The cemetery from Hocus Pocus (1993)

Filming Location in Marblehead, Massachusetts

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Hocus Pocus cemetery: Filming Location

This is the cemetery from the 1993 Halloween comedy movie Hocus Pocus.

It is located on Pond Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

In real life, it is called Old Burial Hill.

Although this location only appears once, most fans will agree that it is probably one of the most memorable scenes in the movie.

While Max is cycling home from school, he decides to take a shortcut through the local cemetery.

As he is weaving his way through the headstones, two stereotypical 90s-style bullies jump up from behind a grave and shout, "Halt! Who are you?"

When Max tells them his name and explains that he is from Los Angeles, they respond sarcastically with surfer slang words such as "Dude!" and "Tubular!"

At that point, one of the bullies tells Max that their names are Jay and Ernie.

However, this doesn't sit well with Ernie, who has repeatedly told his friend that he wants to be known as "Ice".

Ernie is so eager for his new nickname to catch on that he went through the trouble of getting the word "ICE" shaved into the back of his head.

After learning that Max doesn't have any cash or cigarettes, the bullies look down at his feet and notice that he is wearing a brand new pair of Nike cross trainers.

While they are eyeing up the sneakers, Ernie moves in close and says, "Let me try them on."

Max, who is clearly taken aback by this request, attempts to move past the pair and cycle off. However, he is quickly stopped by Jay, who grabs him by the shoulder and flashes a menacing smile.

In the scene that follows, Max is shown cycling through the cemetery in his socks while the bullies shout, "Later, dude!" and "See ya, Hollywood!"

Hocus Pocus cemetery address

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


Pond Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts, MA 01945, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the cemetery are:

42.510593, -70.846151


The cemetery is situated in the northeast of Marblehead, near the harbor. The main entrance is on Orne Street/Pond Street.


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Cemetery scene

cemetery scene hocus pocus location

This aerial image pinpoints the exact location where the cemetery scene from Hocus Pocus was filmed.

To get there, simply follow the main path from Pond Street until you reach the rocky outcrop at the top of the hill.

Coordinates: 42.510596, -70.846177

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"I'm Max. I just moved here."

Max Dennison

Max tells the two bullies that he recently moved from Los Angeles to Salem.

However, they don't seem to know where Los Angeles is until he says, "LA."



When Jay and "Ice" find out that Max is from Los Angeles, they begin to mock him by using words such as "Tubular," which is surfer slang for "cool."

"My name ain't Ernie no more. It's Ice."


After being scolded by Ernie, Jay reintroduces him as "Ice". He then points to the back of Ernie's head, which has the word "ICE" shaved into it.

"Maybe you could learn to breathe through your nose."

learn to breath through your nose

When Max tells the bullies that he doesn't have any cash, Ernie begins to reprimand him:

"Gee. We don't get any smokes from you. We don't get any cash. What am I supposed to do with my afternoon?"

In response, Max says:

"Maybe you could learn to breathe through your nose."

When Jay hears this insult, he bursts into laughter. However, he quickly puts on a straight face when he notices that Ernie is glaring over at him.

"Woah. Check out the new cross trainers."

jay hocus pocus

Shortly afterwards, Jay notices that Max is wearing a brand new pair of Nike cross trainers.

Max cycles home in his socks


After being forced to hand over his sneakers, Max cycles home in his socks.

However, before he leaves the cemetery, he stops for a few seconds to curse his luck and contemplate life.

In the distance, you can see the clock tower of Abbot Hall, which is situated in Washington Square, Marblehead.

Old Burial Hill Cemetery

Old Burial Hill Cemetery

This Google Street View image of the entrance to Old Burial Hill Cemetery was captured in October 2018.

The "bullies scene" was filmed at the top of the pathway.

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