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Living In: Hocus Pocus

by Garrett Fleming

BINX Watching Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as three kindly, old spinster ladies who spend quiet evenings at home “SUCKING THE LIVES OUT OF LITTLE CHILDREN!”? That’s a no-brainer. Kenny Ortega’s cult classic Hocus Pocus still makes me laugh 21 years after it hit theatres. Quotes from the film have carved out a place in the cultural lexicon and you’re hard-pressed to find a Halloween dance sans Bette’s rendition of “I Put a Spell on You.” All this affinity, however, was hard to come by when the film opened in 1993. It was panned by critics and considered a flop. What wasn’t to love?!? Sass for days, sweeps of storybook fall foliage, a flipbook of 90s style, and Halloween kitsch all left us wanting to be right there in Salem going on Max, Danny and Allison’s misadventures. Recently, rumors of a sequel by Tina Fey hit the Internet but have yet to be confirmed. Until that dream comes true, take a look at how you can let your wardrobe and home show some love for the Halloween classic.


1. Victorian Sofa | 2. Purple Velvet Pillow | 3. Pink Velvet Pillow | 4. Eye Art Print | 5. Black Magic Candle | 6. Black Cat Bookends | 7. Oxblood Lipstick

See all the links and more product picks after the jump!




1. Candle Chandelier  | 2. Cast Iron Pot | 3. Cage Light | 4. Vintage School Book | 5. Vintage Salt Tin | 6. Flannel Baseball Cap | 7. Fish Bedding





1. Tie-dye tapestry | 2. Hooded Wool Cape | 3. Blackwatch Plaid Pants | 4. Tweed Bomber Jacket | 5. Vintage Illuminated Globe

Film: Hocus Pocus

Year: 1993

Director: Kenny Ortega

Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Vinessa Shaw, Thora Birch

Art Director: Nancy Patton

Set Decoration: Rosemary Brandenburg

Costume Design: Mary E. Vogt

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