|“||So let's light the sucker and meet the old broads.||„|
|~ Max Dennison foolishly daring Allison and his sister Dani to light the Black Flame Candle.|
|“||A virgin... lit the candle.||„|
|~ Daniella "Dani" Dennison to her brother Max who ignored her warning about never lighting the Black Flame Candle.|
The Black Flame Candle is a magical candle that lit a black flame composed of not just fire but of darkness and it brought back the Sanderson Sisters Winnie, Sarah, and Mary, from beyond the grave, and it plays a role in the 1993 Disney movie Hocus Pocus.
As written and explained in the Sanderson Sisters' Spellbook, made from the fat of a hanged man, the Black Flame Candle, if lit by a virgin on All Hallows' Eve (Halloween) during a full moon, would raise the spirits of the deceased for as long as the flame burned (which was for one night only).
Just as the name describes, the Candle literally burns a black flame but it shines no candlelight, likely because it is dark magic and the fire itself that candle lits, is composed of pure darkness.
Max Dennison, making fun of the legends of the Sanderson Sister witches, lit the candle, ignoring his sister Dani's warnings and in doing so, arose the Sanderson Sisters from the dead. The talking black cat who helped Max, Dani and his girlfriend Allison escaped from the Sanderson Sisters, was actually the immortalized Thackery Binx, a teenager who cursed by the same 3 witches to live forever, was preventing anyone from trying to lit the cursed candle and guarding the Sanderson house for 3 centuries but now failed due to Max's ignorance.
When the sun rises at dawn, it reveals that the fire of the Black Flame Candle is depleted and gone, and with it, the magic that resurrected the Sanderson Sisters is no more. Winnie along with her 2 sisters dies and are gone forever.
The mystical power of the Black Flame Candle is dubbed "Black Flame Candle Spell" as written in one of the pages of the Spellbook. The words and even the incantation describing the Black Flame Candle's magic are read:
One all [All] Hallows' Eve, when the moon is around
A virgin will summon thee from under the ground.
Solaten omnes saculorem tuba nriirum est