We're a week into October, which means it's Halloween season and we are ready to get spooky (not that 2020 hasn't already been RIDICULOUSLY spooky). Whether you're planning to celebrate by eating excessive amounts of fun-size candy inside the safety of your home or hunting for the perfect costume for you pup (to literally only wear inside because, you know, COVID), you'll want to make sure you book at least ten hours this month to watch (and rewatch) the greatest Halloween movie of all time — Hocus Pocus (runner up goes to Halloweentown, obviously).
The classic 1993 witchy wonder starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica-Parker, and Kathy Najimy is the perfect way to ease (or dive headfirst) into October. Hocus Pocus has everything you need for Halloween season — black cats (Binx!), ex-boyfriend zombies, black flame candles, sexy witches on broomsticks (and vacuum cleaners), and, of course, the token virgin. Luckily for us spooky superfans, Hocus Pocus is finally available to stream on Disney+, which you can get for $6.99 a month (after a free trial, of course). If live TV is more your jam, Freeform is doing us a solid and playing Hocus Pocus upwards of 14 times in the month of October — so you can watch it until you can't tell the difference between Winnie and Binx.
If you don't have cable or Disney+, you can get a Live TV free trial on Hulu, YouTubeTV, Sling, AT&T TV, or Vue, which will give you access to up to seven days of Hocus Pocus. If you don't want to subscribe to anything new, you can always rent or buy (let's be honest you might as well buy it at this point) the movie on various platforms, such as YouTube, Amazon, iTunes, GooglePlay, and Vudu.
Whether you buy, rent, stream, or catch it live, you won't want to miss your chance to get in the spooky spirit with the Sanderson sisters this month. And when you're all Hocus Pocus'd out, you'll definitely want to deep dive into the actual history of the Salem Witch Trials because it's faaaaascinating (and terrifying and definitely sexist). Happy Halloween, sisters!