Hocus Pocus director says it was ‘intimidating’ to make a sequel | Partner Content: Arts, Films and TV

‘Hocus Pocus’ director Anne Fletcher found it “intimidating” to do the sequel.

The 56-year-old filmmaker is helming the next comedic horror flick – which follows the original 1993 classic and is set to launch on Disney+ on September 30.

It sees Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker reprising their roles as the Sanderson sisters.

And Anne admitted she was “afraid” of making a mistake and upsetting the hardcore ‘Hocus Pocus’ fanbase.

She told SFX magazine: “It’s a tough job to do something like this with the fandom, because you don’t want to blow it up.

“It’s very scary, I’ve never done a sequel.”

The director only agreed to do the second film because it contains the stories of the witches and the “second scare” is a thrill.

She added: “The opening of our film is a prologue to our young witches – and that’s why I picked up the film because I’m very, very into the stories and the truth and the foundations. .

“Those are the things I love the most – basically you can be silly and stupid, and over the top and crazy.

“But now fans get a little taste of our witches’ early years.

“Which for me is an explosion.

“So I took the film for that particular reason.

“The second reason is that the second scare in the movie is so much fun.”

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