Bette Midler fans everywhere rejoice! The Divine Miss M is on her way to making Halloween a scream—again!
Nearly a month after Hocus Pocus fans found out Freeform would be televising a Hocus Pocus 25th anniversary special, flame-haired OG Sanderson sister Bette Midler has FINALLY! confirmed that she’ll be a part of the festivities. Midler, 72 released a video on Freeform’s Youtube page that teases, “What’s a Sanderson sister celebration without Winifred?” and gave it a quick shout out on her own Twitter account saying:
“WHAT A HOOT!! JOIN US AS WE FLY!”
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) October 18, 2018
Fans were stoked:
— Kristi Campbell (@kcamp10344) October 19, 2018
GIRL! I am SO there! KILLED me not to be able to attend the event in person as it is my FAVORITE film of all time! Gonna be buried with a copy of it in every media format known to man at the time of my death! I'm hosting a dinner party that night for it! Lots of Witchy treats!
— Hirsute_Pursuit (@Hirsute_Pursuit) October 18, 2018
— Sallie Mullikin (@mullikin_sallie) October 18, 2018
I loved you in Hocus Pocus. Your cover of “I put a spell on you” is the best I've ever heard.
— Terry Coats (@terry_coats) October 18, 2018
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Anna Soleil (@AnnaSoleil86) October 18, 2018
Here’s the full video teaser from Midler:
Fans couldn’t wait to show off their Sanderson sisters’ spirit of the season:
— Katie Williard (@KatieWilliard) October 19, 2018
— Megan Colgan (@mysticalmegan) October 18, 2018
— #VOTEBLUE November 6th (@stephenmcramer) October 18, 2018
— Kendra Roberts (@KendyxCane) October 18, 2018
— ♬♪♫ i how unes ♫♪♬ (@iShowTunes) October 18, 2018
Ohhhh can’t wait but question recreating a photo of u as Winifred but wanna know what lipstick u used the iconic lips pic.twitter.com/6Zk42qty5v
— Georgia (@GeorgiaLannette) October 18, 2018
The two-hour special (which already taped at the official bash on October 2nd at the legendary Hollywood Forever Cemetery) is a wall-to-wall Halloween extravaganza featuring: Hocus Pocus cast mates, exclusive interviews with the Sanderson sisters themselves (Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy), as well as plenty of Disney alum like event co-hosts High School Musical‘s Vanessa Hudgens and Liv and Maddie’s Jordan Fisher and will feature musical performances from American Idol Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks, and Descendents’ Dove Cameron, and Sophia Carson.
The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash will air as part of Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween this Saturday, October 20th at 8:15 p.m. ET.
Which means, if you’ve somehow missed seeing the 1993 Halloween cult classic before now, you’ve got just enough time to stream this baby in anticipation of running “Amok! Amok! Amok!”