Halloween is loved by all here at The Extra Unordinary and we are very excited to share our love of this holiday mixed with radical politics and jokes made in bad taste with you. We are talking about two movies in one, a first for the podcast, Halloweentown and Hocus Pocus. Join Addison, John, Joe, Kat and special guest Elm as we discuss our favorite family friendly Halloween films in our ultra not family friendly show.
Directed by: Duwayne Dunham
Starring: Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman, Emily Roeske, and Robin Thomas
Release Info: Released on Disney Channel on October 17, 1998.
On Halloween the kids' grandmother Aggie comes to visit. Aggie wants to start Marnie's witch training before her 13th birthday or Marnie will lose her powers forever. But something dark & evil is growing in Halloweentown & Aggie wants help to defeat it. While Aggie & their mom are arguing, Aggie uses magic which Marnie observes. After Aggie leaves to return to Halloweentown, Marnie, Dylan and Sophie follow her onto the return bus. Soon afterwards, Gwen arrives in Halloweentown. While there, Aggie & Gwen are attacked by the dark force in a movie theater. Marnie, Dylan & Sophie race to get the ingredients to activate Merlin's Wand to stop the evil.
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw
Release Info: The film was released into theaters on July 16th, 1993, which makes absolutely no fucking sense.
300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence.