Halloween Countdown with Molly Weir: Day 6

Oct. 6

There are only 25 days left until Halloween and the excitement is beginning to build. We will build off that with another movie recommendation, because who doesn’t love Halloween movies?

What sums up the Halloween season better than Hocus Pocus? It is the easiest Halloween movie to access because once it is Oct. 1, Freeform will show it at least once a day.

In 1693 in Salem, Massachusetts, Thackery Binx notices that his little sister. Emily, has disappeared. He is searching everywhere until he spots her being lured into the woods by an old woman. They end up at a cottage deep in the woods, which turns out to be the home of the Sanderson sisters: Winifred, May and Sarah. The Sanderson sisters have a secret, they are witches that use their powers for a multitude of reasons, including altering their appearance.

In order to turn back into their younger selves, the witches need to drink the spirit of a child. Thackery tries to stop them from drinking Emily’s spirit, but he is too late and is turned into a cat. The townspeople hang the witches after discovering their secret, and find no sign of Thackery or Emily. But before they are hanged, the witches swear to return and chant a spell to guarantee it.

Three hundred years later, a kid named Max has just moved to Salem and does not quite understand its history yet. With his younger sister Dani and his new friend Allison, they visit the Sanderson sisters’ cottage and light the Black Flame Candle which is said to bring the witches back if lit by a virgin. The spell cast before their death works and the sisters are brought back to life. Now it is up to Max, Allison and Dani to stop the witches once again and save the children of Salem before it is too late. 

Until next time, have a spooky day!

Photo courtesy of iTunes.

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