S1, E12: Hocus Pocus Board Game / Interview with Hocus Pocus Lego Idea Creator

Updated: Jan 4

It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! The Ghoul Mates talk about the movie, review the new Hocus Pocus board game, and interview their first guest.

Hocus Pocus Board Game with spider webs in the background

Ghoulster 0:01

Welcome Foolish Ghoulsters to the podcast that keeps the spirit of Halloween alive all year through pop culture and nostalgia. And now, it's love at first fright with The Ghoul Mates.

Winifred Sanderson 0:17

Thank you for that marvelous introduction.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:21

Hi guys. I'm your ghost hostess Mandy,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 0:23

And I'm your master of scaremonies Rudy,

The Ghoul Mates 0:26

and we are celebrating our first season finale.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 0:32

Oh My Winifred! In case the introduction didn't give it away. We have a spooktacular Hocus Pocus episode for you ghoulsters today, sometimes the stars just align and a magical episode comes together. We are so excited to share that we have a spooky surprise. We have our first interview to share with you at the end of this episode. Some of you may have seen the Hocus Pocus Lego set that has been making its way through social media and the Internet. Well, we have had the pleasure of speaking with the mastermind behind the idea this past week. Her name is Amber and she lives in Belgium. She is such a sweetheart and we had such a heartwarming conversation with her about the Lego set and her love for the movie so we can't wait to share that with you at the end of the episode today. Now the reason I say sometimes the stars just align is because the new Hocus Pocus board game was just released. So in honor of amber we are celebrating Hocus Pocus this entire episode to get you as hyped as we were to hear from her. So we'll be having a quick discussion about the movie and give you ghoulsters a full review on the new game and let you know if it's worth buying this Halloween season. So since we have a spooktacular Hocus Pocus Season Finale celebration to get to we have some...

Ghoulster 1:47

Haunted Housekeeping.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:50

So we cannot end the final episode of the season without having a moment of reflection. We are unbelievably grateful and shocked and just so out at a loss for words, to thank you guys for the amount of support we've received. We just today we reached 500 followers on Instagram. And about two days ago or three, I don't even know everything's a blur. Elvira, the mistress of darkness, shared one of our photos that Rudy took, of course, and it's just been amazing to see the kind of support we received in just one season.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:32

Oh, yeah. It was an honor for her to share that picture.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 2:35

How did you feel? You took that picture!

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 2:38

It was, it was just amazing. I've been following her career for a very long time. I remember seeing her on MTV, a few years back when they had music videos. She used to have like a local It started as a local show that she did a Halloween specials and I know she Went to Salem at one point. So she's always been a big part of pop culture. And for a piece of pop culture to recognize something that you've done is just crazy. It's so cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:12

Yeah. And it was so unexpected. So that was just awesome. And before we move forward, I also have to just give you a major shout out that you've just done an incredible job of bringing this idea of mine together to life. The pictures speak for themselves. I mean, the fact that Elvira shared it was just like, so reassuring for us to feel like we are going in the right direction. And so I just have to tell you that I see your hard work behind the scenes. I mean, you put so much into each and every photo, the podcast, and I want to tell you, thank you.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:49

No problem

Ghost Hostess Mandy 3:50

For being my ghoul mate.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 3:50

You're welcome. I wanted to thank the fans for you know, for all their amazing support. I do all this stuff for you guys. I want to create content for you guys to get you excited about spooky things about Halloween. And just kind of keep everybody young, because I think that we all need that feeling as we get older just to feel young and, you know, feel energized. And I think that goes a long way when you have to, like stay at home or come home from a long day of work. You know, we do all this stuff for you guys. So you know, keep on bringing in the comments and see if you have something that you want me to try to do. Let me know, you know, I'm open to anything. This is for you guys. To be honest, like I've been working really hard to, you know, create this content and also work on season two, a couple of more things that we're hopefully going to launch in the next couple of months. So I've been kind of concentrating on that. So I didn't really touch too much on Hocus Pocus. But Mandy has been harder work making this fantastic episode. All About Hocus Pocus. And you know, this whole episode is in good hands. It's gonna be awesome. And I'll you know, sprinkle in a couple of tidbits here and there about what I know about Hocus Pocus. But you know, let's rock this episode.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 5:14

Thank you. Yeah, definitely. I mean this. I've talked about it before, but Hocus Pocus is kind of what founded my relationship with Halloween and my obsession with All Things spooky year round. So I've been really excited to create this episode. We also wanted to give a special thank you to everyone who participated in our Instagram story survey. We appreciate your feedback so much and we're working to bring you a streamlined Season Two with some of the things you're asking for. Like Rudy said he's been making adjustments to season two getting ready for some new things to bring to the table for you guys to be extra excited this Halloween season. We know it's been some tough times this year. And also just adjusting season to podcast episode. They're gonna have some changes. That being said, we mentioned in the last episode that time segments will be going away to make more time for new things. So we're going to be keeping horror trivia, but we're shortening it to one question each. So you know what that means. It's time for

Ghoulster 6:15

Horror Trivia

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:19

Is that funny? Is my spooky voice funny to you?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:22


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:24

All right. I'm gonna start hiding again. To spook you.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:28

You promised you took an oath. Okay, ready?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:32


Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:32

What actress plays Claire Spencer in the movie What Lies Beneath?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:38

what lies beneath it? Does it have a year on there?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:43


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:44

Claire Spencer. What Lies Beneath? I don't know. Who is it?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:48

Michelle Pfeiffer.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:49


Ghost Hostess Mandy 6:51

I always thought her last name is cool.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 6:52

Oh yeah. Michelle Pfeiffer is pretty awesome actress. Okay. Oh, Which Actress plays a psychotherapist who enters the mind of a common a common comatose serial killer in the 2000 film the cell?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:14

Pos no se, Jennifer Lopez I don't know who she play though, so

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:19

yeah, which actress

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:21

Oh, I thought it said What was the name of no doctor?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:24

No. Which actress played a psychotherapist, Jennifer Lopez

Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:27

I'm on a roll..ending the season strong!

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:32


Ghost Hostess Mandy 7:33

okay, so holloween news you wanna?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 7:36

Yeah I can, I can knock out some Halloween news. I think you showed this to me. JOHN Carpenter's Halloween Halloween four and Halloween five is being rereleased in theaters and drive ins this October. Very cool stuff. I don't know why. They don't have Halloween two or three in there, but that's okay. I think that's pretty cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:01

It's because I'm guessing he didn't do Part Two and Three right?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:04

Um, I don't know but I know that you know Season Two the which has nothing to do with Michael Myers so I'm pretty sure that's why they're not showing that one this is also really cool. Orlando is innovating right now for Halloween they are creating or a company is creating an attraction that will come out this Halloween season or it'll be a drive thru I guess haunted house event called the haunted road where I guess it's like a no content or no content, no contact haunted house where you kind of drive through and it's like all spooky and stuff I'm not too sure the details but it's it sounds pretty cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 8:46

Yeah, I'm thinking it's probably too late for it to catch on by October but I'm really hoping that it like spreads quickly and everyone pulls it together because I love to do something like that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 8:56

How cool would it be if it was like on a track like in when you go to The carwash and it grabs on to your tire and you can't move.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:04

That is so good, that's genius.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:07

Thank you.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:10

And then last piece of news, you guys, there's so much news right now, just really quick. You should totally be following us on Instagram because I'm sharing the news like to the minute as we receive it to our story, so we're just giving you like the highlights of the last week pretty much. So be sure to follow our Instagram because all this news is like coming at you every single day. Nestle Toll House just released Hocus Pocus, oatmeal peanut butter cookie dough, and I am on a major witch hunt for them. So if anyone finds out where they're at, like Target Walmart fries, Safeway, Albertsons, those are all stores in Arizona. Please let me know because I need them. Rudy needs to take pictures of them stat.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 9:54

I've seen your Hocus Pocus witch walk hunting for stuff

Ghost Hostess Mandy 9:59

It's true. It's a real thing

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:01

is a real thing. I remember I saw it one time, the first time in Walmart. I'm like, What are you doing? And you're like, it's from Hocus Pocus. I was like, I haven't seen that movie since I was a kid. What are you talking about? Yeah.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:17

And there's more to come regarding that lock later this episode. Yes. So that was a quick summary of Halloween news. Okay, so let's get this started. For those of you who don't know, Hocus Pocus was released July 16 1993. Quick little fun fact. It was scheduled to come out in October of that year but Nightmare Before Christmas and Addams Family Values were coming out that year. So they pushed it to the summer and it didn't perform as well and people thought it was a total flop and guess what? Here we are hosting episodes about this amazing movie that was pushed to the summer. So.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 10:54

Brushed aside from with a broom.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 10:57

Yep. I don't know. I was trying to cover something clever I'm sorry.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:02

Let me cover all the cleverness for you.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 11:07

Alright, so for those of you who have not seen it or are dying to tune in it is available on Disney plus, of course, and I'm sure it'll be shown on Freeform's 31 nights of Halloween at some point, so be sure to tune into it. So here's a quick summary of what the movie is about. After moving to Salem, Massachusetts teenager max Dennison explores the abandoned Sanderson sisters house with his sister Danny and their new friend Allison. After mocking Alison's story about the Sanderson sisters max lights, the black flame candle and wakes the evil witches. With the help of a magical cat, Binks, the kids must steal the witches boOoOok To stop them from becoming immortal and wreaking havoc on the world.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 11:58

Don't forget that he was also a Virgin

Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:02

I'm still trying to save the shame for him.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 12:06

You're just a virgin the lights black flame candles.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:10

If anyone gets that reference reach out to us and we will send you a free prize. That would be classic. Okay, so a little bit of background. I thought these things were so interesting. Did you know that the movie was actually just a bedtime story that the producer David Kirschner used to tell his kids?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 12:30

I didn't know that. I think during our research, I heard about that and you told me about it and I thought that was pretty cool.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 12:37

Yeah. are familiar actually told me something he would have been interested in learning in this episode was if the witches were based on like real Salem characters or anything and they weren't he was just sitting outside and his neighbor's Black Cat, like passed by. And he like admitted this story to tell his kids his his young daughter actually about how the cat was one A boy who was changed into a cat 300 years ago by the crazy witches. And so the movie was actually not even ever supposed to be like..

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:10

A thing?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:11

No, not a thing. But like the light hearted comedy it is now. It was actually originally.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:17


Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:18


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:18

Was that a ghost or a witch?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:21

I think it's Winifred.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:22


Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:23

She's angry.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 13:25

She's looking for her book. It was supposed to be like a darker take, right?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 13:30

Yes, it had a darker direction. And it was about the kids being terrorized by the witches. And the kids were like, a lot younger than the teens. Max and Alison are in the actual movie. So it was slightly more messed up and a little more terrifying to and Leonardo DiCaprio was supposed to play max. So yeah, but then the funnier film came out later. And it was also supposed to be called Halloween house. No And then what I want to know is like, how did they even come up with Hocus Pocus? Like it didn't exist. The name.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:06

Hocus Pocus has always existed

Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:08

Has it?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:09


Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:10

Well, I wouldn't know cuz I grew up. Okay, so I figured that the movie was its own thing.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:16

No Hocus Pocus has been around for a good while now.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:20

How did it even come to be? I should have looked this up.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 14:23

You know what? It's probably in that Halloween book that we have.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 14:26

Oh, okay, we should look into it. We will be back with more on the origination of Hocus Pocus in season two. Okay, so here are some things that I found interesting about making the movie. So the and I think it's funny the original pitch that the movie makers did. They like spread candy corn, or as I like to call it corn candy corn kin across their presentation table so that the potential investors could smell Halloween. Like put them in the mood. Okay, yeah, that's awesome and Some of the behind the scenes things that I saw you watching mentioned, I think it was the director who was talking about how a lot of like the most iconic scenes from the movie weren't even like actually planned or scripted or like this made up being just for the movie. I think one of them was the calming circle.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 15:20

Uh huh.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 15:20

Um, that came to be because they all like the production people behind the scenes got so frustrated and like stress, and someone was like, we need to have a calming circle. And then someone was like, that needs to be in the movie. And it reminded me of this weekend we were having a photo shoot. And I said something that I'm not going to give away yet cuz it's coming up on Instagram. And then you were like, that's a quote for Instagram posts. And I was like, Oh, yeah, so it was really interesting to hear that sometimes even the movies happened that way. And I had said earlier we would kind of touch on it but the the hunt walk that the wizard Do That was actually something that the actresses put together. They like put it together and they pitched it to the director. And we're like, Hey, can we do this walk when we're like hunting for kids? And the director was like, Oh, I'm not sure if Disney's gonna go for that. So let's shoot two versions of it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 16:18

Yeah, that does happen a lot. And it's crazy, because, you know, they're very strict on how they shoot back when they were shooting film, because it was expensive to shoot extra stuff. Oh, yeah. Oh, they must have like, trusted like the actresses to you know, to do that, you know?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 16:36

Yeah, for sure. And like, for me watching the behind the scenes with you. I was just like, so in awe. That the witches like brought these characters to life, right? Like it could have been so easy to mess those characters up like for the movie to just be a complete joke, right? And you just see like Bette Midler. In this like, random room, like in the movie, you see her like, powerful in the scene with the actual power showing and like she does has this amazing talent to like envision that herself and know like, this is how it's gonna look. And this is how I want it to be portrayed. It was just so crazy to see that they're dealing with nothing do you kind of like want to explain more of how that things were shot so people can get what I'm saying?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 17:28

Well, I mean, it's interesting, you said that because, you know, these characters never existed. So, like, it was up to her to figure out what that was. So she had all this free range to, you know, create this person really. So, you know, she didn't have to live up to anything really. Go ahead.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 17:49

She didn't but that's what's crazy to me like to have nothing to go off of right? Like how do you how to achieve and come to think like, this is how her accent In a sound, and she's gonna sound powerful by putting emphasis in these words, and she's gonna be like, mean, but in a confident way, like, it's just so crazy how she like invented this iconic character out of like, just her own, like, imagination.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 18:16

Just yeah, just research imagination, you know, wonder in the table reads and everybody's kind of reading the script. And going through the scenes, you know, you start to develop these little nuances for the characters. But you know, when you have a totally new character, you pretty much can do whatever you want, and develop it the way you want and not have to be restrained by something that was written before. Like if she was doing something that Shakespeare had or hadn't written originally, you would have to be, you know, constraint to those rules. And in this, she pretty much did whatever she wanted. And plus it's Bette Midler. So she was already big at that point. So she could do whatever she wanted, and they got it. I'm pretty sure they got her specifically for that role. Because she was that You know, character already. Yeah. But I don't know what else would you what do you do want to know about the film?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 19:08

What about like the way they fly their brooms?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 19:12

So I was looking, I remember there was a show called, I think it's called movie magic became on the Discovery Channel. And they and I loved it growing up, I would just watch that all the time. And they would show behind the scenes of all these movies and Hocus Pocus was featured in one of the episodes. And they talked heavily on mostly the flying aspect of the movie. They talked, they talked about what's that guy's name? The zombie guy. Billy Butcherson they talked about him and how he had like the moss in his mouth, and how when he could open his mouth, there was actual moths and dust and stuff. Mm hmm. And that was easy. They use like this latex pack that was in his mouth. So when he cut it open, they would just fly out wasn't hard or anything. But they concentrated mostly on the flying aspect and they used three different techniques for the flying. They had, I think they had, you know, wirework where they had like a harness built into their costumes, which was heavy, but it could like support like I think 1200 pounds for each rig. They had a crane which would they would sit on. And then it would be it would be operated by all these technicians to make them fly. And then they had miniatures that they used. They weren't digital, they had like a puppeteer put them together and sculpt them and then they would shoot them in front of a blue screen. You know, the wirework they would use those mainly for like the wide shots. So you would have like the kids running around trying to escape the witches and they would go after them. You know, those are big wide shots and all this is done in a soundstage. You wouldn't be able to Do it cheaply, like in Salem or somewhere outside, right. So this is on the soundstage, the cranes two. They're also done in a soundstage. And those were used for the close ups. So you would have these technicians like pretty much like a seesaw, pushing up at Midler, oh man actresses and they're just like delivering their lines and the cameras like right in front of their face, but they can just concentrate on that scene. The close ups are the most important scenes that that's the the best you want to get out of your actor. And then the miniatures, you they use those for like, even wider shots for like scenes in Salem, where they weren't going to go over there and blow up something and then have them flying around or have them flying really fast, right? Because they can't reproduce that in real life. You can do that now digitally. But you know, they had like those different techniques. And they've been it's been around for a long time. Like, I think one of the other major movies They had people flying was want to say like et or Mary Poppins. Mm hmm. So they had wirework you know, in those movies, too. But yeah, the wirework stuff. It's really dangerous. I think there was a story about how Bette Middler's character swooped down to get one of the kids and director one wanted her to get as close as possible. And Bette Midler thought that she hit Thora Birch's character, but, but she just ended up like knocking off her hat but she stopped the production and you'll cut and she freaked out. She thought she hit the girl or she hit doorbird. So she ran over there to make sure she was okay.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 22:38

I think she did hit her.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 22:41

You know, she might have there's a bunch of like different Hollywood stories. You know, I think I might have seen thornbridge talk about that, that she niched her during the shoot so that might have been it. But you know, it's dangerous when you're on set and you have full grown human beings flying at other people, you know? There are tons of horror stories that we won't get into about how people get really injured on set. So it's a hard job. But it's crazy because a majority of the stunts I think all the stunts, the witches did them like they were in the air. doing those things. Sarah Jessica Parker, she said that she loved flying around bit Midler. I saw a shot of her in the rig where she would flip upside down. Oh, yeah. Her broomstick. That was cool. What's the other actresses name? I think it's a Katherine or Kathy or something like that.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:39

Kathy Najimi

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 23:40

Yeah. You know, she enjoyed it, too. So you know, it's fun, but it's, you know, it's dangerous. Another thing that I thought was really cool was there was a lot of stuff shot on location in Salem.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 23:55

Yeah, that's actually one of the things I really like about it. I know a lot of The scenes were shot in the soundstage, like I had mentioned because of the special effects. But I think something that's really awesome about this movie is that for the fans, they can go to Salem and see like multiple locations that were all shown in the movie. And as promised, we take feedback seriously. So a lot of our fans and feedback said that they wanted to hear more about Halloween attractions and places to visit. So I'm going to share some of those locations from the movie with you guys today. I knew about some of them, but I didn't know just how many locations there are right that you can see.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 24:37

These are all in Salem or multiple places?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 24:40

They're all in Salem. Very cool. Yeah. So the first one is not actually shown in the movie that I'm aware of, but but it's a must see because it has a famous Winifred statue. So it's called Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery and I actually looked up the statue because I wanted to see if it was the one where she turns into a statue at the end of the movie. Oh, yeah, it's not. But it still looks really cool. It's like a life size color figure of her almost. Oh, cool. Yeah. So I definitely think someone should create that statue from the end of the movie. Like, why hasn't that been done? Anyone knows that it has been done. Please let us know.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:24

I wonder if somebody has the actual statue that was in the film.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:28

Oh, I know. Right. That would be crazy. Do you think it was real?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 25:33

I'm pretty sure it was like, like plaster or something. Something super light and inexpensive to make. That would be really cool. So Winifred's not a real witch, right?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 25:45

No, as far as I know. They were like made up characters. They weren't based on anything other than the producers imagination. That's crazy, right? Yeah. And Okay, so the next one is Salem's Common, and it's where a lot of the outdoor scenes were filmed. And it's really cool because the movies shown there every year for haunted happenings. And before I forget you guys can learn more about all of these locations @ salem.org. So they're real. They're certified. It's a really legitimate website. Yeah. Okay, and then the next one is the old burial Hill, and it's a cemetery and you'll recognize this one. It's the scene where max encounters ice and j for the first time. And this one's not in Salem, but it's really nearby in Marblehead. And it's one of the oldest graveyards in New England so it's spooky.

Max encounters Ice and Jay. Max, the Virgin, that lit the black flame candle.

What's your deal? Why are you hating on max?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 26:51

Because he's trying to be all cool! He's like, I don't believe in Actually, I'm Max because I don't believe in cooks.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 26:59

Yeah, pretty much from now I'm gonna call you, Max. You're just a little leaguer.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:04

Hey, I forgot to talk about that too. Okay, so I know one of my favorite parts of the movie is when they Max and his sister go trick or treating. And they're leaving a house but then those thugs

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:20

Thugs!? Who are you right

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:22

Ice and Jay They're not thugs.

They're little thugs. I'm an old man sound

Ghost Hostess Mandy 27:27

You sound really old right now!

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 27:28

I'm an old man and I'm gonna call these kids thugs. Sorry. They will let them pass without paying the toll. And Thor birches character gets in an argument with them. And they're like, Hey, what are you supposed to be? And she says, of course, and I think she was trying to, like make him seem tough, but in embarrassed him, she says, because she's a kid. She's trying to stand up for her big brother. For your information. He's a little leaguer. I cannot stop laughing when she says that line because it's the best line of the movie, I think.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:09

So therefore, that's why I called him a little leaguer. Leave max alone. He also helps them get rid of her.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 28:17

That's true. He is the hero.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 28:19

So the next location on our list is the old town hall. And this one's my favorite one because it's actually from my favorite scene in the movie, and it's where the Halloween the big Halloween dance party is happening. And I have to say that this movie, I mean, this scene is probably one of like, my favorite scenes in any movie, right? Because Bette Midler freaking kills it. It's like her performance is phenomenal. Like, as a singer, I'm like, Oh my god, I would die if I could sing that song at a huge party like that. And just in general, like it's my dream to also Just go to a party of that caliber, I guess, right? Like the amount of thought that went into every costume in that scene. That's true in the band. Like you could tell it was just like a good band playing music you want to dance to all night or dance until you die, I should say

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:19

Yes. Yeah. Cuz all those costumes, they're all different. So the designer had to think about each person which is pretty crazy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:27

Yeah. And they're not just store bought costumes. Yeah, that and like, it was like, every single person at that party had a legit costume. Like, I wish I could go to a party where like, every single thing about the party was legit.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 29:41

I don't know.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 29:43

Yeah. So we sidetracked again, a little back on track. So the party took place at the Old Town Hall. And you can visit that in Salem. I think it's like considered a museum now and you can visit it and I think they do tours. And another thing that actually happens at that town hall is they have performances of cry innocent, which is a critically acclaimed live reenactment of the witchcraft examination of Bridget Bishop, and you get to be the jury of the trials.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:16


Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:16


Master of Scaremonies Rudy 30:17


Ghost Hostess Mandy 30:21

And then, of course, the famous one is Ropes Mansion, which is Allison's house, the big party that maxin Danny show up at and meet Alison for the first time. So the mansion is the most prominent 18th century home in Salem, and it's owned by the Peabody Essex Museum, and the gardens located in the rear of the property are free to visit and open to the public. Okay, and then the last location I noted was the Pioneer Village, which is like the same village that's shown at the very beginning of the movie, and it's a Living History Museum, located at Salem's forest River Park, and the Pioneer Village was built in 1930. And so it's America's first Living History Museum pretty much and Wow, that's cool. Yeah, they give tours of the village and usually normally under normal circumstances, the tours are offered June through September. And today the park is sorry. Today the park is home to different events and festivals throughout the year.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:29

Nice. You know, I've never had the want to go to Salem. But after doing all this stuff with Hocus Pocus and with you, I really want to go now. I know check out all these cool things.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:44

Yeah, it's my dream to go for Halloween. And it would be amazing if we could somehow make it happen with our familiar.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 31:51

Yes, we must take our familiar

Ghost Hostess Mandy 31:54

for sure. Okay, so I hope that was enough background for You guys are you hyped to hear about the Hocus Pocus board game?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 32:05

I'm pretty hyped. I'm I want this episode to end already so we can play again. Cuz we're gonna beat those Sanderson sisters. Yes. Let's get into it. Yeah.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 32:16

Okay, so the official name of the game is Ravensburger from the novel. I mean sorry, from the movie Disney Hocus Pocus, the game the game. So the board game is made by Ravensburger it's $20 and available at most major retailers. Although I will let you know that if you're still waiting on your pre order from Amazon, check your local target because we almost had to postpone this episode. But we were able to cancel our Amazon order that wasn't going to arrive until late August and get it in store at Target. no bueno. So if you're waiting, check your local stores. Okay, so initial impressions of the game for me Where I was instantly not a fan of the reimagined artwork of the of the sisters. Okay? In general I usually am not though, like I'm very picky about how my Sanderson sisters are drawn to be honest. So seeing the game, I was already kind of like, it looks kinda whatever's the pictures kind of made the game look bland in my opinion. And then when I saw it in person at the shelves and target, I completely changed my perspective. Like, I really didn't think the pictures gave it justice to be honest. Mm hmm. What was your first impression?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 33:40

Well, we went we went to go get the gate. I remember you told me Hey, we're gonna get this game like, okay, cool, whatever. I didn't really think much about it. I was kind of like, whatever when we found out the Amazon order was gonna take forever, and you're like, we're gonna go to Target now has it? Okay. When I first saw it, it looked like a kids game. Like I thought it was in the wrong section. Cuz you know, when you go to Target they have like all the board games and you could clearly see which one was one for the kids and for the adult. Yes. Um, but yeah, it was a little like a little book that it was a kids game, but I didn't really think much about it. After we got it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 34:16

That's fair. Okay, so I think the best way to explain this game is to just read the intro on their booklet because right off the bat, I'm just going to tell you we were pretty happy with the game and this is the best way to put it into words for you is just to read their own introduction. So under the light have a full moon on All Hallows Eve, you and your friends sneak into the old Sanderson house on a dare you like the blackflame candle. Surely the old stories are just a bunch of Hocus Pocus. Before you know it. The Sanderson sisters have come back from the dead, ready to brew their terrible potion and suck the lives from the children of Salem. It's up to you to ruin the witches public. And put an end to their terrible deeds forever.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:03


Ghost Hostess Mandy 35:06

So initially, I was just like, Alright, cool. We get to try to beat the Sanderson sisters. But I think Rudy's first issue with it was like, so you're working together not against each other.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 35:24

Yeah. Because we're not because we are competitive. You and I sometimes, yes. And we like to play against each other. And, you know, I was like, as soon as I found out that we had to work together, I was like, That's lame. Like, who wins the game like, you want to win? Like, that's the whole point of playing the game is to beat your opponent.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 35:44

right? And so that was already we were already like, oh, but we're gonna keep doing it because it's for the podcast, right? We want to tell everyone if it's worth it. So the more we got into it, we were like, this is really well thought out. Yeah, like all The details of the game are just like so in tune with the movie. So to break down the game for you, basically what happens is there the board game is the cauldron, right? Right so the point is that you're working together to brew the perfect potion to stun the witches three times which moves you to the sun.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:26

Yeah The sun is rising right

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:28

so every time you stun a witch by creating the perfect potion together you get closer to the sun to basically killing the sisters before sunrise

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:39

yeah cuz they in the movie they turn to stone right?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:43

They turn to stone and then they like go poof.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 36:45

Yeah, cuz I think the whole idea is to keep stunning. The Witches while the sunrises so you want to make it to sunrise,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 36:54

right? And then every time you stun them Sorry, I know. It sounds kind of Like, what you're all over the place. That's kind of how playing the game is. So before we go any further, we want to ask if you guys want a tutorial for the game, like a video tutorial, reach out and let us know. Because we really liked it. And we want you to get past this confused state.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 37:18

Yes, because once you get past it, it's pretty cool. Yeah, we had that same issue too. Like we were like, What the hell's going on here? And then we got it. And they're like, let's just start over because yes, it'll be more satisfying. We do that. Yeah,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 37:31

We pretty much played one round. That was like a get to figuring out what everything how everything works round. And then we ended up playing two games after that, right. So some of the details that I will share with you are as far as like how thought out it is and like the taste of the movie you get from it. Everything in the game is like directly pulled from the movie, which I really appreciated. I was really worried that it was going to be just a game. thrown together with Hocus Pocus branding on it and just call it a day. Nothing really like Hocus Pocus II about it. And the ingredients in there are like actual ingredients pulled from the movie. So thine own tongue dash of pox, dead man's toe, oil of boil and ey of newt. And then I don't want to give away all the surprises from it. But I will say like the trick tokens, which are like tricks you're given to come together to beat the witches are also pulled from the movie. So one example of it is like, one of them is called circle of salt, like the salt that Alison puts around the house. And then the witches spells So pretty much they have cards with spells from each of the witches. So like one of the spells is say Winifred's spell, and that one is called dense until you die, so they're based on the actual movie. To put into perspective, like when you stun a witch, say you stun, Winifred, right? Then she's stunned. And if you end up getting a witch to cast a spell at that time, and it's Winifred, then it doesn't count because she's stunned.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 39:15

Yeah, exactly. Bless her. Her magic, right?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 39:17

Yes. And, and it's also like, based on how powerful the witches spells are so like to stun Winifred, for example, is going to be harder to do than to stun Mary or Sarah, right? And then I know again, it sounds pretty confusing, but the instructions are like really clear and simple and broken down for you. I'll admit that. I think any board game that you've never played is a learning curve. Like there's always you always have to do one round to figure it out and really know how to play to do the second round. Right, right. Um, but this one was really clear and simple. Like we understood it pretty quickly. We've tried opening sales. The horrific game which is a universal monsters one.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 40:03

I think it's Horrified.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 40:06

Yes, sorry. To be fair, you're looking right at Oh, yeah, I'm so horrified was instantly like, overwhelmed me and we were like, we're gonna need way more time to figure this game out and we just put it away. But this one was pretty clear and easy to understand. We did think that it was going to be really easy at first when it was like, you get to play it together to try to beat the Sanderson sisters. So it looks like a kids game. Yeah. And it's, it says it's ages eight and up. But the more we started playing, we got really into it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 40:43

Yeah, it's a it's a strategy game. You have to, you know, it's kind of like Uno. It has that feeling kind of

Ghost Hostess Mandy 40:51

Yes, it is kind of like uno and I would also say that, I think the more people that play, the harder it's gonna get. Oh yeah, for sure. Because you'll run out of cards, so pretty much the game goes until you run out of cards to play, like kinda like Uno. So the more people you have, the more cards you're gonna play. And I also think that playing with someone you really know, like, really well will help because you'll be on the same page of what strategy you're trying to use them because you can't necessarily like talk about your strategy. There's rules.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 41:24

Right. I think we have a conspiracy theory about it, though.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 41:29

That's true. We do have a good theory. Do you want to tell them?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 41:33

Yeah, I think I think this game is unbeatable. Because we get so close every time. We're like a card away. And then like, it doesn't work out. Yep. So I think this game is built to be unbeatable,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 41:49

And we even like, cheated to beat it to like we were like, should I put this card in?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 41:55

Yeah, and we'd go ahem when I'm about to put a card. So I I don't even know how it would go with multiple players with less cards.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 42:03

Yeah, for sure. I agree.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 42:05

Yeah. I don't know. It feels like it's one of those unbeatable games. Yeah,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 42:10

we're gonna be playing it every night to see how long it takes for us to actually beat it. Because it's true. I couldn't find it again in the instructions, but there's a part of the book that says, you might think it's gonna be easy with your sisters, but don't under I mean with your friends. But don't underestimate the power of the Sanderson sisters. Right? I'm like, that is so freaking true. Like they still freakin win.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 42:32

Yeah, it's crazy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 42:34

So it becomes addicting. Because you're like trying so hard to beat the sisters that are a friggin board game.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 42:44

It's a conspiracy. I'm telling you.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 42:45

Yeah. So it's really cool though. So do you have any opportunities or improvements this game could have had?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 42:55

I'm honestly I hope that they it becomes very Popular and they do like a special edition one where it's the actual book that they have in the movie. Yeah, really cool. And like, it has like a an eye that follows you. Oh, really cool and then like I don't know some like skin feeling cards or something crazy or even a little furry binx cat. Oh, a furry one. Yeah, so I think that'd be really cool but it's a really good it's a solid game.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 43:28

I agree. The only thing that I could think to say that could have been improved is the quality of the cards the playing cards. Yeah, I could see that because the all the other pieces are done pretty well. Like the packaging is really nice. The board that is the cauldron is good. Binx, who also plays his part in the game is a cute little character. Yeah, it's wood and his he would It's weird. Yeah. Oh, wow. Thanks is made out of wood and the tricks you get to play are like actual they almost feel like game cartridges.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 44:03

Yeah, it's like a cardboard like really hard compressed cardboard thicker then the cards.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 44:08

Yeah. And but the cards themselves are really flimsy like the first shuffle I did, they were already bent. And that was kind of like, Oh, it was the first shuffle. That's a bummer.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 44:18

But it's also like the first game, the first production of the game. So maybe they don't want to spend too much on it

Ghost Hostess Mandy 44:25

That and I have to also add that although it's a little disappointing, I also do understand it because they did a really good job of keeping the price affordable. Yes, we buy a lot of board games and they're expensive, like some of them are 30 up to $50 just because they're licensed games. So I I do understand. I think the main reason I'm like stressed about it is because I already know we're going to be playing it a lot and I'm like, if they already been on the first night, imagine how we're gonna have them buy, like a month from now. Exactly. Um, okay, so Final Thoughts $20 would you recommend this game? Is it a must have for the Halloween season?

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 45:05

I would 100% recommend this game. This is something that I thought of a few minutes ago. The game is so small that it can go and like your backpack so you could take it with you. easily.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 45:22

Yes, it's the size. Yeah, of a thick book.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 45:25

Yeah, I mean, we have monopoly and a bunch of other games and they're really even the Horrified box is really big. That's true that Hocus Pocus box is really small. So you can you know, let's say you're in college, you can take it to the dorm or to lunch and just play with your friends you know,

Ghost Hostess Mandy 45:42

And something we said too, is that the second time we play this we're definitely gonna like set the mood. Yeah, like the candles and even make like a witch's brew drink like you can really make a fun night yeah,

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 45:55

Make a fun night

Ghost Hostess Mandy 45:56

You're getting ready to really like host a party and make a night out of I would recommend getting acquainted with the rules ahead of time, because it can set kind of like a Oh, you have to figure it out. Never mind feeling.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 46:08

Because when you have like parties, you're gonna, you might easily just give up on it. Like, I don't want to play this game. You just watched the movie, but if you guys want a video tutorial for you to talk about all that craziness, that'll

Ghost Hostess Mandy 46:20

be part of your party on introduction. Yeah, so my take too, is I highly recommend it for $20 I was I had low expectations for it because I was like, it's just gonna be a poorly thought out game put with Hocus Pocus branding on it. It was only $20 the pictures didn't entice me, I had really low expectations, but the game really pulled through and as a Hocus Pocus fan, you guys know it's my obsession. I was really, really impressed with it. And I really appreciated the amount of detail that went into the names and the spells everything about it.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 46:59

So You can safely say that Ravensburger knocked it out of the park and made Hocus Pocus fans happy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 47:08

I definitely think so. Awesome. Fantastic. All right. So now the moment we've been waiting for the entire episode, I am hope that we've really got you guys in the Hocus Pocus, who now because this was really special to us. But before we play our interview with Amber, we want to give you all the spooky details so you can understand what a big deal this is. So the way your Lego idea works is Lego has a website called ideas lego.com. And you could submit your idea and then 10,000 people have to support the idea within a certain set of timelines and milestones, which is a total of two years I think so pretty much if it gets to 10,000 people. And it goes through the Lego experts it gets approved for production and the creator gets to sign autographs for their fans at the official Lego idea signing event. Now I am no expert but I think it's safe to say that ambers Hocus Pocus idea pretty much exceeded Lego timeline expectations considering Lego gives you up to two years. Her idea reach 10,000 supporters in 35 days.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 48:13

That's crazy.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 48:15

Yeah, like I remember. So actually quick little backstory. I saw this idea when she first posted it in the leaf rakers society group. Like, first week she posted it and had like, I think 200 supporters in it. And then I saw it pop up on the Google meats feed again after I had shared it like a month ago, and it had reached the 10,000 people. Wow, I was like, Wow, that was fast, but it's not surprising because it's really well put together. Right. So here's the details of the set. The Hocus Pocus Sanderson sisters cottage represents the moment when max Dennison lights the black flame candle, and it consists of about 2700 parts and it includes the cottage, Billy's grave, and custom made many figures with their attributes. It cannot get more detailed. I think it's safe to say that she is the ultimate Hocus Pocus expert. She didn't miss a single detail down to a custom made spell book that has the actual spell use to turn factory beings into a caaaaaaaaaaaaat.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 49:19


Ghost Hostess Mandy 49:21

Yeah, so the set can be customized to look like the 1993 Sanderson museum or the sandersons home as if it were 1693. Wow. Yeah, iname. Mm hmm. And so, okay, we just can't keep you waiting any longer. We will now play the interview so you can hear all about ambras inspiration and details behind the Hocus Pocus Lego idea.

Ghoulster 49:43

And now let's give a Ghoulster welcome to Amber!

Ghost Hostess Mandy 49:51

Hi, Amber, thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us today.

Amber 49:56

Hi, thank you for having me.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 49:58

First off, we wanted to say Congratulations on reaching 10,000 supporters. Did you ever imagine it was gonna happen so quickly?

Amber 50:07

No, I never thought it would happen so quickly. I even doubted the fact that they will ever reach the 10K supporters. So I was super happy when it happened.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 50:16

That's awesome. I'm sure that you were pretty excited. We were all excited and rooting for you as soon as we saw it.

Amber 50:23

Thank you.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 50:25

So I think we're all dying to know what inspired you to create this Lego set?

Amber 50:31

Well, just my love for the movie, I think. I've loved this movie ever since I first watched it when I was little. And yeah, when I saw the movie again, I think in the beginning of June, and I saw the Sanderson sisters, sisters cottage, I was like, I need to sit in my room and I need to build it myself. And it just happened really quickly. And I just made it because I really wanted in my room and I loved this movie so much.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 50:57

That's awesome. So have you Always really been into Legos or what's your background with Legos?

Amber 51:04

Yeah, I can't remember a time without Legos. My parents bought me a huge box filled with just random bricks when I was little, so I could make my own stuff. And yeah, I didn't really have sets. But I just like the fact that you can make whatever you want with a random bricks. So I really love that.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 51:24

That's awesome.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 51:26

Yeah, I've never been into Lego. So it's really interesting hearing your story with it. So to share with the audience, I have actually shared with the audience that The set includes minifigures and attributes, what all is included, and how did you decide which things to include in the set?

Amber 51:43

Well, I almost included every character from the movie, I think, well, the most important ones, because I think this one might just be in one piece set. So why not include everyone. I included the three witches So Winifred Sanderson, Mary, and Sarah, then Max, Danny and Alison, then I also included, Emily and Thackery Binx, also Binx as a cat. So I also included two bullies Ice and Jay and Billy zombie.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 52:17

Oh, that's cool.

Amber 52:19

And they all have their specific attributes, such as Allison has salt, holding salt. Like in the movie. Mary has a vacuumer. I just wanted to give everyone something that is theirs, that you know it's theres.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 52:38

That's awesome and very thoughtful.

Amber 52:40

Thank you.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 52:42

So as I mentioned, I don't really have experience with Legos. And so when I saw your pictures, I actually thought that you built the set like your actual Legos. So I was wondering, I think I heard that you had actually created digitally digitally. So do you want to talk to us about the process and how you created it?

Amber 52:59

Yeah. Sure, I made it on with a program studio is called from bricklink. It's a free designing program with every Lego brick ever, I think in every possible color. So you can just literally make everything you can think of in a program which is really nice if you don't have the bricks as I do. It was a little difficult to to get a handle on the program. But after a while it was alright. I got used to it.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 53:34

And so how long did it take you to complete it since the moment you started it?

Amber 53:39

I'm not really sure but I think the main building about 12 hours but after I had the main building ready, I adjusted things every day since I uploaded it because I wanted to make it perfect and give every fan what they wanted and minifigs and yeah just I think in total About 24 hours, maybe?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 54:03

Wow, that's really fast.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 54:05

That's pretty amazing.

Amber 54:07

I like to work fast.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 54:11

You're like me, I'm a perfectionist. So what's the next step in the process? what's what's next from here?

Amber 54:18

Oh, now you just have to wait. Reviews start the seventh of September, I think. Yeah. And then it can take about four months for Lego to tell you if it's yes or no. So I can just hope, they say yes, and then produce it in real life.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 54:37

So to just to clarify, they don't start reviewing it until September?

Amber 54:42

Yes, I will. That's what they say. Maybe they already looked at it. I don't know. But I had an email that they started to reviews where my design is included. The seventh of September, so, I'm not sure but that's what they told me.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 54:58

I'm sure you're very anxious about it.

Amber 55:01

Yes, super anxious.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 55:03

So this is a Halloween podcast and we are obsessed with Halloween here. And we actually made this episode all about Hocus Pocus for you. So we were wondering, share what your favorite scene in the movie is?

Amber 55:16

Oh, I love most of the scenes because it's really one of my favorite movies ever. But my favorite scene is when Winifred has lost her book and she's saying goodbye to the world and I really love that scene.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 55:36

And who's your favorite character?

Amber 55:39

Binx definitely the Cat. I even named my cat Binx in real life.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 55:44

That's awesome. Did your heart break when he got run over by that bus?

Amber 55:48

Yeah, the first time. Well, actually, every time still hurts, but you know, it's still alive.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 55:53


Amber 55:54

A part of me is like oh, no.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 55:56

The part that always gets me is when Danny at the end is telling him and then our kids are going to take care of you and then their kids are going to take care of you. Yeah. I know you're part of the league breaker society and you built the Hocus Pocus it so is it safe to say that you're an all around spooky girl who loves Halloween year round? Or do you really just love the movie Hocus Pocus?

Amber 56:19

Well I really love the movie but I also really love Halloween. Yeah, I really love decorating to when it when it's around Halloween time. But I gotta say it's not the same as in America because if you see the movie it's like everywhere Halloween and trick or treating and in Belgium is not that. I mean it's just decorating and almost no one trick or treats anymore. It's really sad actually but a dream of mine is to go trick or treating in America someday with my kids, if I have them. I really look forward to that.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 56:51

Amber 57:02

Almost none of my friends have watched it. But I think it's just some people that really watch it every year or so. And some people that absolutely never heard about it, so I don't know. I really don't know. Some people just are like, Oh my god, yeah, Hocus Pocus! And other people are like, what?

Ghost Hostess Mandy 57:23

That's so interesting. So how did you come across the movie when you first saw it?

Amber 57:28

I think my mom just showed it to me. Yeah, I don't remember the first time.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 57:37

Did you see it in a theater or you saw it like at home?

Amber 57:40

No, it was at home. I was really young. If I have to guess around five years old when the first one I saw it first. So I really don't remember but I think I was at home with old videotapes.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 57:52

Okay. That's awesome.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 57:55

So I have to say that I read through your entire idea page. I was so impressed by like how creative and strategic your idea was like to include the information about the 30th anniversary approaching, and how the set would appeal to not only Hocus Pocus lovers but also people who just love haunted houses and Halloween. Like, I work in Marketing and I just really admire how perfectly you put together your proposal for the idea because you kind of gave like a business reason for them to produce this and obviously 10,000 people agree so I just really wanted to tell you that I am so amazed and excited for you because just your entire proposal was so well thought out and I wanted to commend you for that.

Amber 58:35

Thank you so much, seriously!

Ghost Hostess Mandy 58:38

You're welcome. Making it I'm gonna be so happy because I made it. So if you haven't already come across the spooktacular set, you can check out the amazing pictures on our Instagram @theghoulmates and be sure to follow amber @theambrinator a m b r i na t o r for the latest updates on her idea. Amber, thank you so much for joining us and we're really hoping that you win in September.

Amber 59:09

Thank you so much for having me. And I really, really hope so too.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 59:13

Great. We are sending you great spooky vibes.

Amber 59:15

Thank you.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 59:24

Alright guys, that was our interview with Amber. We just have to take another moment to say thank you so much to her for being our first interview on our podcast. It was an absolute pleasure. We really enjoyed talking to her so much. She's so sweet.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 59:40

Yeah, I agree. If you guys get a chance go check out her stuff. Support it. Let's see if we can get that on the shelves. I think that'd be an amazing Lego set to own.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 59:51

Definitely we will be the first ones to buy it. Oh yeah. But the show's not over quite yet guys. We did. post a picture on our Instagram and Facebook of us looking totally spooked. And we promised we were gonna pick our favorite answers to air on the podcast. So here they go. RottenGlam said. My guess is someone walked in and said Halloween is canceled. That's pretty terrifying. But we refuse to let Halloween be canceled.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:00:29

Yeah, Halloween is never canceled. It's always gonna be in this household.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:00:33

For sure. And our other favorite on Instagram was from user Mademoiselle Michelle, she said, door slams from wind, kaboom. And it turns out that a lot of you all are starting to get to know us because we had quite a few answers that were about our little monsters, but our little monsters could never spook us.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:00:58

That's true. They spook my heart though.

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:01:01

Definitely true. Alright, so as you can see, we love hearing from you guys and we definitely want to keep in touch over the next two weeks while we are on break, so be sure to check us out on Instagram @theghoulmates. Talk to us. Let us know what you're thinking. We're also starting to post a little bit more on Facebook so if that's your preference, by all means, hit us up on Facebook. And that is a wrap on season one.

Master of Scaremonies Rudy 1:01:28

That's a wrap!

Ghost Hostess Mandy 1:01:28

What! it's been such a great time and we absolutely cannot wait for you guys to see what we have planned for season two. Be sure to tune in on August 28. Until then, we are sending you ghouls and kisses.

The Ghoul Mates 1:01:43