It has finally been made official.
I’m very sure that as a kid I watched the original Hocus Pocus. I’m sure that I enjoyed it, but I only have vague memories, it is not one of those classic films that I saw many times growing up, but it is one that many would have and it has a lot of fondness with people.
I think I’m correct in saying the original, staring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker was not a massive hit, but with the passage of time its reached cult status. This, and continued eagerness to tap into all things nostalgic make this decision not very surprising. And being the current times we live in, Hocus Pocus 2 (looks like that is the title they are going with) will be released on Disney Plus next year .Something for fans to look forward to.
Now, I couldn’t even remember what the original storyline was, but a quick Google tells me, as does it that the sequel will be the same kind of thing. This means that the Sanderson sisters will once again be unleashed and must work out a way to stop witches from causing all kinds of trouble (which seems to involve wanting to eat kids, in a PG-friendly way I’m sure!)
Well, if I do end up wanting to watch the second Hocus Pocus I’ll make sure to see why the first one has become a cult hit first. As I say, I remember very little of it but I’m guessing a lot of it comes down to the above cast members!
Were you a fan of the original, and are you looking forward to the sequel ?