It’s October, which means the spooky season is upon us. As everyone counts down to Halloween, many fans of the holiday will tune into the best Halloween films.
There’s scary, silly, and everything in between, but without a doubt, one of the season’s most beloved films is 1993’s Hocus Pocus.
Hocus Pocus is made great by the trio of Sanderson sisters, portrayed by a trio of equally fabulous actresses. Bette Midler played Winifred Sanderson, the clear leader of the three. She was brought back to life after a skeptical teen lit the Black Flame Candle on Halloween during a full moon. Bette was bigger than big when she landed the role, and it’s been one of many that her fans have loved her in.
She’s most recently appeared in the Murphy Brown reboot and Netflix’s The Politician.
“I’m going to go out on a broom, and say I enjoyed it more than anybody,” she said last year during Freeform’s Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash, according to Inside Edition.
Then there was Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Sarah Sanderson just five years before she stepped into Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes and changed her career forever.
“What I remember most is how awful we were as characters,” Sarah Jessica said during last year’s special. “I was surprised that the goal was to get a child and basically destroy them, but because it was done in a really heightened, ridiculous way, it was a lot of fun.”
Last but not least was Kathy Najimy, who played Mary Sanderson. This role was somewhat of a breakthrough for the actress, who went on to play hundreds of characters in both film and voice acting in subsequent years.
“For it to be embraced so wholly, and so rabidly, it’s flattering and it’s an honor,” she said last year.
Rumors of a reboot have circulated for years, but a recent Instagram post by Vinessa Shaw, who played Allison Watts, hints there might be hope for the iconic film yet. Keep your broomsticks close; it could be in the works.
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