“Hocus Pocus” is arguably one of the favorite Halloween movies among millennials. Even though the 1993 movie wasn’t a hit when it debuted, it became a cult classic that resurfaces every year in October. To make sure you don’t miss “Hocus Pocus” this year, check out all the times it will air on ABC Family below:
- Monday, Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. EDT
- Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. EDT
- Saturday, Oct. 24 at 11:30 p.m. EDT
- Sunday, Oct. 25 at 9:45 p.m. EDT
- Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. EDT
- Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. EDT
- Thursday, Oct. 29 at midnight
- Friday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. EDT
- Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. EDT and 9:15 p.m. EDT
For those who have not seen the movie, TV Guide gives the following description: “Three 17th century witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground.”
In an interesting twist, Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays one of the Sanderson sisters, discovered she was related to a woman who was hanged during the Salem Witch Trials in the late 1600s after she researched her family history for the show “Who Do You Think You Are?” the Internet Movie Database wrote.
Parker discovered her 10th great-grandmother, Esther Elwell, was arrested in Salem for choking a neighbor to death and committing "sundry acts of witchcraft." Her case never went to court, and she was able to escape with her life. The accusations against Elwell ended the Salem Witch Trials, according to the IMDB. "It has changed everything about who I thought I was,” Parker said of the discovery.
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