Thank God for the internet
It’s Halloween and for this ’90s kid, that only means one thing. Watching Hocus Pocus every night for all of October. Damn right.
This movie is unquestionably perfect and needs no improvements, but somehow, a genius managed to make it that much funnier — by adding Snapchat filters over the characters’ faces.
If the sisterly witch trio of Winnifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson aren’t your cup of tea, first of all, why? Second of all, this compilation of scenes from the film with a Snapchat filter over them might change your mind if you’re not already a Hocus Pocus devotee. The video has gone crazy viral because obviously, it’s the best thing on the internet right now.
Oh. My. God.
Why on earth did we not think of this before? Putting Snapchat filters with squeaky voices over movie scenes is possibly the most brilliant thing we never knew we needed. Anyone else drumming up a mental list right now of films that would be immediately made better by the addition of that weird mouth filter? I’m all over The Shining, personally. Herrrre’s Johnny, only with a comically large and blurry mouth that makes him not at all the threatening menace he’s supposed to be!
The video was made by Facebook user Rich Coop, and we hope this isn’t a one-time thing, because we need this in our lives.
Not a single character is safe from the filter’s hilarious effects. We have Max Dennison sounding like a complete fool and even sweet little sister Dani isn’t spared.
He takes us through classic scenes, like Billy Butcherson’s mouth finally coming undone so he can tell his evil ex what he really thinks of her.
If hearing Winnifred Sanderson sing “I Put A Spell On You” in a squeaky chipmunk voice doesn’t fill you with inexorable glee, then there’s simply no pleasing you.
Sarah fills the air with hypnotically sweet song as she rides her broom and hunts down children to lure and eventually kill oh wait never mind, she’s now rendered totally ridiculous by her giant, warped mouth and teeny baby voice.
And what Hocus Pocus conversation would be complete without Mary’s classic line, “I smell children….” Only now, all we smell is giggles. Because this is freaking incredible.
We don’t want to spoil it, but definitely watch all the way until the end. Worth it. So worth it.
Life is hard, you guys. If a silly Snapchat filter can change faces and voices and make us laugh until our stomachs hurt, we should let that happen. Bravo to this dude for giving us all a fun new hobby.