The plot is the same, but there are certain tweaks that make it . . . dare I say . . .sexy?

    Nosferatu is an interesting take on the Dracula mythos. While Dracula is usually depicted as a suave Eastern European. This version had him look like a monster.

    The Shining starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. This movie is creepy on too many levels.

    Alien starring Sigourney Weaver. It’s considered a sci-fi classic but it is best described as a haunted house in space. Weaver plays this space crew member pitted against an alien. She is bad-ass in that movie.

    Event Horizon. Used to watch this as a kid. It’s a really scary movie about a cursed space ship that causes everyone to see their own dark shadow.

    House on Haunted Hill starring the legendary Vincent Price about people staying in a haunted mansion to win money and getting killed in mysterious ways. Also Rifftrax made a funny commentary on it. Both should be free and online.

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  5. A biiig coincidence! I watched one today, a horror-murder mystery hybrid film, looks like it’ll get a part 2, but it’s an Indian language (Malayalam) film. It sure was interesting and I liked it, but I don’t know if I would recommend it to everyone.

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  6. I just… urgh! Every time I think of Halloween, I think of Hocus Pocus! I can remember one Halloween, my Mum had two friends called Jennie and Sharon (I was friends with all of their daughters lol) and they dressed up for our Halloween party as the witches. My Dad was Count Dracula from Dracula: Dead And Loving It, a film I now absolutely love as well! My whole family were mad on Halloween in the same way that many people go mad on Christmas. From gory food to fun games with fiendish prizes and our infamous ‘snot pots’ and ‘sick pits for the trick or treaters, we did it all. I’ve even written up a few posts before with some of the things that we used to get up to, which you can find here: https://kinkywithatwist.com/?s=halloween+countdown.

    Now, you just have two weeks to get ready for pure fun and carnage. Happy Halloween!

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  7. I am a big fan of Bette Midler too and watched several movies she played. One is about two women’s friendship which I can’t remember the name. The other is the “First Wife Club”, which is a wonderful book and a wonderful movie too. She is sooooooo wonderful. So loving and so vivacious.

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  8. My favourite Halloween movie and definitely a strong contender for my favourite “comfort movie” of all time ❤ I look forward to October coming round every year just so I can watch this film (although I suppose I could watch it any time of the year, it gives me a tonne of nostalgic feelings from my childhood watching it around now)

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