AceShowbiz - "Hocus Pocus" is getting a 25th anniversary celebration on Freeform this October. The network announced on Tuesday, May 15 during its upfronts presentation that it would expand its 13 Nights of Halloween programming block.
The long-running event is expanded into a super-sized, month-long 31 Nights of Halloween celebration, including a celebration for the fan-favorite Halloween movies with the "Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Extravaganza". Official Twitter account of the network announces the news on the micro-blogging site, writing, "Amok, amok, amok! The #HocusPocus 25th Anniversary Extravaganza is coming to Freeform during #31NightsOfHalloween. #FreeformUpfront."
Details about the upcoming special are currently unknown, but a press release bills the title as a "spooktacular" festivity to commemorate the classic movie's 25th anniversary.
"Hocus Pocus" was originally released in 1993 and starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as three witches who rise from the dead to torment a small New England town on Halloween. It debuted to lukewarm reviews, but later turned into a cult phenomenon.
31 Nights of Halloween will also include "Decorating Disney: Halloween is coming!". Hailing from the executive producers of the "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" series, Ann Lewis Roberts, Simon Lythgoe and Jenny Daly, the behind-the-scenes special will feature all the tricks and treats behind the transformation of the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts into the scariest, yet still magical, places on Earth.
The beloved block is set to kick off on October 1. Given the fact that it will host more than 1,000 hours of holiday-specific content, Freeform surely has more up their sleeves for viewers this upcoming Halloween.