The house where Max (Omri Katz) and Dani (Thora Birch) live in “Hocus Pocus”.
4 Ocean Avenue
Note: this is a private residence. It’s okay to take photos from the street but be sure not to trespass or otherwise disturb the homeowners.
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I’ve always been obsessed with the Salem Witch Trials; even as a kid I found the whole thing really fascinating. My family took trips to Salem a couple of times and I visited with friends around Halloween time in high school, but somehow I’d never managed to seek out the filming locations from the Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus”, which was filmed right in town. So this year my friend Alex and I took a day trip to Witch City to pose with some of the still-standing locations.
The most important attraction for me was Max and Dani’s house, which I always thought was a cool-looking house (that tower!) and is where a major scene happens toward the end of the film.
The house awesomely looks much the same to this day. It’s down by the water in a really pretty little area, and when Alex and I went there were several other groups of people snapping photos alongside us.
Stay tuned for more “Hocus Pocus” locations this week!
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