25 reasons you need to watch Disney's 'Hocus Pocus' this Halloween

By Nicole Moraleda

As the beloved Halloween cult classic celebrates its 25th anniversary, let's remember all the things that made this movie so great

By Nicole Moraleda |

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1. Because the 1993 Disney film is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year!


2. Because every great movie starts with a storybook opening

3. Because it is set in one of the witchiest places in the world

4. To see Hollywood legends Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in their prime

5. To see if Book is as creepy as you remember it. It is.

5. To revel in Bette Midler's sass

6. To swoon over Thackery Binx and his perfect hair


7. To sigh over Alison in her ravishing ball gown

8. Because you can always do with more great Halloween costume inspo


9. Because it’ll make you laugh …

10. ... it’ll make you cry …

11. ... and it’ll make you jump!

12. But also because it’ll teach you how to handle all those emotions

13. To learn a bit about the history of Halloween

14. To learn the death stare from the master

15. For that moment in the film when one of the characters says the movie title in the movie

16. To listen to Dani roast everyone with her quippy one-liners

17. Because Dani and Max's relationship is siblings goals

18. For Bette Midler's spellbinding rendition of I Put a Spell on You

19. And for this tear-jerker of a scene

20. To meet the sweetest zombie in cinematic history


21. To watch Mary fly a vacuum cleaner

22. Because Binx as a talking cat is all the reason you need


23. To be reminded that bullies get what they deserve


24. For the explosive ending

25. To prepare for the rumoured remake


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