“Star-studded” ‘Hocus Pocus’ 25th anniversary special coming to Freeform

It’s been 25 years since the world was graced with the beloved cult-classic, Hocus Pocus, and the film’s cast came together on Tuesday (Oct. 2) for an anniversary bash.

Read more: “Star-studded” ‘Hocus Pocus’ 25th anniversary special coming to Freeform

Taken at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the kids of Hocus Pocus got together for a mini-reunion.



Shared on Instagram by Larry Bagby, who played the bully Ernie aka “Ice,” the group shot shows him posed with Omri Katz and Thora Birch (brother/sister Max and Dani), Doug Jones (the resurrected Billy Butcherson), Vinessa Shaw (Max’s crush Allison) and Tobias Jelenik (Ernie’s sidekick Jay).

Unfortunately, the trio behind the Sanderson Sisters — Bette Midler (Winifred),Kathy Najimy (Mary) and Sarah Jessica Parker (Sarah) — weren’t pictured, but we’re still pretty excited about seeing the kids all these years later!

See the post below!

Of course, this mini-reunion isn’t the only thing to be excited about!

For the film’s 25th anniversary, AMC is set to bring the film back to a select group of theaters later this month! The film is set to run in theaters from Oct. 26 through Halloween.

Tickets for the flick are on sale now, and you can see all of the participating theaters by going here.

Additionally, as a part of Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween, the network has set aside one night specifically for the cult classic’s 25th anniversary. Set to unfold Sunday, Oct. 20, the special will include interviews, trivia, a costume contest, and live music performances.

Plus, two of the three Sanderson Sisters will be making an appearance! As previously reported, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will be doing interviews for the event. The special will also include interviews with director Kenny Ortega and other cast members like Omri Katz and Thora Birch, according to E! News.

The 25th-anniversary event will air Oct. 20 at 8:15 p.m. on Freeform.