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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 anger them.

Director:

Andrew Fleming

Writers:

Peter Filardi (story), Peter Filardi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Elizabeth Guber ... Laura's Friend
Jennifer Greenhut Jennifer Greenhut ... 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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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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Trivia

Robin Tunney initially wanted to play Bonnie. When Robin was finally cast as Sarah Bailey, director Andrew Fleming eventually cast Neve Campbell as Bonnie after seeing Neve in the TV series "Party of Five (1994)." See more »

Goofs

Sarah's shirt through the climax of the movie changes from a ribbed pattern to a plain non-ribbed pattern. 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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Alternate Versions

The DVD has three deleted scenes: Sarah visiting Bonnie in the hospital and attempting to heal her; Sarah, Bonnie, and Rochelle confronting Nancy; Nancy doing another "glamour" on Sarah. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Horror
Written by Royston Langdon
Produced by Bryce Goggin
Performed by Spacehog
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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How Soon Is Now?
28 October 2019 | by swordsnareSee all my reviews

With a witchcraft theme and soundtrack that inspired the "Charmed" TV series, most notably with The Smiths cover of "How Soon Is Now?", this 90's teen flick is a bit of a guilty pleasure in essence.

Fairuza Balk played a convincing unhinged witch character and apparently she owned an occult store until 2001? Bit of nostalgia on my behalf, as I had a bit of crush on Neve Campbell at the time.

Still a better story than Twilight.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,710,995, 5 May 1996

Gross USA:

$24,819,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,819,936
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1.85 : 1
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