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Emily Binx is Thackery's sister in Hocus Pocus.

Role in the film

One morning in Salem, Massachusetts in 1693, Emily is lured out of her home by the beautiful singing of the witch, Sarah Sanderson. Entranced by her voice and deaf to Thackery's frantic cries, she willingly follows Sarah into the woods all the way to the Sanderson Sisters' cottage. Bewitched, she sits docilely in a chair and obediently drinks their life potion, failing to recognize Thackery when he barges in to rescue her.

The potion causes Emily's life force to become visible, allowing the sisters' to steal it in order to restore their own youth and vitality. In seconds, they are once again youthful and Emily is reduced to a withered husk. She stirs feebly for a few moments but soon dies of age.

Three hundred years later, Emily's spirit finally welcomes Thackery to the afterlife, complaining that she's waited for him a long time. The sisters had cursed him to live forever in the form of a black cat, but with their deaths, the curse is broken and he is at last allowed to reunite with Emily and they cross over into the afterlife.



  • Jodie Rivera, a YouTube personality by the name of VenetianPrincess, is often incorrectly cited as the actress who played Emily when it was Amanda Sheperd, who has since retired from acting and is now a real estate agent. She did appear in the movie but only as an extra.

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