Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel Giveaway!

Oh, look — another glorious morning!

COME, SISTAHS! Okay, I know it’s only July — BUT this month marks the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus — only one of the greatest Halloween movies of all time.


I’m old enough to remember when this movie first came out, and I loved it from the very beginning — and nostalgia has only made me love it more. Seriously, an October doesn’t go by without at least one or more viewings of this movie.

Which is why you can imagine my excitement over this month’s release of Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel — a new book that includes (first) a retelling of the original movie in novel format, AND a sequel set 25-years later featuring Max and Allison’s daughter, Poppy.

Yes. That’s right.

A Hocus Pocus sequel.

Look, it’s not the movie we’re all still hoping for — BUT IT’S STILL HOCUS POCUS, OMG!!!



What ya’ll are really here for isn’t my gushing about Hocus Pocus — but this AWESOME giveaway I’m hosting in partnership with Disney Books!

First, many thanks to Disney for sending me this AMAZING BOX OF HOCUS POCUS GOODIES!

And now, the part you’re actually interested in: winning this stuff for yourself!


Halloween comes early with the new two-part novel! One (1) winner receives:

  • A copy of Hocus Pocus & The All New-Sequel
  • custom Sanderson Sisters cookies
  • plus a branded “Witch, Please” t-shirt and mug!

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney Book Group. Contest is open through midnight (PT) on Thursday, August 2nd.

To enter – tell us in the comments below what you love most about Hocus Pocus — be sure to share favorite scenes & quotes — then fill out the Rafflecopter form to complete your entry:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, 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 vile scheme.

In stores now!


46 thoughts on “Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel Giveaway!

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  1. I love Winfred. Bette is absolutely perfect. “Oh look another glorious morning. It makes me sick.” Lol

  2. I like the humor in it and that I could watch it with my kids when they were younger. Now I watch it with my grandkids.

  3. I just love the funniness of it. Hocus Pocus is a movie you can watch any time, any occasions, and it’d be still fitting. The Sanderson sisters give me life. ??

  4. I can’t wait to see the winner!!! Hopefully it’s me I’m such a super huge fan of Disney. I saw this book in Barnes and noble a week ago and couldn’t believe my eyes.

  5. Hocus Pocus is iconic! I can’t list all of the reasons that I love the movie, but if I had to sum it up shortly, it would be the perfect mix of suspense, comedy, romance and just overall fun. The movie keeps you on the edge of your seat while making you laugh, cry and jump. Hocus Pocus is timeless and I hope 300 years from down (right down to the day!) my great great great grandchildren are still loving it. My favorite scenes would have to be when Thackery and Emily are reunited at the end and he tells Dani “I shall always be with you.” And also, of course, when Winifred sings I put a spell on you!

  6. My favorite thing about Hocus Pocus is definitely Binx! I also really love the musical number “I Put A Spell On You” ❤ ❤ ❤

  7. I loved how ruthless and perfectly wicked the sisters are. I also grew up in love with their witchy costumes!

  8. There are so many fantastic scenes and quotes from this movie that I loooooooove! It’s silly, but one of my favorites, that I use year-round, is “Amuck! Amuck! Amuck!” It always makes me laugh! It could be Bette Miller throwing her elbow to SJP’s stomach that comes with it, too. Hahaha!

    Also, I’d like to say that I am NOT old enough for this movie to have been out for 25 years already! LOL!

  9. I grew up watching Hocus Pocus and it’s my all time favorite Halloween movie! I even have a hocus pocus bowl I got from target last year I stash candy in ? Binx and Dani are my favorite!!! My favorite quote is when Max brings Dani to the Halloween party and she says “Max loves your yabos. In fact, he loves them” ???

  10. I love the three sisters chemistry, and the ending where Thackery tells his sister how he had to wait for a Virgin to light a candle.

  11. I love the nostalgia of it because I watched it when it first came out, yet it still feels timeless. The characters are so loveable and fun and funny! Thanks for the great chance.

  12. I love every single one of those witches! I vividly remember two friends and I planning to dress up as them for Halloween, but our parents wouldn’t let us bring a vacuum for trick-or-treating because we were like….6. Ahhhh, the memories!

  13. So hard to pick favorite thing about Hocus Pocus. The witches make the movie! I haven’t watched it in years and when I did last year, I was surprised at how much I didn’t catch the first time I saw it. I’m looking forward to watching it again this fall!!

  14. I Love Hocus Pocus!! I watch it every year. It is funny and gets you in the mood for Halloween. Its a great movie to watch anytime of the year though!

  15. I love everything about Hocus Pocus. I’ve been able to RECITE the whole movie since childhood. I love when the Sanderson sister perform at the Halloween ball. I always sing and dance along. OH AND BILLY! when he finally tells off Winifred!

    1. OH! Random thought… I’m homeschooling my kid for 6th grade… October English project with this book would be AWESOME!

  16. I LOVE Hocus Pocus; I once watched it five times in a row when it was on a TV marathon (okay, partially because I was also too lazy to find something else to watch). I think it’s just classic, and funny, and has amazing female characters!

  17. “Go to hell!” Oh, I’ve been there, thank you. I found it quite lovely. – Love watching it every Halloween I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to sit through a movie so we can watch together ?

  18. What isn’t there to love about Hocus Pocus?? The film perfectly captures all the feels and spirit of Halloween! If I had to choose a favorite scene, I’d say Max and Dani trick or treating. The autumn leaves, the pop up skeleton, children running ‘amuk’, and not to mention the hilarious line, “for your information, he’s a little leaguer!!”

  19. I love how well the characters all compliment each other even though they are from very different time periods and the props are awesome!

  20. My favorite thing about Hocus Pocus are the great characters. This movie is a Halloween classic in our family.

  21. Honestly I think the best thing is how even now, 25 years later, kids of this new generation are finding the movie and enjoying it just as much. I plan on showing it to my niece for the first time this Halloween and she’s stoked!

  22. I love when Billy gets to finally say what he’s been thinking all along to Winifred and you find out he’s actually a good guy!

  23. One of the best, if not the best, Halloween movies. I have to watch it every year. I love when Mary says Buh-bye at the end. It just cracks me up. I also love the cat and when the little girl says, she likes your Yabos. lol

  24. I’ve seen this movie so many times! At least once a year. It is an absolute favorite of mine! I kind of love everything about it: Binx, the Sanderson sisters, “Come Little Children”, the vacuum, Boooooooooook!, Billy! All of it!

  25. Of course the sisters and their wittiness!!!! It’s a movie I look forward to sharing with my daughter every year when she’s old enough! Family tradition forever!

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