‘Hocus Pocus’ star discovers family history of witchcraft accusation
, 2022-10-31 11:12:23,
Kathy Najimy, left, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker in “Hocus Pocus.” Parker has more in common with her fictional counterpart than she previously thought. (Andrew Cooper, Disney Enterprises)
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LEHI — It’s Halloween time, so you’re probably getting your fill of spooky movies and TV shows. But what would you say if I told you that one of those movies is closer to real-life than you may realize?
No, Jason Voorhees is not lurking around your neighborhood, searching for brain-dead teens. No murderer is lurking in the dreams of teenagers waiting to pounce. Man, horror movies really hate teenagers.
While your teens may be safe, one fictional witch has closer ties to her on-screen character than she might have known when she took the job.
There’s so much unexpected magic that can be found in your family’s past
–Jennifer Utley, Ancestry
Sarah Jessica Parker first portrayed the Salem witch Sarah Sanderson in the 1993 film “Hocus Pocus.” She recently dusted off her broom, or Swiffer, for the sequel, “Hocus Pocus 2.” In the two movies, the Sanderson sisters, who are witches, terrorized Salem, Massachusetts, in the 17th century, only to return in 1993 and again in 2022 to wreak havoc on the town.
While Parker is not an actual witch, she has more in common with her fictional counterpart than she previously…
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