With Halloween right around the corner, that means it’s socially acceptable to watch Hocus Pocus on loop, right? (Right!) No matter how many years pass, the beloved film is still a seasonal favorite thanks to the classic story and the talented cast.
That said, it’s been quite some time (28 years, to be exact) since Thora Birch, Omri Katz, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and more brought to life the tale of the Sanderson Sisters and the virgin who lit the candle.
Thankfully, many of the actors and actresses still keep in touch to this day. In fact, in October 2019, Omri; who played Max Dennison; Vinessa Shaw; who played Allison; Doug Jones; who played Billy Butcherson; Tobias Jelinek; who played Jay, and Larry Bagby, who played Ernie, had the sweetest reunion ever.
The group snapped some adorable selfies … and let’s just say, the nostalgia was real!
As for Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson, a virtual Hocus Pocus was held in October 2020. Bette, Sarah Jessica and Kathy reunited to raise money for the New York Restoration Project. NYRP was founded by Bette in 1995 and is an organization dedicated to creating and transforming outdoor spaces in New York City.
Although Hocus Pocus 2 won’t be ready come Halloween 2021, Disney+ has confirmed the highly anticipated sequel will hit the streaming platform in fall 2022. “Sistaaaahs! It’s been 300 years … But we’re BACK!” Bette tweeted in May 2021.
We can’t wait!
Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of the original cast of Hocus Pocus then vs. now.
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