‘Hocus Pocus’ director Anne Fletcher found it “intimidating” to do the sequel.
The 56-year-old filmmaker is helming the next comedic horror flick – which follows the original 1993 classic and is set to launch on Disney+ on September 30.
It sees Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker reprising their roles as the Sanderson sisters.
And Anne admitted she was “afraid” of making a mistake and upsetting the hardcore ‘Hocus Pocus’ fanbase.
She told SFX magazine: “It’s a tough job to do something like this with the fandom, because you don’t want to blow it up.
“It’s very scary, I’ve never done a sequel.”
The director only agreed to do the second film because it contains the stories of the witches and the “second scare” is a thrill.
She added: “The opening of our film is a prologue to our young witches – and that’s why I picked up the film because I’m very, very into the stories and the truth and the foundations. .
“Those are the things I love the most – basically you can be silly and stupid, and over the top and crazy.
“But now fans get a little taste of our witches’ early years.
“Which for me is an explosion.
“So I took the film for that particular reason.
“The second reason is that the second scare in the movie is so much fun.”