17 Reasons “Hocus Pocus” Is the Best and Most Important Halloween Movie Ever

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It’s finally here. You’ve waited 365 grueling days for this, and we know you’ve marked your calendar.

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You've marked your calendar...

Because you know . . .

Because you know...

And it’s time to scream this at the top of your lungs every time you get the chance:

And it's time to scream this at everyone you live with:

You can finally reunite with the three sisters you know and love so well.

So you can FINALLY see what these beautiful sisters are up to this year:

. . . with a little bit of peace and quiet.

Not like you need anymore reasons, but let’s revisit why Hocus Pocus  is—hands down—the best and most influential Halloween movie ever. Here it goes.

1. Because Sarah Jessica Parker has never played a better or more fabulous role than Sarah Sanderson.

21 Reasons Why “Hocus Pocus” Is The Best And Most Important Part Of Halloween

 

And every line that came out of her beautiful mouth was pure magic.

And everything that came out of her mouth was pure gold:

2. Same with Bette Midler as Winifred . . .

And same with Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson:

Honestly, can’t we relate to her every single morning in one way or another?

And, honestly, don't we all feel like Winifred every single morning?

3. Because the movie taught us so many life things—like what a virgin is . . .

21 Reasons Why “Hocus Pocus” Is The Best And Most Important Part Of Halloween

 . . . and what “yabos” are . . .

And what...yabos...are:

 . . . and that the only chicks that stay out late are ugly.

And that ugly chicks are the ones that stay out late:

4. It also helped us learn some proper anger management skills.

21 Reasons Why “Hocus Pocus” Is The Best And Most Important Part Of Halloween

5. Sexy beauty tips

21 Reasons Why “Hocus Pocus” Is The Best And Most Important Part Of Halloween

6. And probably the most important of all—who Ice is.

And, most importantly, who Ice is:

7. Because the older you get, the funnier all the dirty jokes become.

Because every time you watch the movie you see something you missed...or a joke you didn't get as a kid:

 

8. Because every time you flick a lighter now, you can’t help but to fear “the burning rain of death.”

21 Reasons Why “Hocus Pocus” Is The Best And Most Important Part Of Halloween

9. Every time you pick up a book, no matter what type it is, you can’t help but yell this:

10. Because the movie had the king of all zombies before being dead was “in.”

Because the movie had zombies before zombies were "in":

11. Because you probably use the Winifred Sanderson bitch face 8 to 11 times a day.

21 Reasons Why “Hocus Pocus” Is The Best And Most Important Part Of Halloween

12. Because you know every and any negative critic of Hocus Poocus could not have been more wrong:

Because you know all these critics could not have been more wrong:

13. Because there are two types of chicks in this world: chicks who are in love with Thackery Binx . . .

Because there are two types of people in this world: people who are in love with Thackery Binx...

Even more now that he stars on NCIS.

Even now that he's on NCIS:

.  . . . and the chicks who are forever crushing on Max Dennison.

And people who are in love with Max Dennison:

Even if he’s “too cool” for Halloween.

Even if he's too cool for Halloween:

Oh, yeah, and those people who get heart-shaped eyes over the skeleton-faced lead singer of the band at the costume party.

Oh, yeah, and people who are in love with the skeleton-faced lead singer of the band:

 

14. Because in one of those epic movie moments, a character says the movie’s title during the movie.

Because a character says the movie's title during the movie:

15. Because you know that dressing up as the Sanderson Sisters is the perfect costume for anyone, at any age, and for any race.

Because you know that dressing as the Sanderson sisters is the perfect costume for anyone, whether you're three girls, or, like below, three guys:

16. Because of these beautiful, infamous buck teeth.

17. Because even though the movie was downright hilarious . . .

Because even though the movie was hilarious:

 . . . and absolutely horrifying . . .

 . . . it still, to this day, made you sob like a baby.

It was still made you cry like a baby:

21 Reasons Why “Hocus Pocus” Is The Best And Most Important Part Of Halloween

Now it’s time to bust out that old VHS  tape!

Now it's time to grab an old VHS (or just turn on ABC Family? Or Fox Family?):

 

Prepare your most bewitching singing voice.

And run amuck, amuck, amuck, amuck, amuck!

21 Reasons Why “Hocus Pocus” Is The Best And Most Important Part Of Halloween

Check out some epic behind the scenes footage here:

 

Or watch the whole flick!