16 Movies Just as Quirky and Spooky as Hocus Pocus

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Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without at least a few viewings of “Hocus Pocus.” Pocus-ed out and wondering what to watch if you’re looking for something that hits all the same quirky notes, but is still a little different? Or what if you need another option for a spooky double feature (that’s not the upcoming sequel, “Hocus Pocus 2,” of course)?

It turns out there are plenty of fun movies with the same combination of hijinks and scary moments that are pitched perfectly to appeal to everyone. You don’t need tons of horror to make a great Halloween movie; these options are proof! We’ve rounded up a dozen of our favorite movies that, like “Hocus Pocus,” strike that fun balance between laughs and scares. Keep reading to discover your next watch for a fall night in.

Additional reporting by Tasha Dowbachuk

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