Rick and Morty Non-Canonical Adventures

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a series of more non-canonical stop-motion animated adventures of Rick and Morty, this time inspired by some of your favorite horror movies. Plus, Kelly Clarkson does an outstanding rendition of “I Put a Spell on You” in outstanding Hocus Pocus fashion, and get goofy and creepy at the same time with the IT: Chapter 2 Weird Trailer. Read More »

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ is Being Summoned at Disney+

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It turns out that all that talk about a Hocus Pocus sequel wasn’t a bunch of — well, you know. Disney+ is developing a Hocus Pocus 2 movie with Workaholics writer and co-producer Jen D’Angelo set to pen the script. The original cast hasn’t been confirmed to return, but D’Angelo has reportedly been tasked with bringing back the bewitching trio played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.

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The leaves are turning and a brisk chill is in the air, which means only one thing: Halloween is right around the corner. The season of spooky movies and teeth-rotting candy is coming, and Freeform is prepared with one of its signature all-month marathons. The marathon-obsessed TV network released its Freeform 31 Nights of Halloween schedule, which featured, among other things, Hocus Pocus, Hocus Pocus, and a lot of Hocus Pocus.

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scott c halloween prints

It’s spooky season, which means it’s the perfect time for artist Scott C. to debut his new Halloween-themed Great Showdown prints. These Scott C, Halloween prints — which go on sale for only 24 hours today — may be a little too cute to give you nightmares, but you may get a chill from seeing some of your favorite horror movies drawn in the artist’s distinct, whimsical style.

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Hocus Pocus Blu-ray

There’s been plenty of celebration regarding the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, but another beloved movie from 1993 is also worthy of honor, especially with Halloween around the corner.

Hocus Pocus is one of Disney’s cult favorites with children of the ’90s especially holding the movie close to their heart. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy play the witch trio known as the Sanderson Sisters who are trying to achieve immortality in Salem, Oregon, but they need a certain spellbook in order to complete the incantation, and three kids and a talking cat have run off with it.

In honor of the film’s 25th anniversary, a new Hocus Pocus Blu-ray is being released, and a trio of Funko POP Vinyl figures are on the way too. Find out more below. Read More »

Hocus Pocus Retrospective

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, director Rawson Marshall Thurber breaks down a sequence from Skyscraper that isn’t the cornerstone crane jump. Plus, check out a retrospective on Disney’s beloved supernatural comedy Hocus Pocus, and dance your way through nearly 300 movies in an energizing supercut of dance scenes from the big screen. Read More »

hocus pocus book

Maybe magic exists after all. A feature film sequel to Disney’s beloved 1993 fantasy-comedy is all but dead, but the highly-demanded Hocus Pocus sequel will get resurrected in literary form.

An all-new Hocus Pocus book, to be released on the film’s 25th anniversary, will feature a retelling of the classic Halloween movie as well as a sequel that takes place decades later with a new generation of Salem teens, inlcuding Max and Allison’s 17-year-old daughter, Poppy.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • John Carpenter confirms the new Halloween will ignore other sequels
  • Kristen Davis wants Sex and the City 3
  • Bad Moms 3? Sure, why not
  • Creed 2 release date confirmed
  • Fantastic Beasts 2 teases a book launch
  • Better Midler is not having this Hocus Pocus remake crap
  • George Romero‘s son is making a Night of the Living Dead prequel

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/Answers: Your Favorite Movie to Watch on Halloween

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. With this week’s edition arriving on October 31, today we’re asking “What is your favorite movie to watch on Halloween?” Read More »

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(Welcome to Nostalgia Bomb, a series where we take a look back on beloved childhood favorites and discern whether or not they’re actually any good. In this edition: Kenny Ortega’s beloved-by-a-generation Hocus Pocus.)

Hocus Pocus has existed since the dawn of time…or at least that is how I feel. I was only two years old when it came out in 1993 and I have been watching it since then. I cannot recall my first viewing of it, or my second, or my tenth. I was simply too young. Sure, I love plenty of movies that are much older than I am, but for most of those films I was a fully conscious child viewing them. There was a me before the movie. However, like Labyrinth and The Princess Bride, Hocus Pocus is a tale as old as time. There isn’t really a Vanessa BHP (Before Hocus Pocus) only a Hocus Pocus BV (Before Vanessa). I have been watching it since before I knew I was watching it. It was as much a constant in my life as my own parents.

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