Who Was the Ultimate '90s Halloween Teen Dream: Casper or 'Hocus Pocus' Hottie Max?
The '90s were an incredible time to go through the pangs of adolescence. We had the best over-sized technology, the most dangerous toys, and more teen heartthrob magazines than Sherlock has Tumblr pages. Though the '90s was an era of the dreamiest of dreamboats, there was a special breed of dreamboat that came about in in the early to mid '90s: the Halloween Teen Dream. Oh yes, Halloween movies weren't just for scaring the living daylights out of you and giving you an excuse to sleep with the light on well beyond a culturally-defined-as-norm age. The '90s proved that Halloween was also for mega movie crushes.
The contenders for the ultimate Halloween teen dream are Devon Sawa as Casper in Casper and Omri Katz as Max in Hocus Pocus . The dreaminess of said dreamboat is not based on the popularity of their respective films. If that were the case, Katz would win no contest, as Hocus Pocu s has reached a cult-like devotion in the age of the Internet. Rather, their status will be based on a highly scientific calibration of hair, ability to wear ill-fitting clothes and still look adorable, and overall swoon-worthiness.
Fans of the fellas who used to make you want to go ghost hunting and conjure up some witches, I give you The Ultimate Halloween Teen Dream Face-Off!
Category One: That Sweet, Sweet Center Part
A crucial element to any heartthrob of the '90s, the center part/long hair look was always worthy of crushin' on.
The Winner: CASPER BY A LANDSLIDE! Sure, Max has that whole skater boy grease look going, but we all know Travis from Clueless did it way better. Casper's is just so, well, perfect.
Category Two: Angst
If you really want to win the hearts of teens, you've got to have lots and lots of angst. Did Shawn Hunter teach you nothing?
Winner: This one goes to Max. Sure, being a ghost is hard, but unleashing ancient witches onto your town while simultaneously dealing with being the new kid, crushing deeply on your classmate, AND trying to save your sister's life is much, much harder.
Category Three: Inducing Weird Feelings
The Winner: It's a tie! For starters, let's talk about the fact that for the majority of the movie Casper is an actual ghost and he's still all dreamy-like. However strange that may have felt, Hocus Pocus came out first and therefore brought upon my first "hey that boy is cute and doesn't make me want to throw worms in his face" sort of feelings. IT'S TOO HARD TO DECIDE!
THE OVERALL WINNER
CASPER! I mean come on, based on "Can I Keep You?" alone, Devon Sawa cemented his position as the most-worthy-of-plastering-all-over-your-walls-level teen dream. In Casper, The Little Giants, and especially Now and Then.
I could not even before I even know what it meant to NOT EVEN. Poor Max. Sorry, bro, but let's be real here, the human version of Binx was way hotter.