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For many of us, the re-watching of Hocus Pocus has become an annual tradition at this time of year, and suffice to say many of us believe we know the 1993 movie inside out.

But do you know its origins? OrigInal name? Intended storyline? Nah, we didn't think so.

Well, come little children because you're about to find out.

While discussing the movie with EW recently, writer Mick Garris explained that his original screenplay was a much darker movie – one which ultimately never made it to the silver screen.

"What I had written originally was about 12-year-olds. The kids being younger and in more jeopardy was certainly something more explicitly frightening," he explained.

Revealing that the movie's original title was, in fact, Halloween House, Mick went on to explain that the film initially piqued the interest of director, Stephen Spielberg, until industry rivalry forced him to pass on it.

"He loved it until he found out that Disney was already involved, Mick said. "At that time, Disney and Amblin were very competitive in the family-film market, so neither of them wanted to be in business with the other."

Mick explained that, under the scrutiny of a team of writers, the first draft became 'broadly comedic', and soon evolved from a dark story to the family favourite we know today.

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Christmas is the one time of the year where our social calendar is booming like there’s no tomorrow.

From the office Christmas party to the annual 12 Pubs adventure, there’s never a weekend that isn’t full of plans.

Our beauty routine can be tainted by the lack of sleep and the gallons of gin we consume every December.

Our skin looks tired, our hair is frizzy and we’ve been too afraid to brave our nearest salon for a brow wax- hello caterpillar brows.

Luckily, we’ve conjured up a list of beauty essentials that will have you looking as right as rain in no time.

Treat yourself to one, two or ALL of these products.

1: YourGoodSkin Balancing Skin Concentrate

Boots €21.99

2: Coconut Hand Cream 30ml

The Body Shop €6.50

3: Mickey Mouse Collection Lipgloss

Beauty Bay €17.95

4: Remove It Makeup Remover

Benefit €24

5: Pixi Glow Tonic

Boots €14

6: Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion 200ml

Boots €25

7: Origins Our Best of the Best

Arnotts €36

8: Drops of Youth Wonderblur

The Body Shop €26.95

9: Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

Arnotts €39

10: Too Faced – The Absolute Essentials – Professional 5-Piece Brush Set

Debenhams €56.10

11: YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils' Makeup Gift Set

Debenhams €24.37

12: The Ordinary Salicylic Acid

13: Oh K! Coconut Water Fibre Face Mask X 3

Cloud 10 Beauty €8.50

14: Benefit They're Real Mascara

Benefit €26

15: NIVEA MicellAir Professional Micellar Make-Up Remover Face Wipes

Boots €6.49

16: Mario Badescu Facial Spray

17: Glamglow Poutmud Wet Lip Balm Treatment Mini

Boots €21

18: Luxury Size Almond Shower Oil

L'Occitane €35

19: Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Hand Cream

Brown Thomas €18

20: Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Arnotts €65

 

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