Hocus Pocus 2 has returned with the Sanderson sisters, Sarah Jessica Parker taking her place in the witchy coven. She is on a mission for revenge against modern-day Salem.
Hocus Pocus has been almost 30 years since it was first introduced to the Halloween entertainment list. This American comedy horror gave 90s children all the creeps with its frightening plotline and creepy characters.
The 1993 film stars Bette Middler and Sarah Jessica Parker as the witchy Sanderson siblings. It has slowly become a cult favorite due to regular screenings on Disney Channel in September and October. This is a popular Halloween movie that everyone will enjoy, especially if you are looking for movies to share with the whole family.
It’s not surprising that a sequel to Hocus Pocus was approved after so many people loved the original. A sequel was confirmed in October 2019 and it was announced by Bette Middler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy that they would all be reprising their roles as the magic trio.
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WHAT IS THE ORIGINAL HOCUS POCUS ABOUT?
Hocus Pocus introduced the audience to the Sanderson sisters. These three witches were executed in Salem’s witch trials. They are now back from the dead after 300 year to exact revenge on Massachusetts. Max, a teenage boy, accidentally releases the supernatural squad. He must now embark on a mission that will stop it from terrorizing Salem and making him immortal.
WHAT IS HOCUS POCUS 2 ABOUT?
Hocus Pocus 2 features the three Sanderson sisters returning to Salem, having narrowly escaped death in the first film. However, the sequel is slightly different than its predecessor. The witches are brought back to life this time by three teenage girls, rather than an adolescent male. This also means Max (played by Omri Katz) will not be in Hocus Pocus 2.
High school students Becca and Cassie will invoke the evil witches again, just like Max. They lit the same Black Flame Candle as in the first film. Before the Sandersons demolish Salem, the teenagers will have to stop them.
WHO IS IN THE CAST OF HOCUS POCUS 2?
Sarah Jessica Parker is back for Hocus Pocus 2 to play Sarah Sanderson, one of the most elusive of the three sisters. Much excitement was generated by the original film’s fans.
Bette Middler, Kathy Ann Najimy, and Mary Sanderson have been recast as their roles. Doug Jones, the ex-boyfriend of Winnie Butcherson, will also be appearing in the sequel.
Whitney Peak and Belissa Eccobedo will play Becca and Izzy. They are the characters who light the Black Candle Flame. Lilia Buckingham will join them as Cassie, the third member of the teenage trio.
WHAT TIME WILL HOCUS POCUS 2 BE PUBLISHED?
Hocus Pocus 2 premieres on Disney Plus Friday, September 30, 2022. You can also watch the original Hocus Pocus on a number of streaming services including Prime Video and Apple TV.