Hocus Pocus Script Reveals Alison’s Possible Connection to Witchcraft

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Last week I shared a video stating why Alison was secretly a witch in the Disney film Hocus Pocus. Though I admit my narrative was created as a hypothetical subplot based on some details, reader Jer Schleicher informed me of details in the original script that never made the final cut.

During the fist cemetery scene, before Billy is summoned from the grave, the witches hover above the kids. (This is when Winnie mocks Max, saying “it’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus”) There is a line of dialogue not included in the film. Thanks to Philip Petrie for sharing portions of the script.

SARAH
(enticingly)
I’ll be they friend.

ALLISON
Take a hike! 

WINIFRED
Ah, she’s jealous. And isn’t she pretty. Almost as pretty as her ancestor, little Elizabeth Podbury, a good witch!

MARY
Good to the last bite!

This exchange in the film ends with Alison swiping a thorny branch to ward off Sara, as Winnie calls out for her book. It’s interesting to note that Alison’s ancestor was a good witch, and also eaten by the Sanderson sisters. So ignoring the “inherited responsibility” aspect of the theory, she also has a motive of vengeance as well.

Maybe I’ll record an addendum to the original video because it makes my story easier to believe.

Next time you watch Hocus Pocus, and with FreeForm’s schedule you will have plenty of chances, you will see it in a different context. Here’s the schedule, below, thanks to @hocus-pocus_2 on Twitter.

Happy Halloween!

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