Halloween is almost here, which means it’s time to celebrate the season with spooky movies and nostalgic favorites. And while there are plenty of scary movies out there that deliver thrills and chills, there’s one film that remains an absolute essential for this holiday: Hocus Pocus. What would Halloween even be without the Sanderson sisters?
It’s been 26 years since the 1993 film first summoned all the children to come out and play with Winifred (Bette Midler), Mary (Kathy Najimy), and Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) Sanderson as they put a spell on the townsfolk of Salem. But unlike that witchy trio, the movie never gets old.
So before you hop on a flying vacuum or run amok amok amok to try to track down the film, we’ve gathered up the goods on where you can watch Hocus Pocus this Halloween. Ready your salt circle and black-flame candles and read on to find out where and when to catch the movie.
It’s no magic book, but, hey, it’ll do.
When is Hocus Pocus airing on TV?
Once again this year, Hocus Pocus is a major part of Freeform’s annual “31 Nights of Halloween” extravaganza, so the film will be airing on that channel quite a bit in the coming weeks. In fact, Freeform will be running an all-day marathon of Hocus Pocus on Halloween. Here are all the air times ahead:
Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8:50 p.m. ET
Friday, Oct. 25 at 6:45 p.m. ET
Saturday, Oct. 26 at 9:10 a.m. ET and 11:50 p.m. ET
Sunday, Oct. 27 at 11:05 a.m. ET and 9:10 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 8:50 p.m. ET
Thursday, Oct. 31 at 12:30 p.m. ET, 2:35 p.m. ET, 4:40 p.m. ET, 6:45 p.m. ET, and 8:50 p.m. ET
Is Hocus Pocus streaming?
Freeform also has the film available anytime for streaming through its site for those with cable provider log-in credentials.