Ever since Hocus Pocus first hit theaters in 1993 it quickly became a fan-favorite Halloween flick. Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Doug Jones and Vinessa Shaw, the film followed the story of Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson, three witches who come back to life after they have been dead for 300 years when a teenager named Max lights the black flame candle. While Max, his sister and his girlfriend attempt to kill the three witches, the hags try to kidnap all the children in Salem, Massachusetts, so they can stay young forever.
Nearly 30 years later, and the spooky movie is still a classic Halloween film with a possible sequel on the way! Rumors about a Hocus Pocus 2 have been swirling, especially after Disney released the novel Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel in 2018 to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary. Even though details about bringing the witches back have been kept under wraps, Variety confirmed in March that a sequel would be coming to Disney+ in the near future.
Until the new film is released, fans of the Sanderson sisters are still able to watch Hocus Pocus on repeat all October long (and even after) thanks to Disney’s streaming service. But as it turns out, the classic flick wasn’t all talking cats and broomsticks when the cast was on set back in the day. There’s actually a bunch of seriously shocking behind-the-scenes secrets about the spellbinding movie. Scroll through our gallery to uncover them all!
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