The film reunites the original trio of Sanderson sisters Winnie, Sarah and Mary (played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy respectively), the sibling witches who were killed in 17th century Salem and then resurrected on Halloween 1993 to wreak havoc across the world trouble for the city’s current residents. A relative flop in its first release, Hocus Pocus became a cult favorite on cable, airing year after year for Halloween on the Disney Channel.
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In addition to Midler, Najimy and Parker, Hocus Pocus 2 also features Doug Jones reprising his role as Billy Butcherson, Winnie’s ex-boyfriend who returns to life as a zombie in the present and ends up settling in with today’s kids who oppose the Sandersons. New members of the sequel’s cast include Sam Richardson, Tony Hale and Ted Lasso‘s Hannah Waddingham.
Here is the new film’s official synopsis:
It has been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected on the 17thThcentury sisters and they are looking for revenge. Now it’s up to three high school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking havoc on Salem before dawn on Halloween.
Hocus Pocus 2 premieres on Disney+ on September 30.
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