Haul your brooms back to Salem in Hocus Pocus 2 with a sequel to start the spooky season off right.
Call your Covens and fly onto Disney+ for Hocus Pocus 2. Salem witches are alive and well in this (oc)cult classic’s modern day sequel. Follow the Sanderson Sisters, (Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Medler and Kathy Namijmy) as they are up to their old trickery with the new generation. Rhode Island acts as the new stomping ground for the witches three, slithering their way through the town, looking for victims.
The Chase Farm
The Chase Farm transforms into medieval Salem for the opening scenes of Hocus Pocus 2. In the film, the Sanderson Sisters’ ancestral town is now located in Salem’s Historical District. The “village” is complete with scorched remains from the fire that destroyed their home in the 1600’s. Sadly, the district does not exist. The Chase Farm is a flat stretch of land located in Rhode Island, near Providence. It is great for “a number of activities such as summer concerts, sledding, hiking and other special events” according to a Rhode Island travel website. You may not be able to dramatically run from a pitchfork-wielding crowd, but you can explore beautifully painted skies and fresh air, or attend a Hocus Pocus-themed festival, as seen above.
Newport Historical Old Colony House
The Newport Historical Old Colony House is featured in the background of the Sanderson Sisters’ performance of “One Way or Another” in the costume contest. They did not place, but did leave the crowd mesmerized with a spell. According to its website, “The Old Colony House was intended to help transform the Parade, as Washington Square was then named, into an elegant public space in keeping with the traditions of English cities.” As it was built in 1739, The Old Colony House has outlived many generations, much like the Sanderson Sisters.
Newman Congregational Church and Cemetery
The Newman Congregational Church and Cemetery offers a chilling atmosphere for the scenes including Billy the Zombie, played by Doug Jones (the original actor from the 1993 film,) and Gilbert (Sam Richardson.) After being cursed by the sisters, Gilbert is tasked with gathering ingredients for “The Power” spell. Billy on the other hand, thinks that this spell will kill the trio of witches once and for all. This leads to an interesting dynamic between the two, ending in the formation of unlikely bond and with Gilbert promising to tell the real story of Billy and Winnifred.
Atwell Avenue Walgreens
The Atwell Avenue Walgreens is featured in a hilarious scene with the witches “discovering immortality ” in the beauty aisle. Becca (Whitney Peak) and Izzy (Belissa Escobedo) trick the Sanderson Sisters into thinking the beauty aisle holds the souls of the children they need for their spell. It is in this aisle that the sisters perform the iconic shuffle when searching for ingredients, as they call them. This scene also features the teens quickly outwitting the witches by using a salt circle, a trick they fall wore more than once throughout the course of the film. Travel here and you too can pick up a “potion” of children’s souls disguised as skin revitalizers.
Moses Brown School and La Salle Academy
As the sisters are constantly defeated by children, it makes sense for school to appear in the filming locations. The Moses Brown School serves as part of the exterior for the middle school Becca, Cassie, and Izzy all attend. With its brick arches and dark colors, Moses Brown School bears striking resemblance to the original middle school featured in Hocus Pocus in 1993. Its interior however, is that of The La Salle Academy. According to its Facebook, the La Salle Academy hosted a showing of Hocus Pocus 2 on October 1st.
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