Hocus Pocus (I & II)
Doug Jones may be most known by fans of a certain age for his role in Hocus Pocus, and its more recent sequel. If you aren’t sure who Jones was in the film, that’s because he’s once again under pounds of makeup. The film revolves around the Sanderson sisters, three witches who get brought back by accident to wreak havoc once again, several hundred years after their deaths.
One of the creatures the witches summon to help them is a man named Billy Butcherson, a reanimated zombie from the same time period as the Sanderson sisters, but after running afoul with the head sister Winifred, she curses him, sews his mouth shut, and has him buried. The lengthy, mostly mute zombie, is of course played by Jones.
He would go on to get some lines in the first film, revealing he has no desire to help the sisters, and later goes back to sleep once the witches are defeated. Jones has a bigger role in the second film, but only when counting lines.
The character has a bigger and more important role but Jones only plays the elder, undead version of the character. Still, he’s given quite a bit to do considering how minimal his role was in the first film.