13 Days of Horror: Five Fun and Freaky Facts About “Hocus Pocus”
With Halloween right around the corner, we’re counting down the days by posting five fun facts about our favorite fright (or holiday-themed) flicks.
Oct 26, 2012
Today’s featured film is “Hocus Pocus” (1993).
1. Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Sarah, is actually singing â€œCome Little Childrenâ€ in the movie!
4. Sarah Jessica Parker researched her family history and was shocked to discover that her 10th great-grandmother, Esther Elwell, was arrested in Salem in the late 1600s for committing “sundry acts of witchcraft” to choke a neighbor to death. Esther’s case never went to court as the warrant for her arrest was issued after the Salem Witch Trials ended.
5. In 2008, Bette Midler said on the BBC show “Breakfast” this was her favorite film out of all the films sheâ€™s done.