Let’s head back to 1993, and to a movie that I have to admit being one of my favourites, Hocus Pocus, which starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson Sisters a trio of Witches that were hanged by the nice folks in Salem after kidnapping and sucking the life out of a young girl.
Oh yes and they also turned her brother who attempted to rescue her from the clutches of the witches into a cat and cursed him to live forever. This Disney production was and remains a popular movie with kids of all ages. For many years now fans of the film have been begging Disney for a sequel, well the wait is now over, and Hocus Pocus 2 comes to Disney + on September 30th 2022. The three main characters return to the contemporary world to wreak havoc, run amuck and continue to suck the life out of innocent children, whilst at the same time raising more than a smile from any watching audience. Apart from being a great movie the original film also contained one of the best scores of the 1990,s which was the work of the highly talented American composer John Debney.
I am pleased to say that Mr. Debney returns along with the Sanderson Sisters for Hocus Pocus 2. So how do the Sanderson’s get to be resurrected once again after being despatched at the end of the original movie? Well, this time three young women accidentally bring them back to modern-day Salem and after doing so soon realise that they too must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from again going on a snatching rampage to give them the gift of youth.
The world may have been free of Winifred, Mary, and Sarah for nearly three decades, but they return and are ready to inflict even more fear and unease via their black magic and hap hazard antics. The new movie is directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Jen D’Angelo.
If you have not watched the original movie for a while and not returned to John Debney’s fantastic score for a few months, now is the time to watch and listen again, to get you ready for the return of the Witches. Stand by for magic, mayhem, and raucous goings on, in another dramatic, comedic and exciting instalment that pitches good against not so good. Cant wait……..
HOCUS POCUS 2, PREMIERES ON DISNEY + ON SEPTEMBER 30TH 2022.