Hocus Pocus (1993 film)

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Hocus Pocus is a 1993 film about three witch sisters who are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night after three centuries, 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. It was produced by Walt Disney Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

Directed by Kenny Ortega. Written by Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris.
It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!  (taglines)

Winifred Sanderson[edit]

  • Look at that. Another glorious morning...it makes me sick!
  • You know, I've always wanted a child. And now I think I'll have one... ON TOAST!!!!!
  • Well... younger. But it's a start!
  • [to Dani] Come out, my dear. We will not harm thee.
  • [when Max lights up the lighter before he puts it on one of the water sprinklers, which causes them to spray out on the Sanderson Sisters] He makes fire in his hand.
  • My ungodly book speaks to you. On All Hallow's Eve, when the moon is round, a virgin will summon us from under the ground. Oh oh! We shall be back, and the lives of all the children of Salem will be mine!
  • Come! We fly!
  • Thank you, Max... for that marvelous introduction.
  • Into the night!
  • It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!
  • Damn, damn! Double damn!
  • Why, why, why was I cursed with such idiot sisters?
  • Billy! I killed you once; I shall kill you again, you maggoty malfeasance! Hang on to your heads!
  • Sisters, All Hallow's Eve has become a night of frolic- where children wear costumes and run amok!
  • And what is that...dude?
  • Use thy voice, Sarah! Fill the sky! Bring the little brats to die!
  • [before Max drinks the life potion as a sacrifice to save his sister Dani] Give me that vial! [Max: Put her down or I'll smash it!] Smash it, then she dies!
  • [After Max drinked the life potion as a sacrifice to save his sister Dani before she could drain his force just as before the sun rises] What a fool to give up thy life... for thy sisters.
  • Boo-oooooook! [last words before she disintegrates to dust along with her sisters Sarah and Mary]

Sarah Sanderson[edit]

  • [singing the song, Come, Little Children] Come, little children. I'll take thee away into a land of enchantment. Come, little children. The time's come to play here in my garden of magic.
  • [taking Emily Binx to their cottage] Come, child.
  • Dead man's toe!
  • [after draining Emily Binx's life force, making her young and beautiful] I am beautiful! Boys will love me!
  • Tis firm! Tis firm as stone!
  • Master, wilt thou dance with me?
  • The children are coming!
  • [last words before she disintegrates to dust along with her sisters Mary and Winifred] Winnie... Good-bye...

Max Dennison[edit]

  • [complaining about moving from Los Angeles, California to Salem, Massachusetts] I can't believe you made me move here!
  • [to Dani] You just humiliated me in front of the guys half at school. So, collect your candy and get out of my life.
  • Hey! You mess with the Great and Powerful Max. Now, you must suffer the consequences. I summon the Burning Rain of Death.
  • Will everybody listen up, please? Your kids are in danger. [Audience member: What do you mean?] 300 years ago, the Sanderson Sanders bewitch people, and now they returned from their grave.
  • We're talking about three ancient hags vs. the 20th century. How bad could it be? [Binx: Bad.]
  • [after catching the vile with life potion inside when Binx knocked the vile out of Winifred's hands] Put her down or I'll smash it!
  • [after drinking the life potion from the vile and breaking it as a sacrifice to save his sister Dani before Winifred could drain his life force, until she turned to stone because she was standing on Hallowed Ground and disintegrated to dust along with her sisters Mary and Sarah] Now you have no choice! You'll have to take me.


  • [after Thackery Binx died] He's gone. He's gone, Dani. [Dani: But he can't die. Remember?]
  • DANI!!!

Dani Dennison[edit]

  • [to Winifred] It doesn't matter how young or old you are, you sold your soul! You're the ugliest thing that's ever lived, and you know it!
  • You know, Binx, I'll always take care of you, and my children will take care of you too, and their children after that, and their children after that. Forever and ever.
  • MOM!!!
  • Max, I'm not leaving you.
  • [trying to wake Binx up after he sacrificed himself to save her] But he can't die. Remember? Wake up, Binx. Binx, wake up. Like last time.
  • [her last line] Binx, is that you?

Thackery Binx[edit]

  • Take good care of Dani, Max, you'll never know how precious she is until you lose her.
  • [to Winifred, Mary and Sarah] You hag! There aren't enough children in the world to make thee young and beautiful!
  • [warning Max and Allison about Winifred's spellbook] Nothing good can come from this book. You got it?!
  • Here they come! Billy, guard Dani! Max, Allison, spread out!
  • [last words before he sacrificed himself to save Dani by knocking the vile out of Winifred's hands and gets knocked to the side where his sister Emily's grave is and died] Hold on, Dani!
  • Dani? Come on. Please, don't be sad for me.
  • The witches are dead. My soul's finally free. You freed me, Dani. Thank you. Hey, Max. Thanks for lighting the candle.
  • [whispers in Dani's ear before his final farewell] I shall always be with you.
  • [Emily: Thackery Binx, what took thee so long?] [laughs] I'm sorry, Emily. I had to wait 300 years for a virgin to light a candle.

Other Characters[edit]

Elijah, The bullies at Max's School[edit]


Dani: [as they plan to go to the Sanderson house] Max, I'm not going up there. My friends at school told me all about that place. It's weird!
Max: Dani, this is the girl of my dreams.
Dani: So take her to the movies like a normal person.
Max: Dani! Look just do this one thing for me, and I'll do anything you say. Please? Please? Please?
Dani: Okay, okay. Next year, we go trick-or-treating as Wendy and Peter Pan...with tights or it's no deal.
Max: [as Dani attempts to leave] Okay, okay, deal, deal.

Max: The witches used it to put the spell on him.
Allison: Maybe there's a way in here to take it off.
Max Mmm, I don't know. Binx told us not to open it.
Allison: Well, the witches are dead. What harm could it do?
Max: Well, just be careful.

Allison: I like your costume, Dani.
Dani: Thank you! I really like yours too. Of course, I couldn't wear anything like that because I don't have any. What do you call them, Max? Yabbos?
[Max embarrassed nearly spits out the cider he's drinking]
Dani: Max likes your yabbos. In fact, he loves them!

Emily: Thackery Binx, what took thee so long?
Thackery Binx: I'm sorry, Emily. I had to wait three hundred years for a virgin to light a candle.

Winifred Sanderson: Therefore, it stands to reason, does it not, sisters dear? That we must find the book, brew the potion and suck the lives out of the children of Salem before sunrise. Otherwise it's curtains. We evaporate! We cease to exist! Dost thou comprehend?
Mary Sanderson: You explained it beautifully, Winnie. They way in which you started out with the adventure part and slowly.
Sarah Sanderson: Explained what?
Winifred Sanderson: Come, we fly!

Master's Wife: Aren't you broads a little old to be trick or treating?
Winifred Sanderson: We'll be younger in the morning.
Master's Wife: Yeah, sure, me too.

Winifred Sanderson: Why? Why was I cursed with such idiot sisters?
Sarah Sanderson: Just lucky, I guess.

Winifred Sanderson: Don't get your knickers in a twist! We're just three kindly old spinster ladies.
Mary Sanderson: Spending a quiet evening at home.
Sarah Sanderson: Sucking the lives out of little children!
[Winifred chokes Sarah]

Winifred Sanderson: Well, tell me, friend, what is this contraption?
Bus Driver: I call it a bus.
Winifred Sanderson: A bus. And its purpose?
Bus Driver: To convey gorgeous creatures such as yourselves to your most... [cracks his knuckle] forbidden desires.
Winifred Sanderson: [laughs] Well, fancy! We desire children.
Bus Driver: Hey, it may take me a couple of tries, but I don't think there's gonna be a problem.

Max: [looking at the salt can] Well, what does it say?
Allison: Well, it says to form a circle a salt to protect from zombies, witches, and old boyfriends.
Max: And what about new boyfriends?

Winifred Sanderson: Book! Come to Mommy!
Voice of Thackery Binx: [Jumps on the book to prevent it from floating up to Winifred, with a screech] Afraid not!
Winifred Sanderson: Thackery Binx, thou mangy feline. Still alive?
Voice of Thackery Binx: And waiting for you!
Winifred Sanderson: Oh! Thou hast waited in vain. And thou will fail to save thy friends, just as thou failed to save thy sister!

Billy Butcherson: [to Winifred, after finally freeing his mouth] Wench! Trollop! You buck toothed, mop riding firefly from hell! [happily to Max] I've waited centuries to say that.
Max: Say what you want; just don't breathe on me!
Winifred Sanderson: Billy! I killed you once, I shall kill you again, you maggoty malfeasance! Hang on to your heads!

Billy Butcherson: Go to hell!
Winifred Sanderson: Oh! I've been there, thank you. I found it quite lovely.

Sarah Sanderson: I am alive!
Winifred Sanderson: Damn that boy, he's tricked us again.
Mary Sanderson: Oh, you're right, you're always right.
Winifred Sanderson: It's my curse, that and you two! Get off me you thundering oafs!

Max Dennison: Prepare to die...again.
Winifred Sanderson: You! You have no powers here, you fool!
Max Dennison: Maybe not. But there's a power greater than your magic; and that's knowledge! And there's one thing I know that you don't!
Winifred Sanderson: And what is that, dude?
Max Dennison: Daylight Savings Time.
Mary Sanderson: (mockingly) "Daylight Savings Time".


  • It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!


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