'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.

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'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' is now available to stream — here's how to watch the spooky family film at home? ›

Watch Hocus Pocus 2 | Disney+ It's been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century Sanderson sisters, and they are looking for revenge.

What is Hocus Pocus 2 streaming on right now? ›

Hocus Pocus 2, a fantasy movie starring Bette Midler, Sarah Parker, and Kathy Najimy is available to stream now. Watch it on Disney Plus on your Roku device.

How can you watch Hocus Pocus 2 if you don t have Disney Plus? ›

Hocus Pocus 2 is exclusive to Disney+. That means that you'll need to sign up for Disney's premium streaming service in order to watch Hocus Pocus 2 online in the U.S. Unfortunately, the Disney+ free trial was done away with awhile ago, so as of now, there's no way to watch Hocus Pocus 2 for free.

Is Hocus Pocus 2 on Amazon Prime? ›

Hocus Pocus 2 is the long-awaited sequel to Hocus Pocus and will stream exclusively on Disney+ beginning Sept. 30, 2022.

Is Hocus Pocus 2 on Hulu? ›

Don't forget to watch Hocus Pocus 2* for an enchanted and nostalgic Halloween-themed movie night! *The Disney Bundle required. Access content from each service separately.

Is Hocus Pocus 2 on Netflix now? ›

There's only one way to watch director Anne Fletcher's Hocus Pocus 2. And what is that, dude? Daylight saving time! JK, you can watch it exclusively on the Disney+ subscription streaming service, where it shattered streaming records following its initial Sept.

What streaming service is Hocus Pocus on? ›

Watch Hocus Pocus | Disney+ Conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters, a tricky trio of 300-year-old witches set out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth. But first, they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat.

Where can I watch Hocus Pocus besides Disney Plus? ›

You are able to stream Hocus Pocus by renting or purchasing on Apple TV, Google Play Movies, and Vudu.

Is Hocus Pocus 2 only on the Disney Channel? ›

Hocus Pocus 2 | On Disney+

Is there a third Hocus Pocus? ›

Hocus Pocus 3 is officially in the works, with the Sanderson Sisters potentially returning for a new adventure. The new movie is being created with "full idealism," according to screenwriter Jen D'Angelo. "We're still in the story phase; we're still working on it," she told EW in October 2023.

Is Hocus Pocus free on prime? ›

Amazon Prime Video: Amazon gives you the options of either renting the film for $3.99 or purchasing it for $19.99. iTunes: You can rent Hocus Pocus on iTunes for $3.99 or purchase it for $19.99. Google Play: You can rent the film for $3.99 or buy it for $19.99.

Does Paramount plus have Hocus Pocus 2? ›

"Hocus Pocus 2" will premiere exclusively on Disney+, so you won't need to head to the theater to watch the sequel this Halloween.

Where is Hocus Pocus 2 playing? ›

Right now you can watch Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+.

What streaming service has Hocus Pocus 2 for free? ›

Hocus Pocus 2 will be streaming on Disney+ exclusively, so you'll need an active Disney+ subscription to stream the new Hocus Pocus sequel.

Does Netflix or Hulu have Hocus Pocus? ›

Hocus Pocus is streaming on Hulu.

Hocus Pocus tells the story of three witches known as the Sanderson sisters.

What is the new Disney Halloween movie? ›

The Halloween Collection on Disney+ will offer highly-anticipated new releases like the streaming debut of the hit film Disney's “Haunted Mansion,” on October 4, and Marvel Studios' “Werewolf by Night in Color” on October 20, as well as perennial Halloween classics including the 30th-anniversary celebrations of “Hocus ...

Where will Hocus Pocus 2 be available? ›

A Disney+ Original movie, “Hocus Pocus 2” will premiere September 30, 2022, exclusively on Disney+.

What streaming channel is Hocus Pocus on Roku? ›

Streaming on Roku. Hocus Pocus, a holiday movie starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy is available to stream now. Watch it on Disney Plus, Prime Video, Fandango at Home or Apple TV on your Roku device.

Is there a hocus pocus 3? ›

Hocus Pocus 3 is officially in the works, with the Sanderson Sisters potentially returning for a new adventure. The new movie is being created with "full idealism," according to screenwriter Jen D'Angelo. "We're still in the story phase; we're still working on it," she told EW in October 2023.

Why can't I buy Hocus Pocus 2? ›

Unlike the original, Hocus Pocus 2 was released exclusively for streaming on Disney+. Per one Forbes report, the release topped the streamer's records at the time by breaking the highest opening weekend for a feature film on Disney+.

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