Hocus Pocus" Movie Review: Why This Spooky Classic is a Must-Watch for Halloween Fans

Hold onto your broomsticks, witches and warlocks, because I have some exciting news for all you "Hocus Pocus" fans out there! It looks like Disney is brewing up some more magic with a third installment of the beloved franchise. After the success of the sequel, "Hocus Pocus 2," it's no surprise that the studio is conjuring up some more spooky fun for us to enjoy. As a celebrity news expert, I've got all the details on what we can expect from "Hocus Pocus 3."

What We Know So Far

While details are still under wraps, we do know that the film is currently in development at Disney. The script is being written by none other than Mick Garris, who was the writer and producer for the first two films. And if that's not enough to get your cauldron bubbling, we also know that the original Sanderson sisters, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, are all on board to reprise their roles.

What We Can Expect

If the first two films are anything to go by, we can expect plenty of witchy shenanigans and Halloween-themed hijinks. The "Hocus Pocus" franchise has always been known for its spooky humor, so I'm sure we'll see plenty of that in the third installment. We can also expect some new characters to be introduced, as well as some old favorites returning. And of course, we can expect some catchy musical numbers to get stuck in our heads for days on end.

Fun Facts

  • The original "Hocus Pocus" film was released in 1993 and was not a box office success. It wasn't until it started airing on TV that it gained a cult following and became the beloved classic it is today.
  • Bette Midler was initially hesitant to take on the role of Winifred Sanderson, as she had never played a villain before. But she ultimately decided to take the part and has since said that it's one of her favorite roles she's ever played.
  • The infamous "I Put a Spell on You" musical number was originally supposed to be a ballad. But when Bette Midler heard the song, she suggested they make it an upbeat, show-stopping number instead.

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what kind of trouble the Sanderson sisters get up to in "Hocus Pocus 3." Keep an eye on this space for more updates, and in the meantime, brush up on your broom-flying skills and stock up on candy corn. It's going to be a wild ride!