'Hocus Pocus 2' is now available to stream — here's how to watch the spooky family film at home (2024)

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  • "Hocus Pocus 2" premiered September 30 exclusively on Disney Plus.
  • The new movie is a sequel to the Halloween classic starring Bette Midler.
  • Disney Plus costs $8/month or $80/year for ad-free streaming.

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The Sanderson sisters are back in "Hocus Pocus 2." The sequel to the cult-classic Halloween movie hit Disney Plus on September 30, nearly 30 years after the original movie's release in 1993.

In the new film, three high school students accidentally summon a trio of witches on Halloween night. The teenagers must then work together to stop them before they wreak havoc on the town of Salem. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy all reprise their roles from the first "Hocus Pocus."

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Check out the trailer for 'Hocus Pocus 2'

Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, and Belissa Escobedo star as the high school students. Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, and Sam Richardson also appear in the sequel as new characters.

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How to watch 'Hocus Pocus 2'

You can now watch "Hocus Pocus 2" exclusively on Disney Plus. The movie is available for all subscribers to stream at no extra cost.

Disney Plus costs $8 a month for ad-free access to the service's entire streaming library. You can also download programs for offline viewing and stream select titles in up to 4K quality. Keep in mind, however, the ad-free streaming price will increase to $11 a month starting December 8. Check out our tips for saving on a Disney Plus membership to get the best value.

For more movies and TV shows, you can sign up for the Disney Bundle, which includes Disney Plus, ad-supported Hulu, and ESPN+ for $14 a month. You can also get ad-free Hulu in the bundle for $20 a month. Either way, you'll be saving $11 a month compared to paying the regular combined price of all three services.

Disney Plus is available to stream on most connected devices, including smartphones, tablets, streaming media players, and smart TVs. Check out Disney Plus' website for a full list of supported devices.

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Is 'Hocus Pocus 2' worth watching?

Early reviews for "Hocus Pocus 2" have been mostly positive. As of September 30, the film holds a "63% Fresh" score on review-aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Though the film lacks originality, several reviewers have praised its nostalgic callbacks, and it should be worth a watch for fans of the first film and young newcomers alike.

Which original cast members are returning for 'Hocus Pocus 2'?

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are reprising their roles as Winnie, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson. The trio of witches are from the 1600s and a special spell can be used to resurrect them on Halloween night.

Doug Jones is also returning for the sequel; he plays Billy Butcherson, an ex-boyfriend of Winnie's who was poisoned and brought back to life as a zombie.

Omri Katz, Thora Birch, and Vinessa Shaw — who played the trio of kids at the center of the first movie — do not reprise their roles in the sequel.

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Where can I watch the original 'Hocus Pocus' from 1993?

You can watch the original "Hocus Pocus" movie on Disney Plus. You can also rent the movie for $4 from retailers like Amazon Prime Video and Vudu.

In "Hocus Pocus," the Sanderson sisters are summoned and resurrected by a teenage boy on Halloween night. With the help of a magical cat, the teenager and his sister must steal the sisters' book of spells before they can use it to become immortal.

Angela Tricarico

Streaming Editorial Fellow

Angela Tricarico is a Streaming Editorial Fellow for the Insider Reviews team, where she covers the latest in streaming services. In addition to her arts and entertainment reporting at the University of New Haven and for The Ensemblist, she has a background in theater and loves to tell people what it means to be a dramaturg. When she's not writing, you might find her reading comics or a book club pick, cooking, baking, or trying to catch up on the last ten years of television.

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