When it comes to Halloween movies, there’s nothing quite like the classics. And, by classics, I mean the Sanderson sisters and a little Hocus Pocus witchcraft that we all grew up absolutely obsessing over. After being released in 1993, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy immediately become the most worn costume and everyone’s favorite witches – because they were absolutely perfect.
But, it’s been a pretty long time since the movie was released and some of the scenes and events in the film are out-dated. And, while we all love to rewatch the movie because it’s a classic, the newer generation doesn’t appreciate the film and its aesthetic quite as much as we do (sorry guys, they weren’t Snapchatting their adventure). So, what’s the industry to do? Obviously, make a brand new Hocus Pocus.
According to sources, The Disney Channel has greenlit a Hocus Pocus remake to air as a TV movie on their network. The cast, director, and screenplay will be completely new and unique, but, will still include The Sanderson sisters and some of the film’s original plotlines. While it sounds all pretty exciting, fans are worried that the remake will be a total flop – and, to be honest, so am I. Is Hocus Pocus really Hocus Pocus without the original cast? Sure, it may be outdated, but it’s a popular classic for a reason – all of the actors and events in the film are spot-on perfect. It’s not the scariest Halloween movie, but it’s definitely a fan favorite. Will The Sanderson sisters really be the same if Bette, Sarah, and Kathy aren’t playing them? It’s kind of up in the air. However, the original production company and writers did sign off on the remake and, plan on helping the new crew keep it rocking and rolling – so here’s to keeping our fingers crossed.
How are fans reacting to the remake? Well – it’s kind of a mixed bag, but, the majority of Hocus Pocus fans are pretty f*cking angry that a) the sequel is not a sequel and is really just a remake, b) the original cast will not be in the remake and c) it’s going to be a TV movie.
good morning, found out they are apparently remaking hocus pocus so i am going back to bed until that project is cancelled
— Mags (@maggiecarucci) September 28, 2017
All of us: “We want a #HocusPocus sequel!”
Disney: “we’re rebooting Hocus Pocus with a brand new cast!”
— Austin (@AustinCTweets) September 28, 2017
— LM (@lemontijo) September 28, 2017
everyone: "is hocus pocus 2 ever going to happen?"
hollywood: "HOCUS POCUS REMAKE?? YOU GOT IT!"
everyone: "no we'd like a sequ-"
— ??donna?? (@cheshiregirlie) September 28, 2017
When you find out they're remaking Hocus Pocus pic.twitter.com/lOnsqRwEbc
— Jamie (@DoubleJ_Jonesy) September 28, 2017
They are remaking Hocus Pocus for a TV movie.
No. Just no.
I'd be okay with a sequel with the original cast. pic.twitter.com/rnxa6GEfTK
— Steven Page ?️ (@StevenThePage) September 28, 2017
— AndyCohensFanPage (@LoveAndyC) September 28, 2017
Good morning to everyone except the person who decided to remake Hocus Pocus as a Disney Channel movie
— Nicole Pomarico (@nicolepomarico) September 28, 2017
When you and your friends find out Hocus Pocus is being remade without the original cast pic.twitter.com/bynrHf20jD
— Lumi (@ArcaneLumi) September 28, 2017
Disney Channel is apparently remaking Hocus Pocus???¿¿? DON’T FIX WHAT AINT BROKEN DISNEY!!
— Lexxie Beckmeyer (@lexxbeck) September 28, 2017
— Sophia Betina (@SophiaBetina) September 28, 2017
I WAS FINE WHEN YOU REMADE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. I WAS FINE WHEN YOU REMADE ALICE. BUT DON'T TOUCH HOCUS POCUS WITHOUT THE ORIGINAL CAST pic.twitter.com/bYWtdJD5Ae
— anthony amorim (@AnthonyAmorim) September 28, 2017
I am suddenly distraught over the news that Disney Channel is remaking Hocus Pocus omg why touch PERFECTION pic.twitter.com/Re3PoojP6k
— Meg Omecene (@megomecene) September 28, 2017
So they're remaking Hocus Pocus…Not making a sequel … remaking.
How dare you.
— GamerQuinn18 (@GamerQuinn18) September 28, 2017
— ⚡LADYViXeN? (@MsLaDiiKaY18) September 28, 2017
Apparently Disney is remaking Hocus Pocus…. NOPE. pic.twitter.com/WPo61194TS
— Natalia (@natis_colon) September 28, 2017
We get news yesterday that there’s going to #HocusPocus sequel and now it’s announced it’ll be a TV remake. This is a slap in the face.
— ? Cameron ☠️ (@bookmovieguy) September 28, 2017
So I see Hocus Pocus trending, thought they were making a Sequel…Instead they're making a a Remake… pic.twitter.com/N2jCzOpRwB
— Shively Films (@ShivelyFilms) September 28, 2017
— StillNeedJPEG (@StillNeedJPEG) September 28, 2017
— Mike Wright (@miwright32) September 28, 2017
Maybe, just maybe, if we all angry tweet Disney and maybe write some poorly worded letters and send them like, dog poop in a bad – they’ll consider having the original cast involved. So, get to writing people.