Top 9 Hocus Pocus Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Hocus Pocus facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Hocus Pocus film message.

Kathy Najimy (Mary Sanderson) is continually talking about being able to smell children throughout the movie. Towards the end of Halloween night she gets caught smelling Ice's shoes and says, "Sorry, wrong child." Ice stole Max's shoes at the beginning of the movie.

Max can be seen doodling a Grateful Dead logo along with a rainbow and a marijuana leaf. Happy Halloween!
Max can be seen doodling a Grateful Dead logo along with a rainbow and a marijuana leaf. Happy Halloween!

Hocus Pocus Trivia

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  1. The fountain in the background of one of the scenes is the same fountain from the Friends opener.

Hocus Pocus Hidden Details

Mary (the witch with the ability to track people by smell), attempts to find Max but is led to Jay because of the scent on his shoes. Jay actually stole the shoes he was wearing from Max earlier in the movie.

Dani eats a chocolate pop that looks like Winifred Sanderson

Thackery Binx could not speak when he is turned into a cat until the Black Flame Candle is lit.

While the Sanderson Sisters are in the house of "the Devil," their broomsticks are stolen by trick-or-treaters dressed as the Sanderson Sisters.

1 - In the spirit of Halloween: in Hocus Pocus (1993), the fountain the kids dance in front after they burn the witches is the same fountain from the opening of Friends.
In the spirit of Halloween: in Hocus Pocus (1993), the fountain the kids dance in front after they burn the witches is the same fountain from the opening of Friends.
Hocus Pocus poster
Hocus Pocus poster

Hocus Pocus Plot

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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Hocus Pocus. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Kenny Ortega
Stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz
IMDB score 6.9