The Sanderson Sisters are eagerly waiting for your arrival in Salem, Massachussets and fans can visit most of the filming locations this Halloween.
Hocus Pocus was truly a revelation at its time. Yes, it released almost 26 years ago but the famed cult classic starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy is still fresh in our minds. I'm sure we all loved those three wonderful Sanderson Sisters who cast spells on the children of Salem, scaring the living daylights out of them and laughing it off later. As reported by Bustle.
With Halloween just a few months away, Disney fans have all rewatched Hocus Pocus multiple times. But this time, there's something else in store for the fans to relive the 1993 iconic Disney movie. Yes, you can now have a self-guided Hocus Pocus walking tour dedicated in Salem, Massachusetts. This was confirmed by Amanda from blog Life at Clover Hill.
"The opening scenes of the film, featuring Binx as a human prior to his cursing as a cat, were filmed in Pioneer Village, a living history museum located at Salem’s Forest River Park. Pioneer Village was built in 1930 and is America’s first living history museum. Tours of the village are offered seasonally June through September, and today the park is home to different events and festivals throughout the year," reads the description of the Pioneer Village in Salem.
In honor of Hocus Pocus being on...throwback to Salem on the hocus pocus tour 👻🎃👻🎃👻 pic.twitter.com/QaCSZDfndc— Clare Cecilia (@clare_cecilia) September 23, 2014
"One of the most memorable scenes in the film was when Max attends the Halloween party at Allison’s house, the exterior of which was actually filmed using one of the most prominent 18th-century homes in Salem. The Mansion is owned by the Peabody Essex Museum, and the gardens located in the rear of the property are free to visit and open to the public," the description from Salem’s official website read.
You can also visit Salem Common where most of the outdoor scenes from Hocus Pocus were filmed. And interestingly enough, the film is also shown each year during Haunted Happenings. You have to head to the Old Town Hall in 32 Derby Square and check out all the places where the Sanderson sisters cast their spells on the parents during the Halloween party.
You can also sing along “I Put A Spell On You” with your friends and relive those moments from the iconic scene. The building is open to the public and it also hosts the Salem Museum and performances of Cry Innocent.
There are more such locations that you can explore in Salem. Head here to check out all the other locations that will take you down the memory lane. Hocus Pocus was truly one of those wonderful movies that defined most of our childhoods. And what better way to relive those memories than heading to Salem and check out all the filming locations of the classic Halloween movie.
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