At today’s presentation at D23 Expo, Disney has revealed the official trailer for the upcoming sequel to Hocus Pocus, the 1993 fantasy comedy horror movie starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches from the 17th century who will be awakened once again on Halloween night. The movie will debut exclusively on Disney+ on September 30, 2022.
Check the official trailer and the official synopsis down below:
“It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve.” — Hocus Pocus 2, official synopsis
The original Hocus Pocus movie was released in 1993, directed by Kenny Ortega. Although the movie received mixed reviews and was a disappointment at the box office, the annual airings every Halloween season eventually turned this movie into a timeless classic.
The story followed the Sanderson sisters, a trio of villainous but comedic witches who were discovered and executed on Halloween night in 17th-century Salem, Massachusetts. However, 300 years later, they were inadvertently resurrected by a teenage boy. They were eventually defeated, but now, almost 3 decades later, they are set to return again.
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are back as wicked Sanderson sisters. The movie is also starring Doug Jones, Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belisa Escobedo, Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Paige Henderson, and Nina Kitchen. Written by Jen D’Angelo, the movie is directed by Anne Fletcher.
Hocus Pocus 2 will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on September 30.