You don’t need to put a spell on me for all these Hocus Pocus-inspired items to be miiiine!
Hocus Pocus may have premiered 27 years ago, but the witchy Sanderson sisters still reign supreme.
The cultish hit remains one of the most iconic films in existence and is a must watch every Halloween season.
Best of all, it inspires new merchandise every year.
We’ve gathered all of the items you’re going to need to celebrate Halloween 2020 the right way just like the “sistah’s” Winnie, Sarah, and Mary!
Hocus Pocus Board Game
Ravensburger’s board game, “Hocus Pocus: The Game” allows you to put yourself in the shoes of a virgin who lights the black flame candle and summons the Sanderson sister. The packaging looks like a spell book and requires you to stop the witches from completing a potion before sunrise. It’s a game that actually makes sense in the context of the film — how refreshing! Get it at Target for 19.99!
There are some people who think COVID is all a bunch of hocus pocus, but the reality of the situation is that you have to do your part by wearing a mask and helping curb the spread. And why not do it in style this fall season with face masks inspired by the movie? The internet has plenty to choose from, but our favorite is the one that allows you to channel your inner-Sanderson sister! The masks, made by Bucktee, retail for $13.95, and allow you to wear Winnie’s mug, Sarah’s smile, or Mary’s signature lip bite. You’ll have people screaming “Amok! Amok! Amok!”
As I mentioned previously, the movie is turning 27 so ShopDisney released a new spirit jersey that’s ombre green — the color of any promising potion — and features the logo in the front and a cartoon version of the sisters in the back! The jersey is “coming soon,” so get ready for a fall arrival!
Billy’s Funko Pop
— Spirit Halloween (@SpiritHalloween) July 14, 2020
Nestle Cookie Dough
I smell…. children. No, wait, that’s actually Nestle Toll House Hocus Pocus-themed cookie dough! Yes, it’s a thing. The oatmeal peanut butter flavored cookie dough will be released early this fall.
If you’re not a fan of cookie dough, buy it for someone who is a fan because the packaging, which features the trio of sisters eyeing the delicious snack, is to die for.
Turn your home into the Sanderson house! Everyone knows that the best part about Halloween is dressing up your space with spooktastic decorations. Spirit Halloween is selling a light-up Hocus Pocus mantel scarf that will give your space a witchy vibe.
It features the Sanderson sisters flying over Salem amongst the trees of LED lights.
You can cast a spell in no time with the tie-dye fluorescent mug that features one of the film’s most iconic lines: it’s all a bunch of hocus pocus. The cup is shaped like a cauldron with a “wooden” stirring spoon. What are you waiting for? Grab your potions book and grab a spot in line because *for now* this mug is sold out at ShopDisney.
Fill ’em up with a potion that keeps you happy and young! Spirit Halloween has several fun and Hocus Pocus-themed wine glasses, but our favorite is definitely the one featuring the quote: “Goodbye cruel world.” That about sums up 2020. You can get the wine glasses for $9!
11 Best Spooky TV Shows That Are Perfect to Watch For Halloween
With Halloween stretching the month of October, you might find yourself looking for a spooky show to add to your rotation.
We’ve compiled a list of shows that will send a shiver down your spine on a breezy fall night.
Just be sure to leave the night light on… you know, to scare away any bad spirits or witches.
Nancy Drew – 2 Season, Season 3 premieres on October 15 (The CW)
When it comes to TV mysteries, no one does it better than Nancy Drew. The writers deliver compelling mysteries with unexpected twists while maintaining the integrity of the plot and developing well-rounded, relatable, and likable characters in the process. And the cheap thrills aren’t so bad either.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – 4 Seasons (Netflix)
Her name is Sabrina Spellman, and she is a half witch, half mortal trying to retain her human side while also learning all there is to know about her coven and the Dark Lord. This isn’t the teenage witch you remember, but it’s the one you’ll want to befriend.
Fear Street – a Film Trilogy Event (Netflix)
The three-parter, based on the writings of R.L. Stine, is set in three centuries: 1666, 1978, and 1994 and finds friends taking on evil forces after a series of slayings.
Scream – 3 Seasons (MTV and VHI)
Based on the 1996 slasher film of the same name, the anthology series revives a dangerous killer by the name of Ghostface.
YOU – 2 Seasons, Season 3 premieres on October 15 (Netflix)
An obsessive stalker named Joe Goldberg sets his sights on his next muse (and victim)… you. The series explores how far he’s willing to go for love.
Big Sky – 1 Season, Second Season Currently Airing (ABC)
Set in Montana, private detective Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt investigate the kidnapping of three women along a remote highway, which brings them into the orbit of two very shady and manipulative men.
Dr. Death – 1 Season (Peacock)
Based on the hit podcast and inspired by the chilling true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a charismatic doctor who opens up a neurosurgery practice in Texas. But things take a grisly turn when patients going in for routine spinal surgeries leave permanently disabled or dead.
Perfect Strangers – 1 Season (Hulu)
Nicole Kidman stars in the series based on The New York Times best-selling book by Liane Moriarty (also the author of Big Little Lies!). Kidman stars as a retreat director who hopes to better nine strangers and transform their lives.
Murders in the Building – 1 Season (Hulu)
Martin Short, Steve Martin, and Selena Gomez star as three true crime-obsessed strangers who find themselves piecing together the event of a murder mystery that occurs at their Upper West Side apartment buiding.
I Know What You Did Last Summer – Premieres October 15 (Amazon Prime)
A remake of the classic 1997 teen slasher, a group of teenagers is stalked by a mysterious killer a year after they are involved in a fatal accident on the night of their graduation that they swear to keep a secret.
Ghosts – Premieres October 7 (CBS)
Halloween doesn’t always have to be scary. The single-camera sitcom, adapted from the British one of the same name, finds Sam and Jay moving into a mansion left to her by her great aunt. After a brush with death, she begins seeing dead people aka the spirits trapped inside the home and must find a way to live in unison with them.
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Hulu Kicks off ‘Huluween’: What to Stream this October
It’s that time of year for scary classics to bring some fright, and Hulu’s got you covered with its annual Huluween event. Here’s what you can stream for the month of October.
Beginning today, October 1, Hulu will feature 18 brand new Halloween shorts, some scary and some ridiculous. You can expect to see familiar faces including Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), Eric Robers, and Yalitza Aparicio (Roma). And the shorts will provide a platform for up-and-coming filmmakers.
Aside from the new, you will be able to stream spooktacular classics, including Rocky Horror Picture Show, alongside some premieres for movies like Censor (premiering 10/14), The Evil Next Door (premiering 10/21), and Gaia (premiering 10/22).
Additionally, Hulu’s curated a library of handpicked TV episodes and movies like “Humorous Horror,” “Frights for the Whole Family,” “Terrifying TV,” “Foreign Frights,” and many more.
From Hulu’s Initiative 29, Black filmmaker Philip Youman’s short film Voodoo will be released on October 29.
And if you’re located in the Los Angeles area, you’ll be able to reserve a spot on Tuesday, October 5 for an exclusive Drive-in late-night screening on Saturday, October 9.
Happy October and happy streaming!
Halloween Costumes for 2020 Inspired by TV Shows and Pop Culture
Halloween is going to look a bit different than in year’s prior, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun dressing up!
2020 has been a year of pretty grim news, but the light amidst it all has been the TV shows and movies that have kept us entertained and captivated.
We’ve put together a list of TV show Halloween costumes that may inspire you — from sleuthing detectives, to the most savvy robbers, to caped crusades.
There’s something for every TV lover on this list!
Don’t delay putting that costume together… you’ll regret it. Did we mention this year’s Halloween falls on a Saturday and a rare/spooky full/blue moon?
Check out our gallery of costumes now:
The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda
Channel the bounty hunter this Halloween, but don't forget your sidekick - baby Yoda! There are plenty of fun "The Child" toys to include in this getup. ShopDisney has your official costume available for purchase here.
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