Hocus Pocus 2—starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy in reprisals of their original roles, and now, Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, and Belissa Escobedo

The two storylines converge under the full moon on Halloween, when Max Dennison (Omri Katz) lights a cursed candle inside the witches’ old cottage in an attempt to impress his crush

Allison Watts (Vinessa Shaw). Max, of course, accidentally resurrects the witches, who must drain the lifeforce of a child before dawn or risk turning to dust.

Magic and mayhem ensue, as the Dennison siblings are aided by a zombie with a penchant for losing his head (Doug Jones) and a talking black cat named Binx.


The plot itself arose from a bedtime story that Kirschner told his two young daughters in the 1980s.


The now-favorite was, by all accounts, a box office flop. With a budget of $28 million, Hocus Pocus brought in about $45 million globally


Slowly but surely, Hocus Pocus became a seasonal staple, especially for those nostalgic millennials who caught it on Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween.

Hocus Pocus 2 serves as both a prequel and a sequel, opening in 1653 Salem on the origin story of the Sanderson sisters.

For those not equipped with Disney+, the subscription charge is $7.99 a month or a one-off yearly charge of $79.99. That would make it, for the month it is released, cheaper than a theater ticket.

As mentioned previously, The Sanderson Sisters Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica-Parker are all reprising their roles.

However, back in July 2018, a book by the name of Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel was released.