It’s been 25 years since the Sanderson Sisters were first brought back to life in Hocus Pocus — and the film’s cast, including the youngsters who made up its heart, reunited Tuesday night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for a special anniversary bash. Once you find the book, brew the potion, and suck the lives out of the children of Salem before sunrise, click through to see what the kiddies look like all grown-up
Dani (Thora Birch)
Before playing disaffected teens in American Beauty and Ghost World, Thora Birch charmed audiences as young Dani — the kid sister Max (Omri Katz) has to take trick-or-treating and eventually rescue from the witchy Sanderson sisters. Director Kenny Ortega told EW it made him smile to see families attend the bash dressed with their kids in costume as Dani and Max.
The anniversary marked a rare chance for Ortega to catch up with his young cast. “Thora Birch and her fiancée, we had dinner,” he tells EW. “They were telling me I remember everything and they were telling stories with each other“.
Jay and Ernie "Ice"
Max’s haunted Halloween kicked off with some torture from the town bullies Jay (Tobias Jelenik) and Ernie “Ice” (Larry Bagby).
Larry Bagby and Tobias Jelinek both got a big career boost from Hocus Pocus — in fact, it was Jelinek’s film debut. The two are still acting regularly, frequently making guest star appearances on television series including 9-1-1, Stranger Things, and Arrow.