When it comes to Halloween movies, “Hocus Pocus” is arguably one of the favorite films for millennials to watch during the spooky fall season. The 1993 movie wasn’t an instant hit when it premiered, but over the years it garnered a cult following. In a nod to its everlasting longevity, it’s one of the main staples in Freeform’s “13 Night of Halloween.” To make sure you don’t miss “Hocus Pocus” on television this year, check out every time it will air on Freeform below:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 9:00 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, Oct. 20th at 4:35 p.m. EDT
  • Sunday, Oct. 23rd at 9:50 p.m. EDT
  • Monday, Oct. 24th at 8:50 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, Oct. 27th at 8:50 p.m. EDT
  • Friday, Oct. 28th at 4:40 p.m. EDT
  • Saturday, Oct. 29th at 9:25 p.m. EDT
  • Sunday, Oct. 30th at 7:25 p.m. EDT
  • Monday, Oct. 31st at 9 p.m. EDTR and 12:00 a.m. EDT

Even Bette Midler, who stars as Winifred Sanders, one of the witches, loves the movie. “Oh, I love it. I love it,” Midler told journalist Katie Couric in 2013. “We made it before the tidal wave of Halloween happened.”

Midler said it was one of her favorite films. “Kids, grown-ups, everyone takes part in it. This movie was kind of like the beginning of the wave,” she said in 2013, according to Huffington Post. “We had a great time making it. It was Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker and I and we laughed the whole time.”

While there are rumors that a sequel film will film, it’s unlikely. Midler joked about the gossip on Twitter last year by making a reference to the film.

“Breaking news!! SEQUEL DELAYED!!” she tweeted at the time, tagging her former co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. “@Disney having trouble finding a virgin!” She also shared a gif of her and her co-stars gasping. 

Najimy hopped in on the joke. “Listen to @BetteMidler She's got the inside scoop on virgins folks!” Then she added, “Stop spreading bogus rumors @BetteMidler we both know @marcshaiman is a virgin.” (Marc Shaiman produced the cult classic.)

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hocus pocus “Hocus Pocus,” starring Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker, was released on July 16, 1993. Photo: Buena Vista Pictures/Andrew Cooper

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