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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Costume Designer Salvador Perez on Bringing New Meaning to the Lore Behind the Iconic Costumes: “I Gave Them a Backstory”

Hocus Pocus 2 costume designer Salvador Perez helped give the Sanderson sisters a modern update. And while the iconic witches (played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy) are just as bewitching as you may remember them from the 1993 Halloween cult classic, the sequel finds the sisters with new costume details that […]

Family Frights: 23 Kid-Friendly Scary Films for Halloween

For some people, Halloween is all about aesthetics and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. For others, the holiday’s purpose comes down to the spooky aspects of Oct. 31. For those who have kids, sometimes leaning into the horror of Halloween is a little tougher, at least while they’re young. But that doesn’t have to be the case. […]

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Team on “Wish Fulfillment” Behind “Exciting” Reveal, Meta Callback to First Film

[The following story contains spoilers from Hocus Pocus 2.] When the team behind Hocus Pocus 2 decided to embark upon a sequel to the beloved Halloween film, they faced the challenge of trying to figure out how to capture what people loved about the original movie while not repeating the same story from 1993. “It’s […]

‘Hocus Pocus’ Stars: Where Are They Now?

Take a look back at what the actors who played the Sanderson sisters and other characters have been up to since the beloved film was released.

Where to Watch ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Online and Shop the Best Sanderson Sisters-Inspired Merch

The Sanderson sisters are back. After being revived with the Black Flame candle 29 years ago on All Hallow’s Eve, the 17th-century witches are running amok, amok, amok, amok again in Hocus Pocus 2. Out today, the Disney+ original sequel to 1992’s Hocus Pocus stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as Winifred, […]

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Review: The Sanderson Sisters Are Back in Disney+’s Nostalgia-Heavy Sequel

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy reprise their roles in the follow-up to the 1993 film about a group of kids who accidentally revive a powerful coven of witches.

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Trailer Conjures Up Big Numbers for Disney+

Talk about bewitching. The first teaser trailer for Hocus Pocus 2 conjured up big numbers for Disney+, drawing 43.6 million views in its first 24 hours. The piece, released on June 28, outperformed such high-profile Disney+ branded content as The Book of Boba Fett (23 million), the Mandalorian teasers for the first two seasons (35 […]

The Sanderson Sisters Are Back in ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Teaser Trailer

Some legends never die. The Sanderson Sisters are back in the first teaser trailer for Hocus Pocus 2, and they’re as child-hungry as ever. The sequel to the classic Halloween movie reunites Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson, respectively, and takes place 29 years after the original. The […]

Sam Richardson Joins ‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel (Exclusive)

Sam Richardson is getting in the Halloween spirit for the Hocus Pocus sequel. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the Veep actor is in final negotiations to appear alongside stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in the Disney+ feature. Hocus Pocus 2 is a follow-up to the 1993 comedy that starred Midler, Parker […]

Disney+ Sets ‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel for 2022

Disney+ is officially conjuring up a new Hocus Pocus movie, with the streaming service announcing the sequel will be released in 2022. Disney+ also confirmed that The Proposal filmmaker Anne Fletcher is taking over directing duties from Adam Shankman, who previously was attached to direct and remains on as an executive producer. Hocus Pocus 2 […]