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.
A great John Carpenter Q&A session hosted by the New York Film Academy has surfaced and it’s a shame great words of wisdom have been lost among a cloud of controversy.
It’s been making the rounds that John Carpenter laid into Rob Zombie during the 2011 Q&A session. Why it took so long to surface is incredible given the fact that Carpenter has, usually, been reluctant to comment on Zombie’s take on his iconic film. Since the story blew up the video footage has been taken down due to news outlets taking his comments out of context.
Carpenter himself commented on the controversy via Twitter:
Here is the entire audio, including the comments regarding Rob Zombie and the “Halloween” remake, so you can not only hear the context of the comments (at the 16:44 mark) but hear great advice from the master of horror himself.