Few properties hold such an unexpected, nostalgic, cultish place in filmgoers’ hearts than Hocus Pocus. Maybe Space Jam. Maybe. But even Space Jam isn’t a perennial TV favorite linked with one of nerddom’s favorite holidays: Halloween. Now, Hocus Pocus is bringing its spooky witchery to real life.
According to a release, Freeform (as part of their 31 Nights of Halloween October fest of fear) is altering Hollywood’s Lombardi House to become a Hocus Pocus-themed haunted house in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary. Yes, we feel old too. The house also implements elements of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas — as the film also celebrates the quarter-century mark — like Mr. Oogie Boogie’s Lair and a photo op where fans can pose on Spiral Hill like Jack Skellington.
But they can also take their girl squad to “recreate the original film poster of Hocus Pocus” before checking out an interactive graveyard and casting a spell in the Sanderson’s cauldron. It’s all free, it’s all weird, and it’s not even mentioning that the film will receive a literary sequel. But maybe that’s for the best.
We just want to live in the Hocus Pocus passion of the past, even if it means trekking out to L.A. far before Halloween in order to partake in a haunted house only partially dedicated to some of our favorite witchy sisters.
The house will be scaring all fans from Oct. 4 - 9 and you can get tickets here.