Why was I cursed with such wretched sisters?! Just lucky, I guess! The Halloween hit Hocus Pocus debuted in 1993, and ever since it was released on home video a few months later, has grown to a household-name level of popularity. The Sanderson sisters are coming back once more to bubble their cauldron in Hocus Pocus 2, releasing in the fall of 2022.
If you’re running amuck waiting for this Hocus Pocus sequel to release, keep reading for all the witchy details on our favorite Salem sisters!
Hocus Pocus 2: Everything We Know
Hocus Pocus 2 Plot
It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters who were executed for practicing witchcraft, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to figure out how to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before midnight on All Hallow’s Eve.
More details are filled in by speculation from IllumiNerdi: Becca is an aspiring witch who manages to get her hands on a new dark flame candle at the town’s magic shop located in the Sanderson Sisters’ old cottage. Along with her classmate “Izzy,” a confident oddball, Becca mistakenly summons the Sanderson Sisters on Halloween night, leading to chaos in the town as the girls race to find a way to stop the witches who still seek youth and immortality.
And it looks like the sisters will not only come across Becca and Izzy, but “Giles” the owner of the magic shop in their former home, “Sam” a classmate of the girls and magician who works at Giles’ magic shop who also has a crush on Becca, and Becca’s kind and cheerful stepmother “Luann” who is an outsider in her own right.
Hocus Pocus Book Sequel
Some avid Hocus Pocus fans may know about the Disney Book that extended the original screenplay into a novel and sequel form. In this New York Times bestseller, Max and Allison marry and have a child named Poppy. Poppy is 17-years-old when she encounters the Sanderson Sisters and needs to fight them off on Halloween night, just like her parents did. This storyline brings back the witches for another night of mischief and continues the Max/Allison storyline. While we now know the plot of Hocus Pocus 2 will not follow Max or Allison, it does seem that Poppy’s story is eerily similar to the existing synopsis of the sequel film. The official Disney Books account shares more about the novel:
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Search for Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel on DisneyBooks.com. Link in bio or tap on the tag in the photo to shop. About the Book:
Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.
Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on Earth to torment Salem for all eternity.
Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don’t quite go as planned, it’s a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches’ latest vile scheme.
Hocus Pocus 2 Filming Location
Hocus Pocus 2 Cast
Hocus Pocus 2 Release Date
The Halloween film is scheduled to release exclusively on Disney+ in the fall of 2022, with no expected theatrical run. However, Disney may change plans and release the at-home and in-theater versions at the same time, or could drastically change viewer expectation and run Hocus Pocus 2 as a Premier Access offering for an additional cost. Stay tuned for more information about the Hocus Pocus 2 release date and the festivities surrounding the fall debut.
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