After airing 20 years ago, the beloved movie Hocus Pocus might have a sequel coming, according to the film’s writer. This has been highly anticipated by fans as the first film was widely celebrated as the perfect Halloween movie.
In a recent talk with Forbes, Mick Garris talks about cult following, and a TV special that is rumored to be in the work but he is not involved.
“There have been rumors of a Hocus Pocus sequel for the last 10 years that will not die,”
“I have heard they are developing the script, I haven’t been involved in it but I think there will be a sequel it might be for Disney Channel or Freeform or ABC. I think it will be for television but I hear that it is moving ahead.”
Many people celebrate Halloween with horror films, but Hocus Pocus has become very popular over the years. Including new Hocus Pocus costumes and other decor from Spirit Halloween.
“Now it has become an annual thing at the El Capitan on Hollywood Boulevard and the show is sold out,” “I went there last year and one of the ushers actually recognized me and gave me a tour of the theater. Generation after generation, it’s kind of remarkable and fantastic to have something brought to the screen like that and to have it embraced generation after generation. Everybody I meet, it’s either their daughters or their own favorite movie and it’s incredibly exciting.”
When Garris spoke to PopCulture.com earlier this year, he revealed:
“one of the film’s most famous lines, in which a character expresses admiration for a woman’s “yabbos,” wasn’t written by the story’s creator.”
Garris also confesses:
“I’m afraid I can’t take credit for the yabbos,”
“I must tell you, every time I see it with an audience, that gets a huge laugh. Even though I’d never heard it before, but they always laugh.”
“After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.”
The film stars:
Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson
Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson
Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson
Omri Katz as Max
Thora Birch as Dani
Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson