The following post contains spoilers for Hocus Pocus 2, now streaming on Disney+.
They’re back, witches!
The much-anticipated Hocus Pocus 2 dropped on Disney+ Friday, resurrecting the witchy Sanderson Sisters (sorry: Sis-taaahs!) for more Halloween havoc.
The movie is a nostalgia-drenched follow-up to the 1993 cult classic, featuring the returns of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Doug Jones as Winifred, Sarah, Mary and Billy Butcherson, respectively. And while the sequel certainly includes a few obvious nods to its predecessor — for instance, the helpful black cat Cobweb is clearly this film’s version of Thackery Binx — we also noticed several other, smaller references to the original movie that we’ve outlined in the list below.
Among the 13 homages we spotted (a fitting number for this time of year, no?): Billy’s description of himself as a “good zombie,” the same phrase Max used for him at the end of the first film; a Salem resident dressed as Madonna for Halloween, mirroring Max’s mom’s costume at the town hall party; and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment that made us question everything we thought we knew about the Hocus Pocus universe.
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