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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 group of high school students form a coven of witches. A remake of the 1996 film, "The Craft".

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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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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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Also Known As:

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

JPY 19,580,300 (Japan) (3 January 1997)
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The text of the book "Invocation of the Spirit" that Nancy reads from in the magic shop comes from "The Book of Ceremonial Magic" by Arthur Edward Waite, a well-known occultist. The book does discuss invocation of spirits, although it is not the focus of the entire book as implied in the film. See more »

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When Bonnie first goes to gene therapy, the scars are all over her back and down her left arm. However, when the four of them are strutting down the school hallway, her short sleeved shirt reveals no scars on her arm. The scars are back down her arm when she goes the second time to the doctor. 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
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Written by Justine Frischmann
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Interesting and Entertaining Film
8 January 2005 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining blend of supernatural thriller and teen movie. Sarah (played by Robin Tunney) is the new girl at a Catholic shool in Los Angeles where she meets a group of girls (Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True) who dabble in witchcraft. When Sarah joins the group they discover that they have genuine power and start using it to sort out their personal problems, until the group's leader Nacy (Balk) starts taking it too far.

The film is well-made and several shades darker than the average teen movie. The cast are all very good, especially Fairuza Balk who easily steals the film with her part.

The film's portrayal of witchcraft is a bit more interesting than the standard Hollywood portrayal, and it certainly doesn't represent it as essentially "evil", which makes a nice change. However, as always, this is Hollywood so many liberties will have been taken with genuine wiccan practices.

The film is worth a look, however. The only thing that lets it down is the overblown climax.


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