Category Archives: Hocus Pocus

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Video: Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash | Freeform Full Show 2018 & Ratings Info

Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash


Attracting 1.67 million Total Viewers in the Live + 3 Day ratings, Freeform’s “Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash” (Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, 8:15-10:15 p.m. EDT/PDT) stood as the most-watched telecast so far of the network’s “31 Nights of Halloween” programming event. The two-hour special also ranked as the annual event’s strongest telecast so far this year among Adults 18-49 (751,000/0.58 rating). Leading into the Bash at 6:05 p.m., a “Pop’n Knowledge” edition of “Hocus Pocus” drew 1.32 million viewers. Read More

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Video: AI researchers make SCARY Halloween-themed ‘deepfakes’ video of Donald Trump as Winnifred Anderson

By using 3,000 photos of Donald Trump and working in collaboration with deepfakes expert DeepHomage, they were able to insert the American President into a number of scenes from Young Frankenstein and Hocus Pocus.

This clip shows Trump replacing Bette Midler in 1993’s Hocus Pocus.

“Deepfakes technology is getting better and better at faking the content, but researchers are also coming up with new ways to ‘detect’ fakes. So I don’t think there will ever be a time (at least in [the] near future) where somebody will create a deepfakes video where nobody detects that it is [a] forgery.” Read More

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Fans Have Voted! The Top 10 Witch Stories That Should Become Broadway Musicals

Broadway World
The Fans Have Voted! The Top 10 Witch Stories That Should Become Broadway Musicals
by Broadway.com Staff
Oct 29, 2018

The Fans Have Voted! The Top 10 Witch Stories That Should Become Broadway Musicals

As All Hallows Eve draws near, so too does the 15th Anniversary of WickedOn October 30, the hit musical about the untold story of the witches of Oz will celebrate 15 years on Broadway. To commemorate both witchy occasions, Broadway.com asked fans to rank which witch story they want to see become a Broadway musical. See how your favorite stacked up in the full list here, and check out the top 10 below.

10. American Horror Story: Coven 

9. The Witches Read More

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Hocus Pocus: Movie Magic – The Making Of – Video

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Is Hocus Pocus Even a Good Movie? How It Became an Enduring Cult Classic Anyway

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Is 
Hocus Pocus Even a Good Movie? How It Became an Enduring Cult Classic Anyway
by TIERNEY BRICKER
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Sanderson Sisters and Hocus Pocus
Sanderson Sisters and Hocus Pocus

Thora Birch, a childhood crush and icon to many who grew up in the ’90s, give a lot of credit to good ol’ nostalgia for the decades-spanning durability of Hocus Pocus when E! News spoke to her at the taping of Freeform’s Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash.

“I think we’re in the middle of a lot of ’00s love right now. I think the energy of the film—the performances, the set, it’s all part of a lot of our childhoods,” Birch, who was 10 when the movie was made, theorized. “And hey, it’s kind of a female-oriented and female empowerment type of film. At the same time, at the end of the day, it’s a story about families trying to hold on and adjust and I think Halloween is not going anywhere. There’s a lot to love about Hocus Pocus.”  Read More

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: The Cast of Hocus Pocus on the Today Show (1993) – Video

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Audio: I Put A Spell On You (Soliban’s Eternal Survival Mix) – Hocus Pocus Anniversary – Bette Midler

Bette Midler - Hocus Pocus
I Put A Spell On You (Soliban’s Eternal Survival Mix) – Hocus Pocus Anniversary – Bette Midler
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Hocus Pocus – Amok Amok Amok – Bette Midler

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Monday, October 22, 2018

The “Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Special” Write-Ups And Videos

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Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimi reflect on 
Hocus Pocus 25 years later
MAUREEN LEE LENKER
October 21, 2018

Mister  D: I don’t know what is wrong with me but for a decade I just lost my voice, stopped being irreverant, and just seemed to go through the motions on everything. I’ll try to hold back on here.

This special was so cheesy, only a mouse could have loved it, Or maybe it was just geared to a younger audience which seems more likely. And no, the performance by those 3 girls was not “Iconic” Cute, yes, but Iconic is reserved and will remain the version by Bette Midler. I wish these hacky writers would leave certain words alone that used to mean something special. No, not every female singer and movie star is a diva, If you’re popular on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook, you’re not a diva. So quit watering down the words.
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Friday, October 19, 2018

What makes the Sanderson Sisters so fly? – Video

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