A virgin adolescent boy in Salem, Massachusetts unwittingly revives the witches on Halloween night in the 1993 American fantasy comedy Hocus Pocus (starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) (Omri Katz).
The film is directed by Kenny Ortega, while the screenplay was written by Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris. The sequel to Hocus Pocus was written by Jen D’Angelo, and Anne Fletcher directed it. On September 30, 2022, Disney+ made its debut.
The long-awaited sequel to the enduring Halloween favorite, Hocus Pocus 2, premieres today only on Disney+.
The live-action comedy follows the delightfully evil Sanderson sisters as they cause mayhem in contemporary Salem: Winifred (Disney Legend Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Mary (Kathy Najimy).The Sanderson sisters are fictitious, according to CNN. Winifred, Sarah, and Mary were not the names of the three sisters who were killed at Salem, Massachusetts, for engaging in witchcraft
According to the Salem Witch Museum, the sisters Sarah Cloyce, Rebecca Nurse, and Mary Easty were each charged with witchcraft during the Salem witch trials. Cloyce was charged with witchcraft after allegedly enchanting Abigail Williams, Mary Walcott, and Robert Payne.
Those who have read about the Salem witchcraft trials may be familiar with Williams; according to historyofmassachusetts.org, Williams was one of the first people in Salem to accuse another person of practicing witchcraft. She has a significant part in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” as well.
Williams was seen as having the disease, and Cloyce was charged with being the cause.
According to CNN, Cloyce escaped while Nurse and Easty were hanged in connection with their alleged witchcraft.
Little is known about this group of sisters because there aren’t many historical documents, and it’s not certain if “Hocus Pocus” specifically brings them back to life. However, it is accurate to say that three sisters were charged with witchcraft in Salem.