By George Bate
“We’re back, witches.”
Nearly 30 years after the iconic original, the Sanderson Sisters are back in Hocus Pocus 2. The highly anticipated sequel to the family horror/comedy classic will debut Friday September 30th on Disney+.
Disney recently revealed a first look at the new film. The teaser trailer can be seen below.
Accompanying the teaser trailer is a spooky poster spotlighting the three villainous Sanderson Sisters.
The film’s official description reads as follows, “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 comes from director Anne Fletcher (Dumplin’, The Proposal). The teaser trailer for the sequel shows stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker reprising their roles as the deadly witches threatening the youth of Salem, Massachusetts.
The teaser shows the Black Flame Candle lit up again, signaling the return of the Sisters. “Lock up your children!” Midler’s Winifred proclaims. “Yes, Salem! We’re back!”
One of Hocus Pocus’ most memorable moments was the mesmerizing rendition of “I Put a Spell On You.” It appears that Hocus Pocus 2 will similarly feature a musical performance. At a Halloween festival, someone asks the sisters, “I bet you’re looking for the stage?” Midler wonderfully replies, “Always.” Looks like audiences will be put under another spell come the release of Hocus Pocus 2 on September 30.