HOCUS POCUS 2 Promotes Dangerous Occult Themes: ‘God Wants Us To Avoid Witchcraft And Sorcery’
By Movieguide® Contributor
Disney released HOCUS POCUS 2, a sequel to the 1993 Halloween movie, updating the movie’s story to normalize the occult, as well as pagan beliefs.
HOCUS POCUS tells the story of children who must fight the Sanderson sisters, a trio of witches who want to sacrifice children for their magic spells. A portion of Movieguide®’s review reads:
HOCUS POCUS takes places in Salem, Massachusetts. A scary house in the town has been abandoned for about three hundred years. It was the home of the infamous Sorenson sisters, who, according to legend, had been hung for their evil witchcraft and sorcery. An iron fence surrounds the grounds, where many believe that hundreds of sacrificed children lie. Max Dennison, a transplanted California teenager, is new to Salem and scoffs at the tales. However, Max soon becomes intrigued with the Salem witches after reading about “A SPELL BOOK given by the Devil himself” that’s bound in human skin. Later, Max conjures up the witches by following the book’s instructions.
HOCUS POCUS goes downhill after Max performs the occult ritual to conjure up the witches. Although it has some humorous, redemptive moments, it’s marred by too many scenes with strong occult content. Thus, it contains positive references to witchcraft, casting spells and occult rituals. Some of the memorable songs, “I will put a spell on you,” and “Children, I Smell Children, Come Out My Children Wherever You Are — Why Don’t You Stay for Supper?,” reveal the movie’s objectionable, abhorrent content.
In Deuteronomy 18:10-12, God warns us to have nothing whatsoever to do with witchcraft, consulting dead people, casting spells, or interpreting omens. “Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD [to Yahweh],” Moses says.
HOCUS POCUS 2 uses these same occult themes, and adds new ones, like references to crystals, herbs, moon spells, and sacred woods.
Parents are already complaining about the movie, with one mother saying the movie “unleashes hell on your kids and in your home. The whole movie is based on witches harvesting children for blood sacrifices.”
Parents should beware of the normalizing of the occult in children’s programming.
Movieguide® has previously reported on the dangers of occult themes in children’s media, with research from Movieguide® Publisher and Founder Dr. Ted Baehr:
In Deut. 18:10-13, for example, Moses clearly says, “Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God.” Also, in Rev. 21:8, Jesus Himself says, “The cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars – their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Furthermore, in Galatians 5:19-21, the Apostle Paul says, “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the Kingdom of God.”
All of these biblical passages – and more besides – show us, beyond all reasonable doubt, that God wants us to avoid completely witchcraft and sorcery.
You must protect your children and grandchildren, therefore, from the occult evils promoted by the HARRY POTTER books and movies. This kind of fiction poses all kinds of dangers for your children and teenager. In fact, as detailed in my book FRODO & HARRY, on sites promoting the HARRY POTTER books, we found children as young as age 11 actually practicing witchcraft, sorcery and even idolatry (worship of pagan gods)!!!
HARRY POTTER is not just a “harmless” fantasy. It is a dangerous gateway to the occult that could entice your child and grandchild away from Jesus Christ and put them under the spell of Satan and his demonic minions. Beware!
It’s not just HOCUS POCUS or HARRY POTTER, as there are unfortunately many children’s programs that promote evil in the mainstream. However, there is hope.
As Movieguide® reported:
Each year, the Entertainment Industry releases movies in tandem with Halloween. Last year, Jamie Lee Curtis starred in a revamp of HALLOWEEN. This year, one of the season’s spooky titles includes THE ADDAMS FAMILY.
Some parents have sounded the alarm about Halloween entertainment, especially programs that include evil.
“It is about helping parents realize that we can’t let our kids listen to something or watch something that is teaching about sorcery, witchcraft, demonic activity, orgies, group sex, or beheadings,” The Counter Culture Mom Tina Griffin said in a podcast interview.
Griffin’s words support what Movieguide® has been fighting for years.
Griffin said, “[Satan] wants to win as many people as possible to his side.”
Despite the pagan rituals associated with this season, wholesome content can be found.
Consider IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN or the classic TV show THE MUNSTERS. Although these programs center around some Halloween-type ideas, the plots remain grounded in family values and don’t manipulate viewers by glorifying evil practices.
The Entertainment Industry should work on creating more movies and content of that nature instead of promoting occult and demonic practices that could sway the next generation.
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