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One thing unites viewers of two 90s classics: the fantasy comedy Hocus Pocus and Friends, one of the most well-known comedies ever. Water feature!
In the days leading up to Halloween, everyone has been thinking about Hocus Pocus. Some viewers have noted that the fountain had an uncanny similarity. It turns out that the fountain appeared on screen for the first time in the 1993 horror film, which was released more than a year before Friends.
Even though it seems unlikely that the fountain would materialise, there will be a Hocus Pocus reunion on Halloween Eve, 30 October, to support the New York restoration project. Sigh.
But in the movie Hocus Pocus, which stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches, the fountain only makes a brief appearance. The young characters of the movie, Max, Dani, and Allison, can be seen celebrating what they think is the witches’ defeat.
The opening credits of Friends contain the “big scene” for the fountain. As Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, and Joey play around in the now-famous fountain, viewers of the sitcom have been singing along to the Rembrandts’ I’ll Be There For You for more than 25 years.
Twitter was in shock after the revelation came to light. One user said “I’m not going to be the same”.
Many potential parallels between the movie Hocus Pocus and other Halloween movies have been found by fans of the movie. After binge-watching the first three Halloweentown films, TikToker @lyssalyssalyssahh presented her hypothesis that Hocus Pocus and the Halloweentown tale are connected.
She discovered a character in Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge wearing a cloak that is uncannily identical to one worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus towards the film’s conclusion.
How did this improbable crossover occur? On the Warner Bros. set in Los Angeles, scenes from both Friends and Hocus Pocus were shot.
Could this indicate that the fountain has covertly made an appearance in further Warner Bros. classics?
Visit The Sanderson Sisters House From The Hocus Pocus Movies
The Sanderson sisters have opened their home!
Three unlucky witches have made their house available and it looks spooktacular!
In the woods outside Danvers, Massachusetts, a replica of the structure has been erected, replete with a cauldron, spell book and black-flame candle. Only a few miles separate it from Salem, the setting of the film, where more than 200 individuals were accused of being witches in 1692 and 1693.
The original film release of Hocus Pocus was over 20 years ago and last year fans were treated to a sequel! The three sisters, played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker, returned to their roles as they sought the essence of children in order to gain perpetual life.
It was placed on Air BnB with the following description:
‘As though untouched by time, our creaky old cottage stands tall amidst the trees, beckoning visitors as if by trance. Enter by window or water wheel, but watch your step – a cobweb or two and the smoke from our cauldron await you inside.
Amidst the broomsticks and apothecary bottles, the Black Flame Candle flickers and our beloved Manual of Witchcraft and Alchemy sleeps deeply – lest something (or someone) wakes it. It’s a magnificently eerie scene certain to get guests in the Halloween ‘spirit.’
There are now rumours that there will be a threequel in the Hocus Pocus series with the three actresses all showing interest in once again getting into costume and make up to play the terribly wicked Sanderson sisters!
Would you be excited for a Hocus Pocus 3? Or should it stay as a magical duology?