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The Craft (1996)

R  |   |  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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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 <>

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Plot Keywords:

coven | spell | outcast | occult | witch | See All (110) »


Welcome to the Witching Hour

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jóvenes brujas  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$210,549 (USA) (26 July 1996)


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

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One of the first films to use Kodak's EXR 200T 5287 film stock. Cinematographer Alexander Gruszynski had been planning to use it sparingly, but liked it so much during tests that he decided to shoot most of the film with it. See more »


Sarah's lipstick in the final scene is sometimes on, but sometimes not See more »


[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
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »


Witches Song
Written by Marianne Faithfull, Joe Mavety, Barry Reynolds, Terry Stannard & Steve York
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by Juliana Hatfield
Courtesy of Mammoth / Atlantic Records
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Delivers expectations.
3 July 2007 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

Very entertaining flick about three young witches and how they make a pretty, innocent girl turn into the Occultism.

Soon after they get REALLY into the Witchcraft aspect and more things related to an evil spirit, they start to lose control on their lives.

They use their powers for evil purposes and that's when hell breaks loose. The innocent girl, played by the sexy-beautiful , cute Robbin Tunney realizes that her life is in danger so she decides to leave the "clan" but that's when terrible things start to happen to her.

Pretty entertaining flick for a younger audience. Contains sensuality, use of drugs, and more aspects that PG-13 fans should enjoy.

A must see for the MTV Generation. I enjoyed it back when it premiered on theaters.

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