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The Craft -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Peter Filardi (story)
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Release Date:
3 May 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Welcome to the Witching Hour
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Interesting and Entertaining Film See more (187 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robin Tunney ... Sarah Bailey

Fairuza Balk ... Nancy Downs

Neve Campbell ... Bonnie

Rachel True ... Rochelle

Skeet Ulrich ... Chris Hooker

Christine Taylor ... Laura Lizzie

Breckin Meyer ... Mitt

Nathaniel Marston ... Trey

Cliff De Young ... Mr. Bailey

Assumpta Serna ... Lirio

Helen Shaver ... Grace Downs

Jeanine Jackson ... Jenny

Brenda Strong ... Doctor
Elizabeth Guber ... Laura's Friend
Jennifer Greenhut ... Laura's Friend

Arthur Senzy ... Vagrant

Endre Hules ... Monsieur Thepot
Mark Conlon ... Swimming Coach
Christine Louise Berry ... Stewardess
William Newman ... Street Preacher
Erin Tavin ... Homeless Mother

Rod Britt ... Priest
Brogan Roche ... Insurance Man
Rebecca McLaughlin ... Biology Teacher

Tony Genaro ... Bus Driver

Janet Rotblatt ... Homeroom Teacher
Jason Filardi ... Paramedic
Karyn J. Dean ... Whispering Girl
Danielle Koenig ... Whispering Girl
Janet Eilber ... Sarah's Mother
Esther Scott ... Asylum Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tory Christopher ... Bus Rider (uncredited)

Holly Marie Combs ... Tasha Powell (uncredited)
Glory Fioramonti ... Red-Haired Woman in Car (uncredited)

John Kapelos ... Ray (uncredited)

Darin Mangan ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew Fleming 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Peter Filardi (story)

Peter Filardi (screenplay) and
Andrew Fleming (screenplay)

Produced by
Ginny Nugent .... executive producer
Lisa Tornell .... co-producer
Douglas Wick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
 
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Freeman 
 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
 
Production Design by
Marek Dobrowolski 
 
Art Direction by
Gae S. Buckley 
 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Nye 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Everton 
 
Makeup Department
Jim Beinke .... makeup effects artist
Jim Beinke .... makeup effects project supervisor
Beatrice De Alba .... hair stylist
Tony Gardner .... makeup effects supervisor
Jeffrey Hamilton .... makeup artist
Monique Suraci .... assistant hair stylist
Michelle Vittone .... assistant makeup artist
Cynthia Gardner .... makeup effects finance manager (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Barry H. Waldman .... unit production manager (as Barry Waldman)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara M. Ravis .... second assistant director (as Barbara Ravis)
Nancy Townsend .... second second assistant director
John R. Woodward .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mauro Borrelli .... illustrator
Max E. Brehme .... lead man (as Max Brehme)
Amy Durose .... on-set dresser (as Amy DuRose)
Beth Elliott .... scenic artist
Helen Gabrielle Gliniak .... assistant to production designer (as Gabrielle Gliniak)
Nicole Koenigsberger .... assistant art director
Sean Mannion .... property master
Douglas Noe .... principal artist (as Doug Noe)
Natalie Richards .... set designer
Jennine Rimer .... assistant property master (as jenny rimer)
Brana Rosenfeld .... assistant set decorator
John H. Samson .... construction coordinator (as John Samson)
Dave Smith .... principal artist
Julie Witherington .... assistant property master (as Julie Sexsmith)
Wesley Wofford .... principal artist (as Wes Wofford)
Chris Buchinsky .... illustrator (uncredited)
Doug Crawford .... carpenter (uncredited)
Lee J. Jashinsky .... painter (uncredited)
Jeffrey McMahon .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Gary Metzen .... construction (uncredited)
Roderick Nunnally .... paint supervisor (uncredited)
Jeff O'Bannon .... laborer (uncredited)
Gaylene West .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... dialogue editor
David W. Alstadter .... foley mixer
Scott W. Anderson .... sound effects editor
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
James Beshears .... supervising adr editor (as Jim Beshears)
Moe Chamberlain .... boom operator
Yann Delpuech .... sound effects designer
David Diamond .... cable person
David Diamond .... second boom operator
David Diamond .... utility sound
Michael Haight .... dialogue editor
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist (as Pamela Nedd Kahn)
Gregory King .... supervising sound effects editor (as Greg King)
Bobby Mackston .... supervising sound editor
James Matheny .... dialogue editor
John Murray .... supervising foley editor
Andy Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (as Timothy A. Pearson)
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Jim Stuebe .... production sound mixer
Christopher Flick .... foley editor (uncredited)
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Rob Nokes .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Scott Garcia .... special effects
David P. Kelsey .... special effects coordinator (as Dave Kelsey)
Ron Macinnes .... special effects (as Ron MacInnes)
Douglas Noe .... principal artist (as Doug Noe)
Dave Smith .... principal artist
Gary Zink .... special effects
Becky Ochoa .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Janel Alexander .... technical assistant
Suzy Brown .... digital artist
Brummbaer .... digital artist: butterfly sequence
Mageara Cameron .... visual effects coordinator
Jason Dowdeswell .... lead digital artist
David Drzewiecki .... special effects director of photography
Sheena Duggal .... Inferno artist: SPI
Thomas F. Ford IV .... flame technical assistant (as Tom Ford)
Frank Foster .... computer graphics department supervisor: butterfly sequence
Kiki Francoise .... digital artist (as Kiki Candela)
Robin Griffin .... visual effects coordinator
Mark Holmes .... Flame artist
Walter F. Hyneman .... computer graphics supervisor
Stephen Kennedy .... digital artist (as Steve Kennedy)
Scott Kilburn .... lead digital artist: SPI
Kenneth Kurras .... film recording technician
Christopher Leone .... I/O supervisor
Anthony Mabin .... Flame artist
Janet McAndless .... digital artist: butterfly sequence
George Merkert .... visual effects executive producer
Raquel Morales .... digital artist
Rachel Nicoll .... digital artist
Megan Omi .... lead digital artist
Suzanne Pastor .... visual effects producer
Kelley Ray .... visual effects supervisor (as Kelley R. Ray)
Rebecca Ruether .... digital artist
Michael Sanchez .... digital artist: butterfly sequence
David Schaub .... lead digital artist: butterfly sequence
Andrea Scholer .... digital artist
Lisa Suzuki .... digital artist
Lynn Tigar .... digital artist
Kristen Trattner .... digital artist (as Kristen D. Trattner)
Manny Wong .... digital artist
Chris Bowers .... visual effects (uncredited)
Michael J. Walker .... visual effects camera operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Glory Fioramonti .... stunt coordinator
Sherry Peterson .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Felipe Savahge .... stunt double (uncredited)
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bertram .... grip
Kat Bueno .... grip
Katherine M. Butler .... first assistant camera (as Kate Butler)
Wayne L. Duncan .... grip
David M. Dunlap .... camera operator
David Garden .... camera operator (as David M. Garden)
Peter Iovino .... still photographer
Al LaVerde .... key grip
Ned Martin .... camera operator
Glenn E. Moran .... assistant chief lighting technician
Andy Ryan .... gaffer
Ty Suehiro .... second grip
Scott Whitman .... first assistant camera
Clay H. Wilson .... dolly grip
Erik A. Erichsen .... rigging best boy electric (uncredited)
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Gene Hara .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Darryl Murchison .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
David Schmalz .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Stephen Thorp .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Chris Casady .... animator: lightning bolt
 
Casting Department
Amy Gerber .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sonya Ooten .... set costumer
Sarah Shawe .... wardrobe supervisor (as Sarah A. Shaw)
Heidi Odum Strasburg .... set costumer (as Heidi Strasburg)
 
Editorial Department
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Michael Rafferty .... second assistant editor
Jan Wesley .... first assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Jeffrey Pollack .... executive music consultant
Ralph Sall .... executive music producer
Tim Simonec .... orchestrator
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Brian Williams .... music designer
Joshua Winget .... music editor
M.B. Gordy .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Al Boone .... transportation co-captain
Geno Hart .... transportation captain
Brian Apt .... transportation office (uncredited)
Gina August .... driver (uncredited)
Gene Hubert .... driver (uncredited)
William R. Peck .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David Allsberry .... animal wrangler
Jennifer Anderson .... production assistant (as Jennifer Taback)
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor (as Robin M. Anderson)
Jim Beinke .... project foreman
Christine Louise Berry .... assistant: Fairuza Balk
Anthony Ceccomancini .... coordinator: butterfly sequence (as Anthony J. Ceccomancini)
Kathi Danielson .... first assistant accountant (as Kathi Evans)
Pat Devin .... technical advisor
Terry Dunn .... production accountant
Matthew R. Eyraud .... production assistant (as Matt Eyraud)
Gary Kesell .... location manager (as Gary Michael Kesell)
Mickey Levy .... production assistant
Claire Lundberg .... production assistant
Kris Fullan Martinez .... production coordinator
Rebecca McCann .... assistant to producer
Ray Moran .... technical assistant
Boone Narr .... animal wrangler
Darryl Polk .... production assistant
Don Poquette .... production assistant
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Richard Scarpone .... video artist
Peter Steinfeld .... assistant to director (as Peter L. Steinfeld)
Brett Williams .... assistant location manager
Marco Zermeño .... production secretary (as Marco Zermeno)
Edward Cass .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ronald E. Hairston .... craft service (uncredited)
John Labib .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Michael Neal .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Jennifer Scott .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated R for some terror and violence, and for brief language
Runtime:
101 min
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:MA | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-14 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:PG-12 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 (original rating) | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #33999)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Actress Fairuza Balk is actually a Wiccan in real life. Balk was also able to help the makers of the movie keep the storyline as realistic as they could, and was able to give them Wicca contacts to help them in areas she couldn't.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Nancy, Rochelle, and Bonnie walk up to Sarah by the football field, Nancy is holding a book. The camera moves to Sarah and when it turns back a second later, the book has been flipped around.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Nancy, Rochelle, Bonnie: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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
How Soon is Now?See more »

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43 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Interesting and Entertaining Film, 8 January 2005
Author: RobertF87 from Scotland

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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