(Disney) One of the tried and true ways to get swept up in the Halloween spirit is to go on a Halloween movie binge. If this is your strategy and if you have kids or need a break from the gore or the horror genre, then chances are Hocus Pocus will wind up in the rotation. For anyone who grew up in the '90s, it's a classic. And to celebrate the film's Halloween legacy now 20 years later, Disney invited the cast to a special screening and Q&A for the D23 fan club.
Thora Birch (Dani), Omri Katz (Max), Vinessa Shaw (Allison), Kathy Najimy (Mary Sanderson), and Doug Jones (Billy Butcherson) were all on hand at the event, where they posed with look-alikes, hung out with fans, answered questions, and reconnected with each other. Unfortunately Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker declined the invitation. Regardless, it looked like a good time, especially seeing the cast all grown up. Check out the photos from the Hocus Pocus 20th Anniversary event.
Thora Birch and Kathy Najimy like old times:
Najimy with her Hocus Pocus costume:
Vinessa Shaw with a much less frightening Billy Butcherson, aka Doug Jones.
Birch once again attacked by witches:
Birch rocking her Hocus Pocus Hat once again:
A now 37-year-old Omri Katz posing with a new fan of the film:
A walk down memory lane for Birch:
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