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Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker in “Hocus Pocus 2.”
The Sanderson sisters are back in “Hocus Pocus 2.” The sequel to the cult-classic Halloween movie hits Disney Plus on September 30, nearly 30 years after the original movie’s release in 1993.
In the new film, three high school students accidentally summon a trio of witches on Halloween night. The teenagers must then work together to stop them before they wreak havoc on the town of Salem. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy all reprise their roles from the first “Hocus Pocus.”
Check out the teaser trailer for ‘Hocus Pocus 2’
Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, and Belissa Escobedo star as the high school students. Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, and Sam Richardson also appear in the sequel as new characters.
How to watch ‘Hocus Pocus 2’
You can watch “Hocus Pocus 2” exclusively on Disney Plus beginning September 30. The new movie will be available for all subscribers to stream at no extra cost.
Disney Plus costs $8 a month for ad-free access to the service’s entire streaming library. You can also download programs for offline viewing and stream select titles in up to 4K quality.
For more movies and TV shows, you can sign up for the Disney Bundle, which includes Disney Plus, ad-supported Hulu, and ESPN+ for $14 a month. You can also get ad-free Hulu in the bundle for $20 a month. Either way, you’ll be saving $8 a month compared to paying the regular combined price of all three services.
Disney Plus is available to stream on most connected devices, including smartphones, tablets, streaming media players, and smart TVs. Check out Disney Plus’ website for a full list of supported devices.
Which original cast members are returning for ‘Hocus Pocus 2’?
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are reprising their roles as Winnie, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson. The trio of witches are from the 1600s and a special spell can be used to resurrect them on Halloween night.
Doug Jones is also returning for the sequel; he plays Billy Butcherson, an ex-boyfriend of Winnie’s who was poisoned and brought back to life as a zombie.
As of writing, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, and Vinessa Shaw are not slated to reprise their roles in the sequel.
Where can I watch the original ‘Hocus Pocus’ from 1993?
In “Hocus Pocus,” the Sanderson sisters are summoned and resurrected by a teenage boy on Halloween night. With the help of a magical cat, the teenager and his sister must steal the sisters’ book of spells before they can use it to become immortal.