The legacy: Okay, that’s tough, because you have to separate the characters from the legacies of the movies. While the two caspar and Hocus Pocus have endured as Halloween classics and two of the most beloved (and most played) films of the season, Hocus Pocus‘ only grew over time, becoming a cult classic that was not fully appreciated when it was released in July 1993.
Freeform is still launching its iconic 31 Days of Halloween programming with Hocus Pocus, and will literally play it for 24 hours straight on Halloween. Plus, its long-awaited sequel finally premiered on September 30 and quickly set a stellar record for Disney+. So, when it comes to his film’s legacy, the winner is Thackery.
However, when it comes to the character’s legacy, Casper has the upper hand, as the character has spawned a few direct-to-movie sequels, video games, and a hit animated series. Thackery, meanwhile, endured more as a confusing object of our teenage affection and some people still think his name is Zackary.