Most iconic '90s Halloween movie: 'Hocus Pocus' or 'Halloweentown'? | The Tylt
If you haven’t already started binging on Halloween movies, now is the time to start! While there are many Halloween classics to choose from, no two movies embody the Fall spirit more than "Hocus Pocus" and "Halloweentown." These ‘90s cult classics have witches, storybook towns, talking black cats, friendly skeletons. These films feature top-notch actresses like Debbie Reynolds, Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler. Both movies are must-watches, but which is more iconic?
Most iconic '90s Halloween movie: 'Hocus Pocus' or 'Halloweentown'?
Below is the synopsis of “Hocus Pocus,” per IMDB:
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.
I Put a Spell on You! Once the leaves start to turn and the pumpkin spice candles come out, you can safely assume "Hocus Pocus" is on television. Although not originally a hit, the 1993 film set in Salem, Mass. has become a cult phenomenon through television reruns and fan loyalty. This fact is underscored by the difference between the film’s Rotten Tomatoes’ critics and audience ratings (30 percent vs. 70 percent). Despite the slow rise to cultdom, the film’s three sister witches and talking black cat Thackery Binx have become a Fall staple for millennials.
Below is the synopsis of “Halloweentown,” per IMDB:
“After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.”
A much-loved Disney Channel Original Movie, "Halloweentown" brings together all the best supernatural characters—witches, skeletons, vampires and ghouls—for an adventure into a magical town where Halloween is always alive. The 1998 film is rated at #9 on Complex Magazine's "25 best Disney Original Movies" list. Every October, the small Oregon town where the movie was filmed hosts a “Spirit of Halloweentown” festival, so fans can relive the film experience and interact with the actors.
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Nothing says October like a Halloweentown movie marathon 🎃— Kelsey Knack (@KelseyKnack) October 12, 2017