Bette Midler Confirms the Original Sanderson Sisters Will Return for the Hocus Pocus Sequel

Bette Midler herself has confirmed she will be reprising her role as Winifred Sanderson, accompanied by her on-screen sisters Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as fellow witches. Midler she and the others were approached to star in the remake of the classic 1993 Halloween movie, to which she gladly agreed.

“They want to make a movie, they’ve asked us if we were interested and of course all of us said yes,” Midler told Fox 5. “I’m game, I’m totally game.”

While the original was a box office bomb, it has since gone on to become a cult favorite during the Halloween season. Earlier this month the Disney film was number one on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart for two weeks in a row, a list that tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray disc sales. Hocus Pocus has historically ranked in the top five for sales in Octobers past.

For five years in a row, Hocus Pocus has also topped Vudu’s list of most popular Halloween movies on the video-on-demand service. The 1993 comedy has conjured up a place in tradition as viewers flock to rewatch it each year.

Mickey Yarber

Mickey was born in the '70s, grew up in the '80s, and came of age in the '90s. He is the co-founder of, and author of Retro Ramblings, a weekly column filled with nostalgia. When not here, he's out fighting for truth, justice, and the American way.

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