Halloween is more than three months away, and already, The Home Depot is putting a spell on fright fans.
The home improvement retailer is bewitching lawns across the nation with its newest inflatable yard decoration featuring the iconic Sanderson sisters of “Hocus Pocus.”
This puffed-up trio of witchy siblings stands a little over 4.5 feet high, and despite a few arched eyebrows, is far more adorable than alarming. The not-so-scary scene features a holiday message and the images of a couple of black cats. Binx and a friend, perhaps?
It might seem a little strange to be gearing up for Halloween in July, but it follows a theme. The film was originally released on July 16, 1993. It slowly built a sort of cult following and is now an iconic must-see for the spooky holiday, with teens from that era now grown and sharing the movie with their own families.
That nostalgia is likely one of the things driving the already high demand for the lawn decoration. A quick online check shows it currently out of stock and limited availability for the design, priced at $129. I mean, who wouldn’t want an illuminated Winifred, Mary and Sarah greeting little hobgoblins as they make their way through the neighborhood, seeking treats on All Hallows Eve? Don’t worry: The kids are safe from this version of the sisters!
And this lawn ornament isn’t all that is brewing in the land of Sandersons. Fans were thrilled when Disney announced in May that filming is set to begin this fall on “Hocus Pocus 2,” with the premiere date sometime in fall 2022, exclusively on Disney+. Stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are all scheduled to reprise their roles. Early word is the plot will spin around three young ladies who accidentally conjure the Sandersons and bring them to modern-day Salem. Who knows what trouble they will get up to this time around?
While you wait for the next chapter in the witchy saga, keep checking stock at The Home Depot for this fun decoration that will set the scene on your lawn or patio. It would even make the perfect centerpiece for a big Halloween soiree! It’s been a while since we have all been able to celebrate the day of tricks and treats properly.
And it couldn’t be easier to get that party started. Setup is certainly no double, double toil or trouble: The decoration is self-inflating and includes stakes to keep the witches grounded, even if they want to take to the sky.