During an interview with Screen Rant, actor Doug Jones (who has made a career out of playing various inhuman monsters, primarily throug his collaborations with director Guillermo Del Toro) explained that the character of Billy Butcherson will actually be wearing the same exact wig he wore in the original “Hocus Pocus” film when he returns for the sequel — and he revealed where this iconic wig has been for the last three decades.
“If you put Billy from 29 years ago and Billy from the new movie side by side, you would not be able to tell the difference,” Jones said. “I was surprised to see that my wig had been on a dummy of me, on display all these years at [producer] David Kirschner’s house […] It is a little personal museum, and we borrowed the wig back, so I wear the exact same hair, I didn’t even have to tease it, it was already ready to cut.”
In addition to his work as a producer on the original “Hocus Pocus,” horror fans will most likely know Kirschner as one of the producers for the 1993 slasher film “Child’s Play.” The fact that Billy’s wig has been on display in the home of such an iconic horror producer is certainly a neat piece of trivia, though perhaps the most impressive part of the entire story is the fact that the wig was well-preserved enough to use again for the new film. In any case, it will be interesting to see how this iconic wig looks on-screen when Billy returns for “Hocus Pocus 2.”