It’s time for some fearful fun with Hocus Pocus, a 1993 Disney family film that follows three kids who inadvertently free a trio of murderous witches. Now, it’s up to them and their freaky familiar sidekicks to stage an ultimate showdown with Victor Salva’s otherworldly creations to save their town. The sequel will be set in modern times. The Sanderson sisters are back and they are out to get a teenage girl who is in Salem for the summer. Little do they know, the young woman believes herself to be a witch and is planning on using her powers to eliminate them once and for all. It is unknown whether or not Hocus Pocus director Kenny Ortega will return to direct the sequel or not.
Release Date: September 30, 2022.
Country: United States.
Running Time: 103 minutes.
IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
Cast And Crew :
Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Screenplay by: Jen D’Angelo
- David Kirschner
- Blake Harris
- Jen D’Angelo
Based on: Characters by Mick Garris David Kirschner.
Produced by: Lynn Harris
- Bette Midler as Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson
- Taylor Paige Henderson as young Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson
- Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson
- Nina Kitchen as young Mary Sanderson
- Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson
- Juju Journey Brener as young Sarah Sanderson
- Whitney Peak as Becca
- Belissa Escobedo as Izzy
- Lilia Buckingham as Cassie Trask
- Sam Richardson as Gilbert
- Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson
- Austin J. Ryan as young Billy
- Tony Hale as Jefry Traske
- Hannah Waddingham as the Mother Witch
What is the movie about?
Enter Sandman, Enter the Sanderson Sisters. The film will follow the three immortal witches from the first film: Lily, Max, and Danii. It will take place in modern times. The idea for a sequel to Hocus Pocus was first conceived by Amy Zimmer, who wrote the original film after she had watched her daughter watch one of the earlier Disney Channel Original Movies that had been based on a Disney movie – like High School Musical or Camp Rock – with its “Disney scenes” from Hocus Pocus whenever someone told her about it. Then she just knew that if no one else was going to make a sequel, then she would make one herself.
Who should watch this comedy movie?
Adults will be able to enjoy it but Disney Movie Critic, Shawna Malcolm, who watched the movie (which she termed R rated) said: “This is a dark and edgy comedy that I think anyone would enjoy seeing on the big screen. It’s not for anyone under the age of PG-13.”
What are the critics saying about Hocus Pocus 2?
Critics point out that Hocus Pocus 2 would be made by a different person or team than the first film. They also acknowledge that some of the scenes which were originally intended for the first film were cut, edited, and stored. Although these scenes were supposed to show what happened to Max, Danii, and Allison after they defeated Lilith and her sisters, it is unknown if they will be used in the sequel but it is possible because they have not been destroyed by anyone.
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