If you don't watch Hocus Pocus religiously every Halloween, do you even like Halloween at all? The answer is no, you hate Halloween. Sorry that you hate one of the best holidays and best movies out there. Here's some fun facts for those of you that actually like having fun.
Before you roll your eyes at the silliness of this fact, LISTEN UP. Throughout the movie, our favorite bad witches talk about cooking children with margarine a lot. But wait a second — margarine wasn't invented until the late 1800s. Margarine wouldn't have even been an option! What in the good name of Salem were the sisters actually using? No one will ever know!
2. Did Mary Sanderson Invent The Vacuum? Um, Sure...
There's a scene in the film in which all the sisters are looking for brooms to fly, but Winifred takes the only actual broom, Sarah flies away on a mop, leaving Mary with...a vacuum? But how would she even know how to use a vacuum? She wouldn't. The vacuum wasn't invented (in its very early stages) until the 1860s. What I'm saying is, Mary Sanderson invented the vacuum and this is 100 percent fact. You're welcome. These sisters were really way ahead of their time when it came to inventions.
Apparently in the movie, there's a full moon on Halloween. Let's be honest: That didn't happen. There actually hasn't been a full moon that happened on Halloween since 1974, and the next one won't happen until 2020. The directors of the film just figured a full moon on Halloween would feel more eerie and festive. And they were right! Everyone knows that a full moon means werewolves and creepy things were happening. It's possible that the directors were the first ones to realize this in the entire world, however, and for that we give them props.
This is one of my favorite little tidbits in the film. When the Sanderson sisters stop by a house to "trick-or-treat," they're greeted by a man dressed as Satan and his wife. SPOILER ALERT: That's rom-com legend Garry Marshall, and his sister, Penny Marshall. Playing husband and wife. Love them forever.
According to the film, the Sanderson sisters were hanged on October 3, 1693. However, the Salem witch trials ended in 1692. Very, very curious...what does this mean? Are the witch trials alive and well? Perhaps we will never know.
In the film, Thackery Binx is turned into a black cat who can talk, but the actor who played the human version of Thackery didn't voice the cat. LAME AS HELL. Sean Murray is adorable and a great actor! Okay, to be fair so is Jason Marsden, who actually voiced Binx, but still...
Now that you're enlightened on the fact that this is indeed on of the greatest movies ever, we know you're going to go watch Hocus Pocus again. No need to wait for Halloween! Halloween can be every day if it's in our hearts.