Halloween 2022: Day 1

It’s Halloween Eve, so it’s time to kick off the season.

Hocus Pocus

Knowing that a sequel was coming up provided a different lens to watch this through. One thing (beyond the pervasive whiteness) that stands out is the painfully 90s school bullies, who have no real character even once they get captured by the witches, and are abandoned to their fate (accompanied by a joke) by our “heroes.” Sure, they end up fine, but “it’s okay to abandon children to their death if they stole your shoes” is not a message I see the modern Disney corporation letting through.

Pumpkin Tart, Brewery Vivant

Mildly tart Belgian farmhouse ale with just a hint of warm spices.