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Hocus Pocus and The All-New Sequel
Hocus Pocus and The All-New Sequel | A. W. Jantha
Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens. Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on earth to torment Salem for all eternity. Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison's seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don't quite go as planned, it's a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches' latest death-defying scheme.
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VLovesCats
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Pickpick

I love this book it really treasured my eye as soon as I saw it. The book however, is a little different then the movie itself, but how they changed it is awesome! I do recommend you reading this!

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Catsandbooks
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Watched Hocus Pocus 2 and made fudgy brownies with halloween sprinkles!! 🎃✨ Great end to the spooky season!
#scarathlon2022 #teammonstermash

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Gissy
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#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash

#ScaryMovie-related to halloween

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@Staycurious

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BooksNBowls
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#ScarathlonDailyPrompt for #Curse I‘ve never read the book, but it‘s pretty good so far! #TeamMonsterMash +6pts

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BookedBySunrise
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My aunt gave me this Hocus Pocus coffee mug. She knows me well and I think I'm loved just a tad little bit. Really enjoyed the new movie, now they need to do a Prequel. Those 3 little girls did an awesome job

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! 🧡 3mo
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candc320
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Finally got around to watching the new Hocus Pocus and it was really cute! Might even like it better than the original (although I just watched that for the first time a few weeks ago so it‘s not like I grew up loving that movie). I also loved how they changed the Disney castle in the opening! I‘m such a dork and thought that was really cool 🤣! #scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter

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Addison_Reads
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Watched these two wonderfully witchy movies today. I thoroughly enjoyed the new movie and will definitely add it to my yearly October viewings.

#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Just watched the 2nd one last night! So fun! 4mo
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Jadams1776
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Finally watching Hocus Pocus 2! #TeamMonsterMash #Scarathlon2022 +6

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤 🧙‍♀️ 4mo
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vonnie862
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monalyisha
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Watched Hocus Pocus 2 with my husband, our bunny, & my mother-in-law this afternoon.

I thought the energy was a bit off & tamped down at first but it picked up speed by the end. It felt wrong that my favorite character wasn‘t a powerful woman...but oh well. Mayor Traske for President 2024!

The overall message is about sisterhood & the redistribution of power, which feels right. AND, may we all endeavor to remember: books are magic.

monalyisha +5 points, & +1 participation (running total: 68). (edited) 4mo
5feet.of.fury I liked it too. A totally different movie from the first one, but the scene in Walgreens alone was worth it 😂 4mo
monalyisha @5feet.of.fury The face mask! 4mo
5feet.of.fury @monalyisha yes! Lmaooo 4mo
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Jobridge
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Had a lot of fun watching this to kick off October. 🧙🏻‍♀️ 🎃 🐈‍⬛ #scarathlon2022 #teammonstermash

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aperfectmjk
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LET'S DO THIS! Another one from the bucket list!

+10+5+1 =16

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome! 🖤 4mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Forgot to post my #scarathlon2022 #bucketlist I‘m making the apple crisp on Saturday, since Ian will have us stuck in the house all weekend! #teamaughter @Clwojick

NikkiM5 I don‘t eat cereal often (my tummy is not a fan 😊) but I am excited to pick a spooky cereal! (edited) 4mo
BarkingMadRead @NikkiM5 I am lactose intolerant so I have to either use almond milk, or not use too much regular milk, but at the beginning of every October I just gotta have me some Frankenberry! 4mo
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CurvyCrochetGirl
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Everything I‘d like to watch for the spooky season! 🎃🖤#scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter

Catsandbooks I actually started rewatching True blood tonight! 4mo
Clwojick I don‘t think I knew there were so many Chucky movies. I don‘t think I‘ve seen any of them in full. Maybe this will be the year. 🖤 4mo
CurvyCrochetGirl @Catsandbooks True Blood is so good! I have to dig out my dvds cause I don‘t have hbo lol 4mo
CurvyCrochetGirl @Clwojick ohh they are all so good! I don‘t watch them all every year but this year seems like a good time to watch them all again! 🖤 4mo
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Catsandbooks
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My spooky season watch list 📺✨
#scarathlon2022 #teammonstermash

LiseWorks Nice list 4mo
StayCurious Love this spread! 4mo
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aperfectmjk
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Check out my new notebook I'm going to be using for my #Scarathlon2022 planning.

I always use my excel tracker and a notebook to keep track of my challenges and readathons during Scarathlon. This year I decided to get festive with it. 🧙‍♀️🧹

Go #TeamSlaughter! @Clwojick

Emilymdxn I love that so much! I‘ve done the same this year and made a virtual notebook on good notes and I‘ve had so much fun downloading witchy stickers for it 🍁🧙‍♀️🎃 4mo
WJCintron 😍 😍 LOVE it!!! 😍 4mo
Clwojick I love it!!!!!! 4mo
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Linsy
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My #scarathlon watch list! Most are kid friendly, as we'll be watching with the littles. I'm SO excited for the new Hocus Pocus!! 🌙🔮📽 #teamslaughter

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Kris10H
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I love the original Hocus Pocus movie, and it's a staple of our Halloween traditions. I found the book to be accurate to the original, and the written sequel was true to brand. Can't wait to see the movie!

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hollylynnbee
Bailedbailed

I think the book is fun, but pretty repetitive. It is a cute book though! Fun to have for my collection.

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BethM
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Mehso-so

This was not my favorite despite wanting it to be. Second part had too much teenage angst and not enough witches. I hope the second movie has a different plot line.

Patchshank Oh are they making a second movie? I've been curious about the book. I wasn't sure if it would be written as like a YA or for a younger audience. 1y
BethM @Patchshank movie 2 is filming now with Oct 22 release on Disney Plus. I think this is intended as YA but it misses the mark imo. 1y
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Catsandbooks
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It's just a bunch of hocus pocus! 🔮🧙🏼‍♀️✨
#scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix

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DinoMom
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I love all the things in my #basicwitchswap package from @BeeMagical

I am honoured to be one of your first swaps! You are already a pro at it. I am going to enjoy all of these books! I love the magnet and the herb journal!

Thank You!
@sprainedbrain @mklong for organizing 🧙

sprainedbrain Lovely! I‘m 👀 at that Wellness Witch book! 🖤 1y
DinoMom @sprainedbrain it looks really good. 1y
BeeMagical I am so glad you like everything!! I had so much fun getting everything ready for you! I thought the Herbology Journal was a Green Witch must!! Have an amazing Halloween!!!❤️❤️ (edited) 1y
mklong Love all the Hocus Pocus gear! 1y
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Butterfinger
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Little Bird and I enjoyed Book Character Day.

Bookwormjillk That‘s super cute 👍 1y
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AkashaVampie
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"Oh, look. Another glorious morning makes me sick!"

Feeling crappy cuz the cooler weather is getting to me. So having some peanut butter cup pie and some fuel aka The Dew.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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rubyslippersreads
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For fans of the movie, the book is a #kindlefreebie today. (I‘m a fan of Binx. 😸🐈‍⬛) #kindledeal #ebook

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Since the post is a bit slow at the moment - I thought I‘d send my Halloween postcard to Adelaide now…

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Linsy
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The babies fell asleep in the last movie, so mommy gets some Hocus Pocus! 🔮

#witches #scarathlon #teamslaughter
@Clwojick

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Nik_reads
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Panpan

I was disappointed in both stories. I was hoping for more backstory on the Sanderson sisters in the first book but it was mostly identical to the movie. The sequel was okay but I found it said the same thing over and over but in different ways. I found myself skimming past the rambling to get to the important parts of the plot.

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PatriciaU
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Came across this wonderful memory from 2019 - a viewing of Hocus Pocus and a meet-n-greet with Kathy Najimy. She was just lovely. Time for my seasonal viewing!

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aperfectmjk
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Started Hocus Pocus... not sure I'm going to be able to finish it until later. Have to go to my in-laws for dinner.

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #Screamathon @Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft

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aperfectmjk
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TheSpineView 👍📖🖤🧙‍♀️ 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
kimmypete1 Hope you enjoy it! 1y
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MidnightBookGirl
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#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Come Little Children.

It's probably a good thing we didn't have kids, because I totally would have traumatized them by using this song as their lullaby. I could not find my copy of this book, but I love reading the novelization of the movie... the sequel, not so much.

I'll be posting October's prompts soon!

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Moonprismpower
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Mehso-so

Too young for me. And too much in the sequel remind us of the original. And a bit too unbelievable for a story about witches? This Scooby gang would‘ve been gobbled up by those witches if it weren‘t for that meddling plot twist! I give it a meh.

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coffeewithbooks
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Decide to try paint edges. Now bad for first time . #hocuspocus #paintededges

DivineDiana You painted the edges?!? Impressive! 2y
coffeewithbooks @DivineDiana yes thank you 😊 2y
Aims42 Looks great!! 👍🏻 2y
DivineDiana Looks fantastic! 👏🏻💜👏🏻 2y
coffeewithbooks Thank you (: 2y
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Horsedancer98
Mehso-so

If your a Hocus Pocus fan, I say just stick with the original book and movie. This book is just a retelling of the movie with a subpar sequel that leaves room for an even more subpar sequel. Rating: 1 ⭐️

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Shievad
Mehso-so

If you watched the movie, just skip to Part 2.

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adultishbookworm
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Mehso-so

The first half was great, as this is one of my FAVORITE Halloween movies! The second half... Not as good as I'd hoped, but I am hoping they continue with the implied sequel!

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iDaviex3
Pickpick

Definitely a great read!

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Kshakal
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Super excited that my finisher medal came in the mail for the black flame 5k I did in Halloween!!

LibrarianRyan That is very cool. 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Shocktober Film # 19: Hocus Pocus

Yesterday evening's trip to see family meant cuddles with my niece and a family friendly movie. I only saw this for the first time maybe 2 years ago but it's cute and I see why it's such a Halloween favorite.

+1 #scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @staycurious

fredamans I watched this last night. My favorite Halloween movie that is not a horror film! 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Pickpick

Full disclosure- I only re-read the first book in this duo bc the sequel is just okay. But I do enjoy this novelization bc it fleshes out the characters a bit more and makes Max less of a yabbos chasing idiot who actually likes Alison for her brains and her looks. Plus more of the Sanderson Sisters!!
#Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious 26pts (for taking place on Halloween!)

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Kimberlone
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Watched another Halloween fave. Who else had a crush on Binx or Max?

+6 points
13889 points total

#Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious

KatieDid927 Max for sure. I had a hardcore crush on Omri Katz even before this movie because of Eerie, Indiana. 2y
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Kshakal
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How do I celebrate Halloween during a pandemic?? By doing the black flame candle 5k of course!

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Kshakal
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Look what my niece drew for me!!! 💖💖💖

Clwojick 😍😍😍 2y
BethM That‘s talent! I‘d frame it! (edited) 2y
Kshakal @BethM I am! And it is going to live in my library! 😊 2y
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CrinolineDream
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I put a spell on you.... it‘s Halloween movie night!

#hocuspocus

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jackilynn
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Working on a project tonight while I watch the movie it is inspired by. My goal is to finish it & get it out before Halloween...almost there!!

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I have to admit that I have never seen this movie before.
#scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness
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Chab256 Me either 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
inthegreensandblues I haven't either but Litsy is making me want to! 2y
Palimpsest “Twist the bones and bend the back. Trim him of his baby fat.” 🎃 2y
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Scochrane26 I haven‘t either 2y
VioletBramble Watch it! I resisted watching it for years because it looks stupid. And it is a kinda stupid movie but in a really fun way. I watch it multiple times every Halloween now.
2y
Texreader @VioletBramble I guess I should try it, too 2y
annahenke Love this one! 2y
IndoorDame My favorite Halloween movie!!! 2y
Avanders I love it too... though I wonder, is it one of those that is better bc we saw it when it first came out? Or did it hold up? 2y
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TamTracy
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I have always loved the movie and I was excited to read the first part. I was happy to see it started very true to the movie. The second part was good as well. Lots of reviews saying it was like fan fiction but I liked it and didn‘t mind. I love the characters and it was the same premise with a predictable outcome. The ending left the door open for another story. I wouldn‘t be opposed! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bookgoil
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Alright I have some readathons ending soon so my points will look wowzers next week I bet once I add up and I want to play the new game hard tomorrow while I‘m bored in my work meeting tomorrow. I‘ve been reading hard and all that! #teamharkness #scarathlon2020 @StayCurious

This is my overall total.

StayCurious Haha awesome! Glad we keep you going at work! 2y
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Kshakal
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Got to introduce my niece to best movie of all time... Hocus Pocus!!

Jaimelire I just took my boys to see it. They had never seen it and the theatre was playing it for $5 per person. The theatre is following Covid rules, so we had almost the whole place to ourselves since it was during the day. Fun! 2y
AmyG Fun! 2y
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