Things You Probably Don't Know About Hocus Pocus.
now), we've put together a handful of fun facts about the movie that even die-hard fans might not know!
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The First Draft of the Script Was Basically a Horror Movie
The original script for Hocus Pocus from screenwriter #MickGarris was much, much darker than the movie we all know and love. "What I had written originally was about 12-year-olds," he told Entertainment Weekly. "The kids being younger and in more jeopardy was certainly something more explicitly frightening." He further explained that the movie eventually became more "broadly comedic," adding in scenes like the devil one with #GarryandPennyMarshall Poor Billy Butcherson, however, was always going to lose his head (as if those lips weren't bad enough . . .). 2. It Was Going to Be Called Something Else Entirely
When the movie was in its infancy, it was actually titled Halloween House and had Stephen Spielberg attached as director. "He loved it until he found out that Disney was already involved," Garris added during his EW interview. "At that time, Disney and Amblin were very competitive in the family-film market, so neither of them wanted to be in business with the other." 3. Leonardo DiCaprio Almost Played Max
Our beloved Max Dennison (#omrikatz ) could have been played by Leo?! The role for the virgin who lit the candle was initially offered to Leonardo DiCaprio, who turned it down for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
4. The Movie Is Not Called Hocus Pocus Everywhere.
The Movie Is Not Called Hocus Pocus Everywhere
If you asked to see Hocus Pocus in #France, they may not know what movie you're talking about! The film is called #Abracadabra in some other countries.
5. Sarah Jessica Parker's Ancestry Involves the Salem Witch Trials
Was #SarahSanderson a witch in real life?! Sarah Jessica Parker found out one of her actual ancestors (#EstherElwell) was accused of being a witch during the #salemwitchtrials after appearing on the show.
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