TROY, Texas (TND) — A mother in Texas is gaining social media attention after warning parents that watching the new "Hocus Pocus 2" movie could be spiritually harmful to their families.
The 1993 cult classic "Hocus Pocus" is a Disney Halloween movie starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson Sisters, a trio of witches who ensnare children and sacrifice them to restore their youth. The movie is regarded by many to be a holiday staple.
The three actresses reprise their roles as the witch sisters in the new, long-awaited sequel. Hocus Pocus 2 started streaming on Disney+ last week.
Jamie Gooch shared her thoughts about the new movie on Facebook, telling social media users she felt a "strong conviction to share a word" with them about the film.
With the release of Hocus Pocus 2 coming up I would be wrong not to sound the alarm and warn you to protect your children," Gooch warned in her Facebook post. "After all the whole movie is based on harvesting the purity of children’s souls so that witches may live on."
Gooch warns parents to consider what they are "subjecting" their minds and their child's mind to, also asking parents to consider what they are "welcoming" into their homes.
I’ll try to be brief, Please hear me when I tell you the truth that the Witches and Warlocks in the satanic church abuse and sacrifice children in their 'spiritual rituals' to gain more power in the underworld," Gooch said in the post.
So before you hit play on the night of the premier of this movie please ask yourself if not only your mind but your children’s minds are strong enough to ward off the hypnotization and bewitching trance that will be coming through the screen to aid in the desensitization of the coming evil in this world," Gooch warned. "Don’t fall victim to the schemes of hell."
Gooch's Facebook post received a lot of attention, with many who responded mocking her warning. Some said the new movie is just a work of fiction and, therefore, the threats Gooch is concerned about aren't real. Others mocked Gooch for being a "Karen," accused her of trying to start up the 1980's-era "Satanic Panic" again.
Still, Gooch enjoyed some support, with many thanking her for being brave enough to share her thoughts.
"Jamie, do you mind if I share this on my page? I believe this is a message of the Lord. I have loved ones that need to read this," said one reply.
The perceived threat presented by the movie is no laughing matter to Gooch, who is reportedly a mother of three who sees herself as a very spiritual person.
After her Facebook post went viral, Gooch was interviewed by local television station KWTX News. She apparently told them she believes there is a "spiritual war" being waged against families in America.
A worst case scenario is: you unleash hell on your kids and in your home,” Gooch told the news station. “The whole movie is based on witches harvesting children for blood sacrifices.
Do not watch this film,” Gooch reportedly warned. “Everybody thinks it’s fake and innocent, but they could be casting any type of spell that they want to, anything could be coming through that TV screen into your home.
For these reasons and more, Gooch told KWTX News her family hasn't celebrated Halloween in years as the "thought of exposing our kids to darkness" apparently "grieves" her.
Also, while Gooch is sounding the alarm about Hocus Pocus 2, her concerns actually spread way wider.
I think it goes further than just a movie, it goes further than Halloween, it’s a year-round thing, we constantly need to be cautious of what we’re consuming, what we’re bringing in and what we’re sending out,” Gooch told KWTX News. “I believe whatever comes in our TV screens: there are things attached to that, I’ve seen for myself the things that I’ve watched with my eyes or heard over a TV screen, they’ve become manifested in real life, and then I think ‘oh my gosh, what did I consume?’”
Gooch is apparently more concerned about the people who could be helped by hearing her warning than the negative feedback she's received, telling KWTX News if just one person changed their mind thanks to her post, then it was worth it.
I hope I make a difference, but even if it’s in one person’s life...that’s all that matters,” Gooch said. “It doesn’t have to be transforming Hollywood, I don’t have to make a huge impact, just a small one and I’d be happy and satisfied."
Hocus Pocus 2 isn't the only online content Gooch is warning about on her social media pages. Just days after her Sanderson sister-inspired post, Gooch shared a post concerned with Netflix's new series "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story."
Gooch again warns "there is a spiritual war that is being waged against our homes," and prays in response to the series.
The Facebook post Gooch shared claims an actual demon is "operating behind" the Netflix show, which was revealed to the original poster in a vision or dream shared by the Holy Spirit.