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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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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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$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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Although the name of the Catholic high school is shown as St. Benedict's in the film, it was called St. Bernard's Academy in the film's trailer. This is a nod by writer Peter Filardi to Saint Bernard High School in his southeastern Connecticut home town. 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 »

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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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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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