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Ep. 16 – Hocus Pocus & Halloween

It’s our favorite time of year. And, this week, we’re getting into the spirit of the spooky season with two of the most Halloween movies ever made – HOCUS POCUS (1993) and HALLOWEEN (1978).

If you’ve ever had basic cable during the month of October, you’ve seen HOCUS POCUS at least 437 times. And, unless you’ve been living under a jack o’ lantern for the last 42 years, statistically, you’ve probably seen at least one of the 12 HALLOWEEN movies.

While you could say the theme of this episode is Halloween nostalgia, these two movies actually have an unnatural amount in common. From exploring the complexities of sibling relationships (brothers are always causing trouble, amirite?) to the importance of being a virgin on Halloween (whether it’s the power to light the black flame candle or survive the night in Haddonfield, virginity has its perks!).

So, put on your best Halloween costume (or just find a cheap William Shatner mask and give it a coat of spray paint), grab a family-size bag of mini Snickers and join us for a Halloween night in the suburbs.