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


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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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the shooting script, as well as early edits of the film, it is implied that only Sarah has actual magic powers, and that the other girls' abilities are merely a result of their leaching off of Sarah's magic. See more »


When Sara walks in to the room at the party where Nancy and Chris are on the bed, as soon as Nancy appears to be in her own form again, you can see that her lipstick is smeared almost to the point of being completely gone. However, when she gets off of the bed and begins yelling at Chris, her lipstick is perfect. 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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Referenced in Behind the 'Scream' (2000) See more »


Jump Into the Fire
Written by Harry Nilsson
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by Tripping Daisy
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Not bad!
16 August 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

This movie was better than I expected. It's about a girl who moves and meets three girls at her new school, who seem to be practicing witchcraft... The movie certainly appealed to me, the acting was not bad, certainly Robin Tunney (who plays Veronica in "Prison Break") did a good job, but also Neve Campbell and Rachel True are acting alright. The only person of who I didn't like the acting, was Fairuza Balk. Her voice is (in this movie) not exactly the nicest voice to listen to. But she dóés have some good moments in this movie. Director Andrew Fleming, who's budget for The Craft wasn't so big, did a good job. The movie is -at least in the first half- a good combination between a thriller and a comedy, in the end, all the comedy disappears, the atmosphere darkens and we get a fairly exciting thriller. Some of the special effects are very good. The music was o.k., but (except for a few scenes) nothing more. If you have the chance to watch this, try it! The movie will certainly not appeal to everyone, the movie is more for teenagers and people in their early twenties, I think. Many older people won't appreciate this film so much. But everyone should give The Craft a try!

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