Hello, Salem! We Screened The Halloween Classic Hocus Pocus For A Total Newbie

Video: Don’t you love when you get to share one of your favourite movies with someone who’s never seen it before? That’s the idea behind our new series, UnScene, where Gizmodo Media Group staffers celebrate their fandom by introducing first-timers to their beloved films.

And of course, we had to start with the greatest Halloween movie of all: Hocus Pocus.

io9 Deputy Editor Jill Pantozzi, a self-professed fan of everything to do with 1993 Kenny Ortega-directed Disney film Hocus Pocus (she even has the song’s incantation memorised), is joined by Gizmodo Deputy Editor Mario Aguilar to welcome him to the coven that is Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker.

They chat about everything from awkward pre-teen masturbation references to the star power of un-dead loverboy Doug Jones.

Check out the video to see the debut episode of UnScene. And if you still haven’t seen Hocus Pocus, consider this your invitation! Don’t make us put a spell on you.

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