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The Black Flame Society Podcast

Gather 'round and join two of the world's biggest Hocus Pocus fans as we discuss all things Halloween and HP, including news, merchandise, behind the scenes info, those pesky deleted scenes and much, much more!

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The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 49: Our Second Annual Halloween Special!
Join Wil & Ally as they celebrate with you in their second annual Halloween special! We discuss our plans for our favorite night of 2023, test our Halloween knowledge with a fun quiz, and each tell a scary story/urban legend from the US and the UK. Listen in for some fun shoutouts from some of your favorite Hocus Pocus cast and crew! Happy Halloween from the Black Flame Society!
33:31 10/29/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 48: The 2023 Golden Cauldron Awards!
Join Wil & Ally as they present the first annual Golden Cauldron Awards by The Black Flame Society! You voted and it is time to learn who won in each of the categories as the best of the best of Hocus Pocus. From favorite characters to wardrobe, lines, locations, and more, we can’t wait to share the big winners of the night with you all!
15:37 10/25/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 47: A Murder Mystery at the Salem ScareFest
Join Wil & Ally as they investigate another murder! In this episode, Ally tells us a story of a murder, or two, at the Salem ScareFest. Help us solve the crime, take a look at the suspects, find out if the murderer had an accomplice, and get justice for the victims, all in today’s episode!
21:58 10/22/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 46: A Murder Mystery at the Sanderson Cottage
Join Wil & Ally as they investigate a murder! In this episode, Wil tells us a story of a murder at the Sanderson Sister Cottage, and yes, it’s one of our beloved favorite characters. Tune in to help solve the crime and hear the big twist at the end!
15:44 10/18/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 45: Meet our Spooky Husbands!
Join Wil & Ally as they introduce you to their other halves – Dean and Justin! We start with some questions for the husbands about fall, Hocus Pocus, and how it feels to live with a HoPo collector and fanatic. We finish with a quiz testing their knowledge of our favorite movie!
21:59 10/15/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 44: The Official Hocus Pocus Cookbook
Join Wil & Ally as they discuss the long-awaited Official Hocus Pocus Cookbook that came out earlier this year. We chat about all of the different versions offered, our favorite recipes, if there is meatloaf in the UK, and more!
24:00 10/11/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 43: Party Planning & A Baby Shower!
Join Wil & Ally as they help plan all of your upcoming parties, with a Hocus Pocus themed twist! Topics include: Halloween, birthdays, Christmas/holiday season, and weddings. We also include baby showers, as Ally has a big announcement in today’s episode! Stay tuned until the end for a fun game.
30:11 10/4/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 42: Hocus Pocus 2 – A Year in Review Anniversary Celebration!
Join Wil & Ally as they celebrate the one year anniversary of the long awaited Hocus Pocus 2. We discuss the history of how it came to be, the movie’s reception, reviews, and how we feel one year later.
30:14 9/30/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 41: Q&A with Wil and Ally
You asked and we answered! Join Wil & Ally as we answer a bunch of your submitted questions about Hocus Pocus, Halloween, our personal lives (even some embarrassing stuff), and more. We also chat about the newly announced It’s Just a Buncha Halloween event happening next month in Salem featuring some of our favorite cast members.
45:52 9/27/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 40: Hocus Pocus 2 Easter Eggs
Join Wil & Ally as they discuss all of the hidden (and not so hidden) Easter Eggs found in Hocus Pocus 2! We also chat about the Hocus Pocus 30th Anniversary movie rerelease in the US and the UK, along with some merchandise updates.
35:26 9/20/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 39: 2023 Merchandise
Join Wil & Ally as they cover all of the new merchandise inspired by Hocus Pocus releasing this season. We discuss items directly from Disney, Spirit Halloween, Hallmark, Funko, Loungefly, and more! We also chat about Hocus Pocus 2’s Emmy nominations, the Haunted Mansion’s long awaited release, and our support of the SAG Actor and Writers strikes.
37:10 8/2/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 38: An Interview with Vinessa Shaw
Join Wil & Ally as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hocus Pocus with an interview with Vinessa Shaw who played Allison in the film. Vinessa discusses some of her favorite memories from filming, how she felt about the sequel, if she’d return for Hocus Pocus 3, and we finally get an answer – did the Max and Allison kiss scene ever get filmed? Tune in to this week’s episode for this and more, with the lovely Vinessa Shaw!
48:41 7/12/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 37: Hocus Pocus 3 Confirmed and Our Theories
Join Wil & Ally as they discuss the breaking news of the week – Hocus Pocus 3 has been confirmed! We discuss our theories of what the third movie will entail, speculation of who will be back, when it will release, if it will be in movie theaters or on Disney+, and more! We also chat about the new Billy Butcherson Loungefly bag from Entertainment Earth. Sometimes you just can’t wait until your normal release day to drop an episode with updates this exciting!
26:55 6/8/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 36: Hocus Pocus Games
Join Wil & Ally as they cover all of the games inspired by Hocus Pocus currently released. The list includes physical board games, dice games, and video games! We also discuss HoPo merchandise updates for the 2023 season and bunch of Halloween news including the long awaited Beetlejuice sequel, the Haunted Mansion trailer, What We Do In The Shadows season five, and more!
42:03 5/31/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 35: Honoring Those We’ve Lost from Hocus Pocus
Join Wil & Ally as they look back on the lives, careers, and lasting impacts of Hocus Pocus cast members who have passed away in the 30 years since the movie’s release. Most notably, Garry Marshall (“Master”), Penny Marshall (“Master’s Wife”), Charles Rocket (“Dadcula”), and Kathleen Freeman (“Miss Olin”). We also discuss new merchandise releases, a potential Funkoween leak, and Halloween news coming out of Halfway to Halloween celebrations!
37:58 5/3/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 34: Our Birthday Celebration!
Join Wil & Ally as they celebrate the one year anniversary of launching The Black Flame Society Podcast! The fun includes a sixty second summary challenge, a taste test, newly announced merchandise, and listener questions are back. We can’t believe it’s already been one full year of TBFSP and we’re so grateful to all of your for the continued support. We can’t wait to see what year two brings for us all!
38:24 4/19/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 33: An Interview with Omri Katz
Join Wil and Ally for their first interview of season two with Omri Katz, the one and only Max Dennison. We discuss Omri’s favorite memories from filming, his experiences on the convention scene, what he has been up to since retiring from acting, and we ask – would he return for a Hocus Pocus 3? Find out that and more in this week’s episode!
24:37 3/29/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 32: The 25th Anniversary Bash
Join Wil & Ally as they discuss the Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash! The star studded event took place back in 2018 and we also include a brief history of the 20th anniversary gathering from 2013. We also chat about the “Hocus Pocus effect” and what we think it means for the future of the franchise. We cover new merchandise that was just recently announced, and Halloween news is back! The Haunted Mansion teaser trailer was released and we talk about how we think a Halloween movie released in July will perform. Seems reminiscent of another movie, doesn’t it?
47:40 3/15/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 31: The Year Ahead
Join Wil & Ally for their first episode of 2023! The Black Flame Society is back and discussing the year ahead – what has been announced, potential events for the 30th Anniversary of Hocus Pocus, merchandise updates, and more. We’re so glad to be back!
40:50 3/1/23
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 30: Our New Year’s Eve Celebration
Join Wil and Ally as they ring in 2023! Tune in to hear us reminisce about 2022 and all of the amazing Hocus Pocus moments it provided, from HP2’s release, to the premiere in NYC, to meeting in-person for the first time. A countdown to 2023 is also included! Happy New Year’s from The Black Flame Society – we can’t wait to spend next year with you all!
09:26 12/28/22
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 29: The 2022 Holiday Special!
Join Wil and Ally for their first ever holiday special! Tune in to hear US and UK holiday traditions, a last-minute gift guide for the Hocus Pocus lover in your life, a fun HP themed game, and hear the winners of our Secret Sander-Claus lucky dip drawing. Happy Holidays from The Black Flame Society!
32:11 12/19/22
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 28: Our Thanksgiving Special
Join Ally and Wil as they kick off season 2 and celebrate Thanksgiving! We discuss Hocus Pocus 2 deleted scenes and some newly released merchandise, including the HP2 soundtrack. Hear Ally quiz Wil on his Thanksgiving side dish knowledge, discuss traditions in the US and the UK, and hear us pay tribute to an honorary member of The Black Flame Society who we lost earlier this fall. Happy Thanksgiving!
41:14 11/19/22
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 27: Season One Finale!
Join Wil and Ally for their season one finale of The Black Flame Society! We discuss Wil’s trip to America, his surprise wedding, and all of our adventures running amuck in Salem and Connecticut. Make sure to stay through the end to hear some Hocus Pocus news, plans for season two and the rest of 2022 for the podcast, and a blooper reel of some of our best mess ups from season one. Thank you all for an incredible first season!
43:21 11/4/22
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 26: An Interview with Taylor Paige Henderson
Join Wil And Ally for a special Sunday episode of The Black Flame Society where they sit down and chat with Taylor Paige Henderson who portrayed Young Winifred in Hocus Pocus 2. Hear Taylor share some of her favorite memories from set, how she got the gig of Young Winnie, and more about this young rising star.
14:06 10/30/22
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 25: The Halloween Special!
Join Wil and Ally who recorded together in person for the first time to celebrate Halloween 2022! Tune in to hear spooky stories, fall snack taste tests, some of our favorite traditions and memories, and Happy Halloween messages and wishes from past guests and Hocus Pocus cast members. Happy Halloween from The Black Flame Society!
40:02 10/26/22
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 24: An Interview with Doug Jones
Join Wil and Ally for an interview with Doug Jones, the one and only Billy Butcherson. We discuss Doug's favorite parts of playing Billy, his memories of filming Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2, his other projects, and a bunch of other fun stories.
39:49 10/19/22
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 23: Hocus Pocus 2 Review!
Join Wil and Ally as they breakdown the long awaited Hocus Pocus 2. We discuss our thoughts and opinions, answer questions about the movie, and discuss where we believe the HP universe will go from here – Sequel? Prequel? Will we ever see the Sanderson Sisters again? Hear our answers to that and more in this week's extended episode!
65:24 10/12/22
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 22: A Sit Down with Heath McNease
Join Ally for a sit down with musician Heath McNease who created the album Sad Songs Inspired by the Film Hocus Pocus. Heath discusses his love for Salem, Hocus Pocus, and performs an on the spot Halloween and HoPo inspired freestyle with words provided by all of you!
30:22 10/9/22
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 21: The Black Flame Society Runs Amuck in NYC
Join Wil and Ally as they recap their amazing experience attending the Hocus Pocus 2 premiere in New York City! Hear us meet for the first time, coverage of the big day, and a bunch more.
41:37 10/5/22
The Black Flame Society Podcast Episode 20: Hocus Pocus 2 Speculation
Join Wil & Ally for their last episode prior to Hocus Pocus 2 being released! They discuss their theories, potential sequels and spinoffs, and hopes for the release. Also, HP2 news and Halloween news!
28:08 9/28/22