This week, we heard a rumor that Disney is developing a sequel to everyone’s favorite ’90s Halloween cult classic Hocus Pocus, tentatively titled Hocus Pocus 2: Rise of the Elderwitch. This, obviously, is an idea we are 100% behind, and the vague promise of the project got us to thinking about which kids movies from the ’90s we’d actually like to watch the sequels to now, as our grown up selves. Not that there wouldn’t obviously be an enormous camp factor regardless of the film, but still. Obviously, we’ve stayed away from movies that already have sequels to their name, but otherwise, we let our little nostalgic hearts run wild. Click through to see which ’90s kids movies we think deserve sequels, and let us know which ones you’d race to the theaters for in the comments!
Hocus Pocus was a special movie — on the surface, it was a kind of scary, kind of campy romp, but it was chock full of the kind of sly one liners and deep dark themes that make us keep plopping down in front of it when it’s inevitably rerun every Halloween. From the supposed title, we’re probably looking at the same premise — accidentally resurrected witches in Salem who want to feed on kids’ life forces — but a whole new cast. Fine with us, as long as the sequel maintains the snarky-silly appeal of the first. And a cameo from Thora Birch.