Spooky season is officially here, which means it’s time to watch some Halloween-themed flicks!
It’s not Halloween if we don’t mention the 1993 classic Hocus Pocus. In September 2022, Hocus Pocus 2 premiered on Disney+. Bette Midler, who reprised her role as Winifred Sanderson, revealed what fans could expect from the sequel.
“There are three young girls who are relatively new to the world. They’re not witches, but they have the potential to become witches, to follow in our footsteps,” Bette told Entertainment Weekly in September 2022. “Pitting the young against the veterans, it’s a conflict that audiences like to see. Who’s going to win? Or, is anybody going to win? It’s well thought-out and constructed, and it’ll be satisfying because it’s conflict, but conflict in a great special effects way, and a great magical way.”
While not much changed with the characters, the actors did reveal the mind tweaks they made when bringing the witches to life.
“You’ll see that Mary’s mouth is now on the other side,” Kathy Najimy, who played Mary, told EW at the time. “We can justify it because there’s a scene at the beginning where Winnie slaps me, and my mouth goes to the other side, and then she slaps me again and it goes to the other side, and sticks. It’s on the other side mainly because it’s so hard for me to do it on the side I did it on 30 years ago.”
This isn’t the only Halloween movie that’s stood the test of time! Halloweentown will always be iconic. The Disney Channel Original Movie also premiered in 1993 and has since spanned multiple generations because of the multiple sequels.
“The movies have definitely meant a lot to me just growing up, and now that they mean a lot to other people, it makes it so much more significant,” the films’ star Kimberly J. Brown told E! News in October 2021. Bring back the Piper family, we’re ready to go back to Halloweentown.
Wondering where you can stream them all? Don’t worry, we made a guide for that too! Click through our gallery for a list of all the spooky movies that you just have to watch before Halloween.
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