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WATCH: Everything you didn't know about Hocus Pocus

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Jul 12, 2018

On a Halloween night under a full moon back in 1993, a virgin named Max Dennison lit the Black Flame Candle — and our witch-loving lives were never the same again.

Hocus Pocus celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, but there's probably a lot you didn't know about this little film, so sit back, relax, and let us take thee away into a land of enchantment. (Cue Sarah Jessica Parker singing!)

For example: Hocus Pocus may be set around Halloweentime, but when it was came out back in 1993, Disney decided to release it in July. You have to admit it was kind of a weird decision, which probably explains why the movie premiered to pretty negative reviews. Nobody wants to think about ghosts and goblins after they'd barely calmed down about fireworks and barbecues. Read the room, Disney.

There's plenty more where that came from (like, did you know there was a theme song originally written for the film?), so check out the video below for everything you didn't know about Hocus Pocus.