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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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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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3 May 1996 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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JPY 19,580,300 (Japan) (3 January 1997)
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While researching The Craft, Fairuza Balk became familiar with Panpipes Magickal Marketplace in Hollywood, eventually buying the store and continuing to operate it until 2001 when she sold it to Jymie Darling and Vicky Adams, whom she had brought in as managers after her own purchase in 1995. See more »

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When Sarah walks into her room for the first time there is a shadow of one of the crew members behind her on the door. See more »

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[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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Tomorrow Never Knows
Written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by Our Lady Peace
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
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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.


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