HOCUS POCUS Gets Official Sequel…. As A Book, In July!

Do you believe that it’s been 25 years, since the original Hocus Pocus was released in Theaters?

There’s been a resurgence the past couple of years for the film including talks of a straight to Disney Channel sequel that wouldn’t even star the original actors Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimi.

Midler even went on to say that she wouldn’t be for the film, calling it “cheap”.

Well this week Disney made an official announcement that there will indeed be a sequel, but in Book form.

Yes, a new book will be hitting us right in time for the 25th Anniversary of the movie on July 10, 2018. And today we have the cover art for the book which is being called Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel.

The book will be of two parts: a “fresh retelling of the original film” and “a sequel that continues the story of our favorite characters and the next generation of Salem teens.

Here’s a synopsis from Disney Books:

Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.

Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on Earth to torment Salem for all eternity. Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don’t quite go as planned, it’s a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches’ latest death-defying scheme.

You can take a look at the official cover art below and even read an excerpt from the book HERE.

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