Sistaaaahs! The Black Flame candle is ignited once again, as Disney unveiled the teaser trailer for the sequel to the classic Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus, nearly 30 years later.
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy return as the delightfully wicked Sanderson Sisters Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson, respectively. The teaser opens on a scene of three high school students played by Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo and Lilia Buckingham, who are discussing their plans for that night.
“Birthday ritual: scary movie marathon, same as every year,” Becca (Peak) tells Cassie (Buckingham), as clips play of Becca and Izzy (Escobedo) visiting a magic shop and reciting a ritualistic prayer for Becca’s 16th birthday — only to realize the chanting works and the Black Flame Candle is officially lit. A red crack opens up in the ground beneath the girls as they try to run away. “Lock up your children!” Winifred (Midler) says. “Yes, Salem, we’re back!”
The witches are then greeted by townspeople dressed up as the Sanderson Sisters, paying tribute to the scenes in Hocus Pocus where everyone assumed they were women just dressing up as the witches. When they’re told they’re probably looking for the stage, Midler’s Winifred replies, “Always.”
Hocus Pocus 2 also stars Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Hannah Waddingham, Froyan Gutierrez and Tony Hale. The sequel streams on Disney+ on September 30.
Watch the teaser below: