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A ‘Hocus Pocus’ 25th Anniversary Reunion Special Is Coming To Freeform

Mark your calendar! Can you believe it's been 25 years?!

Get ready to run amok, amok, amok! “Hocus Pocus,” one of the most beloved — or perhaps the most beloved — Halloween movies of all time turns 25 years old this year and a celebration is already planned! Even better? We’re all invited to celebrate right from the comfort of our couch. (Just don’t light any black flame candles.)

Along with showing the film multiple times throughout the month of October — including all day on Halloween! — Freeform has announced it will also air “Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash,” a party in honor of the film’s milestone birthday. The 90-minute special will be filmed at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and will air on Oct. 20 at 8:15 p.m. EST. Tune in before and after the party and you’ll also get to participate in trivia, observations and commentary about the film.

The special will feature musical performances, a “Hocus Pocus”-themed costume contest judged by Sharon and Kelly Osbourne and interviews with “Hocus Pocus” cast members like Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy (Sarah and Mary Sanderson), as well as Omri Katz (Max), Thora Birch (Dani), Amanda Shepherd (Emily), Doug Jones (Billy Butcherson) and Jason Marsden (voice of Thackery Binx). More surprise guests will be announced at a later date, so cross your fingers for Bette Midler (aka Winifred Sanderson)!

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Need some costume inspiration? Neil Patrick Harris and his family never disappoint. Check out some of their amazing family costumes through the years:

If that’s not enough, Freeform has also expanded their 13 Nights of Halloween into a full 31 days, giving you multiple chances to not only catch “Hocus Pocus,” but lots of other great Halloween films as well. Other movies airing during the month of October include “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Hotel Transylvania” and “The Goonies,” along with some less-scary choices like “Frozen” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.”

There will also be a new special called “Decorating Disney: Halloween,” which will take fans behind the scenes to reveal all the tricks and treats it takes to get Walt Disney World and Disneyland ready for the spookiest day of the year.

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Will you be pouring some cider and watching the “Hocus Pocus” party with your favorite witches?

If you’re interested in planning you October around Freeform’s 31-day schedule, here’s a look at what’s to come (all times in Eastern). The titles in bold are movies that have never been shown on Freeform.

Oct. 6

  • 7 a.m. – “The Parent Trap” (1998)
  • 10:10 a.m. – “Monster House” (2006)
  • 12:20 p.m. – “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971)
  • 2:50 p.m. – “The Haunted Mansion” (2003)
  • 4:55 p.m. – “The Goonies” (1985)
  • 7:35 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 9:45 p.m. – “Maleficent” (2014)
  • 11:50 p.m. – “Warm Bodies” (2013)

Oct. 7

  • 7 a.m. – “Monster House” (2006)
  • 9:10 a.m. – “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971)
  • 11:40 a.m. – “The Haunted Mansion” (2003)
  • 1:50 p.m. – “Alice in Wonderland” (2010)
  • 4:25 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 6:35 p.m. – “Maleficent” (2014)
  • 8:40 p.m. – “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007)
  • 11:20 p.m. – “Dark Shadows” (2012)

Oct. 8

  • 4 p.m. – “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007)
  • 6:30 p.m. – “Dark Shadows” (2012)
  • 9 p.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)
  • 12 a.m. – “Clue” (1985)

Oct. 9

  • 3 p.m. – “Jurassic Park” (1993)
  • 6 p.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)
  • 8 p.m. – “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993)
  • 12 a.m. – “Warm Bodies” (2013)

Oct. 10

  • 3 p.m. – “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997)
  • 6 p.m. – “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993)
  • 9 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 12 a.m. – “ParaNorman” (2012)

Oct. 11

  • 4:30 p.m. – “ParaNorman” (2012)
  • 6:40 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 8:50 p.m. – “Despicable Me” (2010)
  • 12 a.m. – “The Boxtrolls” (2014)

Oct. 12

  • 2 p.m. – “The Boxtrolls” (2014)
  • 4:10 p.m. – “Bolt” (2008)
  • 6:20 p.m. – “Despicable Me” (2010)
  • 8:30 p.m. – “Frozen” (2013)
  • 12 a.m. – “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996)

Oct. 13

  • 7 a.m. – “ParaNorman” (2012)
  • 9:05 a.m. – “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996)
  • 11:10 a.m. – “Bolt” (2008)
  • 1:15 p.m. – “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)
  • 2:50 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 5 p.m. – “Frozen” (2013)
  • 7:25 p.m. – “Monsters, Inc.” (2001)
  • 9:30 p.m. – “Monsters University” (2013)
  • 12 a.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)

Oct. 14

  • 7 a.m. – “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007)
  • 9:30 a.m. – “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)
  • 11:10 a.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)
  • 1:15 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 3:25 p.m. – “Monsters, Inc.” (2001)
  • 5:30 p.m. – “Monsters University” (2013)
  • 8 p.m. – “Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic” (2018)
  • 9 p.m. – “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)
  • 11 p.m. – “The Parent Trap” (1998)

Oct. 15

  • 4 p.m. – “ParaNorman” (2012)
  • 6 p.m. – “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)
  • 8 p.m. – “The Parent Trap” (1998)
  • 12 a.m. – “Monster House” (2006)

Oct. 16

  • 3:30 p.m. – “Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic” (2018)
  • 4:30 p.m. – “Monster House” (2006)
  • 6:30 p.m. – “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971)
  • 8:55 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 12 a.m. – “Mulan” (1998)

Oct. 17

  • 2 p.m. – “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971)
  • 4:30 p.m. – “Mulan” (1998)
  • 6:30 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 8:30 p.m. – “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007)
  • 12 a.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)

Oct. 18

  • 4 p.m. – “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007)
  • 6:30 p.m. – “Dark Shadows” (2012)
  • 9 p.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)
  • 12 a.m. – “Maggie” (2015)

Oct. 19

  • 3:30 p.m. – “Dark Shadows” (2012)
  • 6:10 p.m. – “The Goonies” (1985)
  • 8:50 p.m. – “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)
  • 12 a.m. – “Monster House” (2006)

Oct. 20

  • 7 a.m. – “Monster House” (2006)
  • 9:05 a.m. – “ParaNorman” (2012)
  • 11:10 a.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 1:20 p.m. – “The Goonies” (1985)
  • 4 p.m. – “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)
  • 5:35 p.m. – “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)
  • 7:40 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 9:50 p.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)
  • 11:55 p.m. – “The Haunted Mansion” (2003)

Oct. 21

  • 7 a.m. – “ParaNorman” (2012)
  • 9 a.m. – “Spooky Buddies” (2011)
  • 11:05 a.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 1:15 p.m. – “The Haunted Mansion “(2003)
  • 3:20 p.m. – “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)
  • 5 p.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)
  • 7:05 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 9:15 p.m. – “Maleficent” (2014)
  • 11:20 p.m. – “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007)

Oct. 22

  • 4 p.m. – “Maleficent” (2014)
  • 6:10 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 8:20 p.m. – “The Witches of Eastwick” (1987)
  • 12 a.m – “Warm Bodies” (2013)

Oct. 23

  • 4 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 6:10 p.m. – “The Witches of Eastwick” (1987)
  • 8:50 p.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)
  • 12 a.m. – “Monster House” (2006)

Oct. 24

  • 4 p.m. – “Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic” (2018)
  • 5 p.m. – “Monster House” (2006)
  • 7 p.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)
  • 9 p.m. – “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)
  • 12 a.m. – “Spooky Buddies” (2011)

Oct. 25

  • 4 p.m. – “Jurassic Park” (1993)
  • 7 p.m. – “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)
  • 9 p.m. – “The Haunted Mansion” (2003)
  • 12 a.m. – “The Final Girls” (2015)

Oct. 26

  • 12:30 p.m. – “Jurassic Park” (1993)
  • 3:35 p.m. – “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997)
  • 6:40 p.m. – “The Haunted Mansion” (2003)
  • 8:50 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 12 a.m. – “Teen Spirit” (2011)

Oct. 27

  • 7 a.m. – “Dark Shadows” (2012)
  • 9:40 a.m. – “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005)
  • 12:20 p.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)
  • 2:30 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 4:40 p.m. – “Monsters, Inc.” (2001)
  • 6:50 p.m. – “Monsters University” (2013)
  • 9:20 p.m. – “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)
  • 11:25 p.m. – “Toy Story of Terror!” (2013)
  • 11:55 p.m. – “ParaNorman” (2012)

Oct. 28

  • 7 a.m. – “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005)
  • 9:40 a.m. – “The Addams Family” (1993)
  • 11:50 a.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 2 p.m. -“Toy Story of Terror!” (2013)
  • 2:30 p.m. – “Monsters, Inc.” (2001)
  • 4:35 p.m. – “Monsters University” (2013)
  • 7:05 p.m. – “Hotel Transylvania” (2012)
  • 9:10 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 11:20 p.m. – “The Goonies” (1985)

Oct. 29

  • 4:30 p.m. – “The Goonies” (1985)
  • 7:10 p.m. – “Big Hero 6” (2014)
  • 9:20 p.m. – “The Nightmare Before Christmas (25th Anniversary Release)” (1993)
  • 12 a.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)

Oct. 30

  • 2:30 p.m. – “Big Hero 6” (2014)
  • 4:40 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 6:45 p.m. – “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)
  • 8:25 p.m. -“Toy Story of Terror!” (2013)
  • 8:55 p.m. – “The Addams Family” (1991)
  • 12 a.m. – “Warm Bodies” (2013)

Oct. 31

  • 7:30 a.m. “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 11 a.m. -“Toy Story of Terror!” (2013)
  • 11:30 a.m. – “Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic” (2018)
  • 12:30 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 2:40 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 4:45 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 6:50 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 8:55 p.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)
  • 12 a.m. – “Hocus Pocus” (1993)