The cast of Riverdale gets into the Halloween spirit as three of the series’ lead characters channel the Sanderson Sisters from the beloved Halloween movie Hocus Pocus in incredibly detailed and accurate costumes. Hocus Pocus follows teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) as he accidentally resurrects three witches. Set in modern-day Salem, the battle between Max, his sister Dani (Thora Birch), their new friend Allison (Vinessa Shaw) and the eccentric and comically dark Sanderson witches – played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy – is cemented as a Halloween classic. The film often airs in October, with the Sanderson sisters known for being the inspiration for countless group costumes.
Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch have often taken to social media to glimpse the endearing off-screen friendships they’ve formed, contrasting with the somewhat turbulent dynamics of their complex Riverdale characters who rarely seem to be on the same page as they confront the darkness that lurks in their seemingly innocent little town. The actors are so close that they even lived together while filming the show in Vancouver. With their close bond and established commitment to going all out for Halloween, it’s no surprise that the trio decided to take on the Sanderson sisters together this year.
on her Instagram, Lili Reinhart shared the image of Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch and herself dressed as Hocus PocusSanderson Sisters for Halloween. With each of the actors’ natural hair colors correlated with that of the Sanderson sisters, it was a natural fit for who would dress as which character in the iconic trio. Check out their recreation above.
Riverdale’s Witchcraft History Explained
It’s also possible that the actors chose their costumes in part as a nod to the show that brought them together, river valley, known to contain supernatural elements in its consistently complicated plot. While the show originally explored the dangers of wealthy killers and family secrets, Riverdale season 3 took a turn towards incorporating dark mystical powers like “the dark lord” and curses. With the intersection between Riverdale and another Archie Comics series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrinain season 6, it became apparent that the show had fully embraced the supernatural.
In reality, Riverdale has suggested that one of the central characters, Cheryl Blossom (Petsch), is a witch herself. While this decision was met with mixed opinions, as some felt the plotline was an abrupt shift in the show’s focus, it’s in line with the glow for the unexpected the mystery drama has become known for. Or Riverdale clarifies the dark plot lines, either by doubling down on the supernatural elements or returning to the realistic roots of teen dramas, will become clear when the final season, season 7, comes out sometime in 2023.
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