MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 647 this week

The Craft (1996)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  3 May 1996 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 50,400 users  
Reviews: 189 user | 86 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 17 Sep 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 17 May 2013
 
a list of 27 images
created 19 Nov 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Craft" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Craft (1996)

The Craft (1996) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Craft.

User Polls

1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jawbreaker (1999)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Three of the most popular girls at Reagan High accidentally kill the prom queen with a jaw-breaker when a kidnapping goes horribly wrong.

Director: Darren Stein
Stars: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.

Director: Allan Moyle
Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Debi Mazar, Maxwell Caulfield
Scream (1996)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A masked killer begins killing teenagers in the small town of Woodsboro. One young girl and her friends realise that as the number of deaths go up, to survive they must follow the rules or horror movies.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette
Wild Things (1998)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.

Director: John McNaughton
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell
Heathers (1988)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics; killing the popular kids.

Director: Michael Lehmann
Stars: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The wry, comic romantic tale follows the Owens sisters, Sally and Gillian, as they struggle to use their hereditary gift for practical magic to overcome the obstacles in discovering true love.

Director: Griffin Dunne
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A group of girls at a Catholic boarding school get mixed up in the occult.

Director: Jane Simpson
Stars: Mimi Rose, Sheeri Rappaport, Jennifer Rubin
Scream 2 (1997)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Doctor
Elizabeth Guber ...
Laura's Friend
Jennifer Greenhut ...
Laura's Friend
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

coven | spell | outcast | occult | witch | See All (109) »

Taglines:

Welcome to the Witching Hour


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jóvenes brujas  »

Filming Locations:

 »

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One scene involved using over 3,000 snakes including pythons, boas, water snakes, garter snakes, rat snakes, and a 10-foot Amazon constrictor - even rare albino snakes. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end, when Sarah is walking through her dark house, two crew members are reflected in a mirror. 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]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Secret Circle: Heather (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Dangerous Type
Written Ric Ocasek
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by Letters to Cleo
Courtesy of Revolution
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A good fantasy movie that capitalizes on the neopaganism boom.
3 May 1999 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

One of the complaints brought against this movie by practicing wiccans is that it gives the false impression that wiccans engage in "bad" magic -- putting curses and spells on one's enemies. I would like to remind any peeved wiccans who might read this that the biggest lie this movie tells about them isn't that they cast spells, but that their spells actually work.

But that's the very lie we expect fantasy films to tell us. We demand it, in fact. This one, at least, does a very nice job of conveying the longing for power that motivates some to practice wicca and other forms of "magick." It's also fun and entertaining, and lovely to look at in places. The famous butterfly scene, in particular, will take your breath away. Over-all, this was a much better movie than it's been given credit for being.


39 of 61 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Selfish ass girls Angelina512
If The Craft was remade, who would you cast? ldwriter85
Anyone else NOT like Sarah? dfminky
Character Rochelle RealityStarlett
Representation or Misrepresentation of Paganism in this film? power-junkie
Goof Theory HegHodge
Discuss The Craft (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?