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The Craft (1996)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror  -  3 May 1996 (USA)
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A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.

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Storyline

A new girl moves to a new city with her family to start a new life. She meets up with the girls who are very interested in the occult and together, the four of them have a seemingly unstopable power. They can do anything, from getting thier dream guys to like them to... the possibilities are limitless. Written by Lisa Buckley <buckley@idirect.com>

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coven | spell | outcast | occult | witch | See more »

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Welcome to the Witching Hour


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Rated R for some terror and violence, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 18,757,700 (Japan) (20 December 1996)

Gross:

JPY 19,580,300 (Japan) (3 January 1997)
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Trivia

Andrew Fleming states in the DVD commentary that a PG-13 rating was sought. They followed all of the guidelines to earn that rating, but in the final outcome the film was rated R because the film dealt with teenage girls using witchcraft. See more »

Goofs

During the 'levitation' scene the candles on the floor disappear during some shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
NancyRochelleBonnie: Now is the time. This is the hour. Ours is the magic. Ours is the power. Now is the time. This is the hour. Ours is the magic. Ours is the power
[Repeat]
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Referenced in Big Wolf on Campus: Witch College (1999) See more »

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The Horror
Written by Royston Langdon
Produced by Bryce Goggin
Performed by Spacehog
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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20 May 2003 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

I like this movie. Even though I am male, I always had an interest in witchcraft and the like. I do not know too much about Wiccan culture, but I know it is based on nature, and for that reason I really like it because I'm a nature fan.

I liked how each of the girls had their own "social nitche" (ie; the goth, the recluse, the new girl, and the "minority"). It was well balanced. I think the four women did an excellent job in their own respective parts. Bravo!

I also liked now the girls got back on the racist ditz(Laura) and the jock (Chris). I liked this revenge theme going on, albeit, in the end it comes back and bites them back. What goes around comes around.

This movie is *not* for the religious fanatic as it deals with "alternative" beliefs. This is one of the main reasons why I like this movie so much, it features alternative beliefs rather than mainstream, boring spiritualities.

The soundtrack is great too!

8/10


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