7 Bewitching ‘Hocus Pocus’ Facts to Enchant Your Halloween
Oct 6, 2015
So we’re almost a week into October, which means we’ve watched Hocus Pocus like”¦ 7”¦ 8”¦ 9”¦ okay, so we’ve lost count at this point. But that’s not a bad thing now is it?
And what happens whenever obsession kicks in? We learn pretty much anything we can about it. And when we looked up Hocus Pocus, we never expected to learn some of these enchanting facts.
Hocus Pocus was directed by Kenny Ortega, known for bringing some of Disney Channel’smost known original movies to live, including Descendants and High School Musical.
Speaking of Disney Channel Original Movies, Hocus Pocus was supposed to originally be just a DCOM, but some big names at Disney thought it had the potential for a theatrical release.
The moths that Billy Butcherson breathes out are reportedly real moths, according to actorDoug Jones.
Before Omri Katz took on the role of Max, the role was offered to Leonardo DiCaprio. But he turned it down to star in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
While looking up her role, Sarah Jessica Parker discovered that her 10th great-grandmother Esther Elwell was arrested in Salem in the late 1600s for committing “sundry acts of witchcraft.”
Winifred (Kathy Najimy) was originally supposed to be played by Rosie O’Donnell.
While nothing has ever been confirmed, director Kenny Ortega has said that the Sanderson sisters deserve a Hocus Pocus sequel. Hey, we can dream, right?
What other fun facts do you know about Hocus Pocus? One thing we know is it’s going to be our most watched movie this month. It’s basically tradition, and we love ABC Family for playing it pretty much whenever they can!