Hocus Pocus 2 might have been a sequel almost three decades in the making, but one Texas mum would rather the Sanderson sisters never returned at all over fears they'd cast spells through her TV screen.
Gooch told KWTX of the film, which was released on Disney+ on 30 September: "A worst case scenario is: you unleash hell on your kids and in your home.
"The whole movie is based on witches harvesting children for blood sacrifices."
Because Hocus Pocus 2 is very much aimed at families and younger children, she found herself in the spotlight after she first took to social media to complain.
She alleged that the film, which stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson sisters, could potentially cast a spell on its audiences - and not a good one.
"Do not watch this film," she wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post.
"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."
The mum knew herself that her opinion about the film might be controversial, but she figured that the risk of letting Hocus Pocus 2 bewitch families was too great.
The mum-of-three told KWTX: "I was a little bit scared when I hit post because I was afraid of the reaction that I would get... the post was for people who've been on the fence on the decisions they need to make for their family."
When it comes to popular media in the spooky department, Hocus Pocus 2 is far from the scariest offering this Halloween, and Gooch said her warning was a general one too.
"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," she said.
"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 ultimately said that while some people have described her as 'crazy', she has overall had a 'positive' reaction to her warning.
At the time of writing, Hocus Pocus 2 has a 63 percent critics' rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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