"Hocus Pocus 2" is a 2022 American supernatural comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher.
The starring cast includes Bette Midler as Winifred "Winnie" Sanderson, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Whitney Peak as Becca, Sam Richardson as Gilbert, Belissa Escobedo as Izzy, Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson, Tony Hale as Mayor, Hannah Waddingham as Mother Witch, Lilia Buckingham as Cassie Traske and others.

Here are "Hocus Pocus 2" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Hocus Pocus 2 movie?

Walt Disney Studios on Friday, September 09, 2022 released the trailer for "Hocus Pocus 2" you can watch here:
Hocus Pocus 2 | Official Trailer | Disney+.

Plot summary

What is Hocus Pocus 2 movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Hocus Pocus 2" movie plot summary.

In 1653, a young Winifred Sanderson (Bette Midler) is banished from Salem by Reverend Traske after she defied the authority of the church and wouldn't relent in her decision to marry John Pritchett (Thomas Fitzgerald). Rather than let her sisters, Mary (Kathy Najimy) and Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), be taken away from her, Winifred escapes with them to a nearby forbidden forest. There, they make the acquaintance of Mother Witch (Hannah Waddingham) who gifts Winifred her magic book for her sixteenth birthday but explicitly warns the sisters against casting a spell known as the Magicae Maxima. Mother Witch also teaches the sisters to kill other children to keep their youthfulness.
In 2022, twenty-nine years after the Sanderson sisters were resurrected by the Black Flame Candle, two Salem teenagers named Becca (Whitney Peak) and Izzy (Belissa Escobedo) prepare to celebrate both Halloween and Becca's sixteenth birthday but turn down a party invitation from their friend Cassie Traske (Lilia Buckingham), from whom they are estranged. Becca and Izzy visit a magic shop (formerly the Sanderson cottage) run by Gilbert (Sam Richardson), who gifts Becca a candle for their annual ritual. Becca and Izzy light the candle and discover that it is another Black Flame Candle. As there is a full moon and the girls are both virgins, the candle resurrects the Sanderson sisters once again.
The girls manage to outwit the sisters in a local Walgreens and then escape to the magic shop where they discover that Gilbert purposely gave them the candle in hopes of reviving the sisters, having seen them on Halloween back in 1993 and been taught how to make the candle by Book. The sisters catch up to the girls and see a campaign flyer belonging to Mayor Traske (Tony Hale), Cassie's father and Reverend Traske's direct descendant. Winifred decides they will cast the Magicae Maxima spell to eliminate Traske and take revenge on Salem. The sisters trap Izzy and Becca in the basement and task Gilbert with collecting the ingredients for the spell while they hunt down Traske, his blood also being necessary to complete the spell.


Who plays who in the Hocus Pocus 2 movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Hocus Pocus 2" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Bette Midler  as Winifred "Winnie" Sanderson the oldest of the three Sanderson sisters
Sarah Jessica Parker  as Sarah Sanderson the youngest of the three Sanderson sisters
Kathy Najimy  as Mary Sanderson
Whitney Peak  as Becca a high school student and aspiring witch
Sam Richardson  as Gilbert
Belissa Escobedo  as Izzy Becca's quirky best friend
Doug Jones  as Billy Butcherson a former lover of Winifred
Tony Hale  as Mayor / Reverend Traske
Hannah Waddingham  as Mother Witch a mysterious and sinister witch
Lilia Buckingham  as Cassie Traske a popular classmate and an estranged friend of Becca and Izzy
Nina Kitchen  as Young Mary
Juju Journey Brener  as Young Sarah
Austin J. Ryan  as Young Billy Butcherson
Froy Gutierrez  as Mike
Taylor Henderson  as Young Winifred
Thomas Fitzgerald  as John Pritchett
Brett Cramp  as Mr. Pritchett
Kim Niemi  as Townsperson
Alison Weller  as Townsperson
Holly Cinnamon  as Townsperson
Patrick French  as Townsperson
Charlotte Peed  as Mrs. Smith
Ed Peed  as Mr. Smith
Michael Tow  as Mr. Wilke
Brina  as School Secretary (as Brina Healey)
Brian Wiles  as Rob
Owen Earls  as Liam
Skyla Sousa  as Teen Winifred
Aiden Torres  as Teen Mary
Emma Kaufman  as Teen Sarah
Chhoyang Cheshatsang  as Thom
Jaylin Pryor  as Teen Gilbert
Marissa Carpio  as Food Stall Woman
Naheem Garcia  as Fred
Dan Finnerty  as Lucas
Ginger Minj  as Drag Queen Winifred
Kornbread Jete  as Drag Queen Mary
Kahmora Hall  as Drag Queen Sarah
Juvan Elisma  as Alex
Ryan Rosenthal  as Glenn
Jen D'Angelo  as Liam's Mom
Mark Fichera  as Scary Scarecrow
Jordan von Netzer  as Roman Soldier
Mark Hawker  as Puppeteer
Shane Dzicek  as Puppeteer
Christopher Walsh  as Puppeteeer
Amanda Shepherd  as Emily Binx

Release date

When is Hocus Pocus 2 movie release date?

"Hocus Pocus 2" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 30, 2022 distributing by Disney+.


What are Hocus Pocus 2 filming details?

The duration of the film is 107 minutes.


What are critics and audiences saying about Hocus Pocus 2 movie?

"Hocus Pocus 2" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.5/10.

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