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The Craft (1996)

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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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Laura's Friend
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Laura's Friend
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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 All (112) »

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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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$24,881,000 (USA)
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In the scene as the four girls enter on to the beach to invoke the spirit they each carry an animal familiar that represents themselves or their wants. Rochelle carries a clown fish - her hobby is diving and the pool is featured where her bully Laura-Lizzie bullies her. Bonnie carries a butterfly - it represents beauty this is in reference to her scars. Sarah carries a budgerigar - a budgerigar is also related a "Love bird" which is what she wanted Chris to be in love with her. Nancy is a snake - A snake is rebirth and renewal as Nancy wanted a better life for herself and her mother including power and being a leader. See more »

Goofs

The chest of drawers that hits Sarah in the final confrontation inexplicably disappears when Nancy is searching through the clothing. 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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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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solid but disjointed.
6 January 2000 | by (roanoke, va) – See all my reviews

this movie could have easily been closer to an 8 or 9 with a little more attention to the script. the movie, while enjoyable and well made, has a weird disjointed structure that takes away from the all around excellent performances.

of particular note is the stunning performance by Fairuza Balk. she has to have the most hypnotyzing eyes of any actress i've ever seen. i really hope a femme fatalle role is in her future. in addition to having a unique look, she has the ability to get REALLY over the top in the evil category. neve campbell and robin tunney, with ms. tunney being exceptionally beautiful, each deliver solid performances as well.

the movie kicks into special effects overdrive at the end and it doesn't completely fit with the feel and tone with the rest of the movie.

overrall, though i enjoyed it and i recommend it to anyone looking for a above average witch flick.

rating:7


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