Hocus Pocus 2 Resurrects and Reunites The Sanderson Sisters On Disney+

Hocus Pocus 2 is spooktacular. It is everything I could have wanted and more in a sequel. I want to first say thank you to Disney+ for allowing me the opportunity to screen it early. I was also included in a virtual press junket with the cast this week, and I was invited to the premiere in NYC (sadly I could not make it). I loved all the callbacks, the humor, and the two musical numbers. It was beyond magical to see my three favorite witches again in a sequel to a movie that I love.

It's been 29 years since the witches of Hocus Pocus first put a spell on the actresses who brought them to life in Disney's 1993 classic. The black flame candle has been lit again (this time by a girl) and there is no need to worry because Hocus Pocus 2 is delightful and everyone will love it. I grew up watching Hocus Pocus every Halloween season. I have loved sharing it with my kids, and now we have a new sequel to watch that just makes me smile.  The witches are back 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.

What I love love love most about this movie is how it begins! We learn about the Sanderson sisters and how they became witches. It starts off with Winifred, Sarah, and Mary as young girls. We even see a young Billy Butcherson! I fell in love with the young actors who play Winifred, Sarah and Mary. They did an outstanding job with their roles.

The entire movie is fantastic and will have you smiling. Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker picked up right where they left off and I love the callbacks and that the movie takes place on Halloween night, so make sure you keep those eyes peeled for the most epic throwback costumes! I also love that they brought back Doug Jones, who plays Billy Butcherson. The story is well written and I love that it teaches a lesson. A witch is nothing without her coven. The movie even gets very emotional at the end. For people like me who love Hocus Pocus and the Sanderson Sisters you may want to have some tissues close by.  Make sure you watch until the very very end.  Watch all the credits because there is an ending scene you will not want to miss.

Hocus Pocus 2 also stars Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, Lilia Buckingham, Froy Gutierrez, with Tony Hale and Hannah Waddingham. The film is directed by Anne Fletcher from a screenplay by Jen D’Angelo and a story by David Kirschner & Blake Harris and Jen D’Angelo, produced by Lynn Harris, with Ralph Winter, David Kirschner and Adam Shankman serving as executive producers.

On Wednesday I was honored to be included to a press junket for Hocus Pocus 2. The cast shared how it feels for the movie to finally be coming out and why the original is such a classic. They talked about the musical numbers, the sisterhood of the Sanderson Sisters, and so much more.

You can watch Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+ 

If you are looking for some fun recipes or crafts for Hocus Pocus 2 check these out!

Let's DIY a Hocus Pocus 2 cauldron. This craft was so easy to make and very reasonable. I already owned a cauldron, I used an old soccer ball that we no longer used to fill the cauldron, placed some black felt around the soccer ball for filler, and started gluing the iridescent ornaments from Hobby Lobby. I used 1 box of the small iridescent ornaments and 3 boxes of the medium size iridescent ornaments. I tied a ribbon around the cauldron and added lights.

Watch the tutorial here

These crescent witch hats were so easy. Just roll each piece out onto parchment paper and roll up halfway making a witch hat. Once you are done sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake them at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

Watch the tutorial here

Caramel apple nachos?! Yes please! These are so easy to make and they were a hit with the whole family. They are so much easier to eat than a caramel apple on a stick and kids will love them. There are so many toppings you could add, but here is what I used: a bag of apples, melted caramel, crushed peanuts, and sprinkles.

Watch the tutorial here

Get creative and craft your own Sanderson sisters.  You can print them out here.