Hocus Pocus stars reunite to cast spell on young people and 'make them vote'

Rachel Yang
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They're usually up to mayhem, but the witchy Sanderson sisters actually reunited for a good cause — spooking young people into haunting the polls.

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, who played sisters in the beloved 1993 film Hocus Pocus, got together Monday for a brief Instagram PSA on the importance of voting.

"You guys, I just sent in my ballot and I was just checking to see if you voted yet," Najimy said in the video. The actress also said she texted VOTER to 26797 and the process couldn't have been easier.

Parker appealed to young voters, many of whom she said sat out the last election, about why they should make their voice heard this time around.

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"It's a very big deal, this election, obviously," she said. "Part of me feels that, because so many young people felt disenfranchised in the last election — for whatever reason — my fervent hope is that those that sat out will decide that, even if a candidate can't get them to the exact destination point, the opportunity to get so much closer to where they know this country needs to be."

"I do think there is something we can do about it," Midler teased mischievously.

"No, we shouldn't," Najimy responded, with Parker adding, "Dare we?"

The three then break into chanting a spell, as their characters did in the Halloween movie, but instead of trying to suck the soul out of kids like the Sandersons, they're using their magic to "make them vote."

Last week, Midler revealed the first behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Hocus Pocus reunion special, featuring her, Najimy, and Parker in their characters' iconic costumes.

"Your 3 fav witches - @sarahjessicaparker @kathynajimy & ME - are returning for 1 night only on 10/30 at 8p ET!" Midler captioned the post. "'In Search of the Sanderson Sisters' is the best thing to happen to #Halloween since Hocus Pocus + Reeses Pieces!"

The virtual event, titled In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover, will reunite the three stars in a tribute to the 1993 film about the witchy, sisterly trio who return from the dead to terrorize a New England town.

Tickets for the 2020 Hulaween event are available now, with proceeds from the event going to benefit the New York Restoration Project's "dedication to creating more green space for underserved communities to grow their own food, connect, and access safe spaces directly in their neighborhood."

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