A blog about horror movies that take place during Halloween or the fall season. With posts containing trailers, official posters, fan art, stills/screen captures, reviews, video mixtapes, short films, and vhs, dvd, blu-ray, 4K uhd covers.

Friday, September 30, 2022

What's on Tonight: HOCUS POCUS 2 (2022) on DISNEY+

This is what I'm watching tonight: Hocus Pocus 2 premiered on Disney+ today September 30, 2022. Info below from Wikipedia and posters from IMDb.

Hocus Pocus 2 is a 2022 supernatural/comedy/family film directed by Anne Fletcher, written by Jen D'Angelo and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. A sequel to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus, it stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Doug Jones reprising their roles while Sam Richardson, Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, Tony Hale, and Hannah Waddingham join the cast in new roles.

SYNOPSIS: Three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern-day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world. The world may have been free of Winifred, Mary, and Sarah and the fear they invoked in us all, but what happens when you mess with magic? It messes back.

Filming took place from October 2021 to January 2022 in Rhode Island, replacing Salem, Massachusetts. It was released on Disney+ on September 30, 2022. Unlike the original movie, the film received a mixed-to-positive response from critics, praising the cast performances, and humor, but criticized the plot. Some critics deem the movie as an improvement over its predecessor.

BLOODY DISGUSTING: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Review – Enchanting Sequel Celebrates Sisterhood and Brings the Halloween Magic

The first teaser trailer was released on June 28, 2022. The teaser trailer reached 43.6 million views in its first 24 hours while on Twitter, the #HocusPocus became a top trend of the day on Twitter following the teaser's debut. The social media conversation was also the most gender balanced of the comps at 51 percent male and 49 percent female. On September 9, 2022, the official trailer for the film premiered at the 2022 D23 Expo and was released online afterward.

Teaser Trailer:

Official Trailer:

The cast of Disney's "Hocus Pocus 2" dish on all the easter eggs and callbacks they noticed when filming their new movie:

Custom Blu-ray cover:

USA and International Posters Collection (animated GIFs):

HOCUS POCUS (1993) Official and Fan Art Poster Collection

Official Posters:

Fan Art Posters:

By Abrar Ajmal at aaillustrations.co.uk:

By Adam Rabalais at adamrabalais.com:

By Amy and Simon at lostboycreative.etsy.com:

By Anabel Muñoz at posterspy.com/profile/artamo and artstation.com/artamo:

By BwanaDevil Art at linktr.ee/bwanadevilart:

By Chelsea Lowe at cmloweart.com:

By Chris Butler at chrisbutlerdesigns.com:

By Chris Oz Fulton at chrisozfulton.etsy.com:

By Daniel Kordek at daekazu.deviantart.com:

By Devon Whitehead @devondraws:

By Devonne Amos Art at devonneamos.deviantart.com:

By Israel Lakin at israellakin.redbubble.com:

By Jason Wright at fineartamerica.com/profiles/2-jason-wright/shop:

By Juan José Saldarriaga @juanjoseart1980 and juanjoseart1980.redbubble.com:

By Sam Coyne @samhain1992:

By Sarabeth Kett at sarabeth-kett.fineartamerica.com:

By Sarah Hedlund Art at sarahhedlundart.etsy.com:

By Steven Aleksic @stevan_aleksic_art:

By Uncle Gertrude at unclegertrudes.etsy.com:

By Zachary Burns at posterspy.com/profile/lefteyeburns/:

By Zachary Jackson Brown @zacharyjacksonbrownart and zacharyjacksonbrownart.com:

Thursday, September 29, 2022

HOCUS POCUS (1993) VHS, DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD Covers

Newspaper Ad:

Screener VHS Cover:

USA VHS covers:

UK VHS covers:

French VHS covers:

Italian VHS covers:

Japanese VHS cover:

Polish VHS cover:

Spanish VHS covers:

Swedish VHS cover:

USA DVD covers:

Insert and Index:

Custom DVD covers:

UK DVD covers:

Australian DVD cover:

Czech DVD cover:

Dutch DVD cover:

French DVD covers:

German DVD cover:

Hungarian DVD cover:

Italian DVD cover:

Spanish DVD covers:

USA Blu-ray+DVD cover:

USA Blu-ray covers:


USA Blu-ray+Digital cover:

USA 4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital cover:

Custom UHD+Blu-ray covers:

UK Blu-ray cover:

French Blu-ray+DVD cover:

DVD, Blu-ray and UHD disc labels:


Trailer and TV Spots:

VHS/TV Spot:

Reimagined Trailer:

Disney Channel Magazine Making of Hocus Pocus:

Original 1993 Behind The Scenes Movie Featurette:

Hocus Pocus (1993) in 3 Minutes • Movie Recap:

Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Kenny Ortega and written by Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris. The film follows a villainous comedic trio of witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) who are inadvertently resurrected by a virgin teenage boy (Omri Katz) in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night. A sequel was written by Jen D'Angelo, directed by Anne Fletcher and it is set for release on September 30, 2022, as a Disney+ original film.

IMDb SYNOPSIS: A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.

BOX OFFICE RELEASE: The film was released in the United States on July 16, 1993, by Walt Disney Pictures. Upon its release, it received mixed to negative reviews from film critics and was not a box office success, possibly losing Disney around $16.5 million during its theatrical run. However, largely through many annual airings on Disney Channel and Freeform (formerly ABC Family) all throughout the month of October annually, Hocus Pocus has been rediscovered by audiences, resulting in a yearly spike in home video sales of the film every Halloween season. The annual celebration of Halloween has helped make this film a cult classic.

VHS/LASERDISC/DVD/BLU-RAY/4KUHD RELEASE: The film was released to VHS and LaserDisc in North America on January 5, 1994 and later to DVD on June 4, 2002. Following the film's release on DVD, it has continued to show strong annual sales, raking in more than $1 million in DVD sales each October. In the mid-to-late 1990s, the film was rebroadcast annually on ABC and Disney Channel before switching over to ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween lineup in the early 2000s. The film has continuously brought record viewing numbers to the lineup, including a 2009 broadcast watched by 2.5 million viewers. In 2011, an October 29 airing became the lineup's most watched program, with 2.8 million viewers. On September 4, 2012, the film was released on Blu-ray. Disney re-released the film on Blu-ray and Digital HD on September 2, 2018, as part of the film's 25th anniversary. The new release contains special features, including deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes retrospective. On 15 September 2020, the film was released on Ultra HD Blu-ray in 4K resolution with HDR.

MY REVIEW: Tried watching when I was a teenager couldn't finish it. Didn't watch the full film until I was an adult. It's good. If you never saw it, it's probably playing on Freeform right now (for the 200th time)! I rate it 3 out of 4 jack o lanterns, Good:

Review by Siskel & Ebert:

Review by JoBlo Originals:

Review by Nostalgia Critic on Channel Awesome:

Buy or Rent on YouTube:

Making of Hocus Pocus (1993):

Filming Locations by grimmlifecollective:

The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash by Gary Tellalian on Vimeo:

Hocus Pocus (1993) Lobby Cards by VideoVampir with audio from the film's trailer:

Lobby Cards by @VideoVampir: