I was never allowed to trick-or-treat as a kid, so I mostly spent Halloween watching spooky movies by myself. My favorite was Hocus Pocus, the tale of three executed Salem witches (played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and a pre-Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker) who are brought back to life 300 years later, after an anxious-to-impress virgin lights the magical Black Flame Candle.
When it was released in theaters in 1993, the film was widely considered to be both a commercial and critical flop. But 22 years later,Hocus Pocus has solidified itself as a cult classic. And now, there are rumors of a sequel.
Hocus Pocus producer David Kirschner said in an interview with Yahoo! this week that he was definitely on board for a sequel and had even pitched the idea to Disney a couple of years ago. The studio wasn't down for his idea of a theatrical release (boo), but Kirschner said there was still a possibility of Hocus Pocus 2 as a Disney Channel Original Movie.
The cast has also made mention of a possible sequel, though nothing definitive. Sarah Jessica Parker recently told Buzzfeed that she would do a sequel even though "she got into so much trouble on Twitter for it." Bette Midler joked on Twitter that the sequel was delayed because Disney was "having trouble finding a virgin."
For now, Kirschner is still waiting to hear back from the Disney Channel studios, but we can only hope that they will make the obviously right decision.
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