The Craft

May 3rd, 1996







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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.

Release Year: 1996

Rating: 5.9/10 (28,322 voted)

Director: Andrew Fleming

Stars: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell

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.

Writers: Peter Filardi, Peter Filardi

Cast:
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

Taglines: Welcome to the Witching Hour

Release Date: 3 May 1996

Filming Locations: Culver City, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $30,900,000 (Worldwide) (except USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The shots of Nancy being covered in bugs were created by wrapping a life-cast of Fairuza Balk's head and torso in green screen material. The bugs were filmed crawling all over the casting and then digitally composited on top of a live action plate of Balk.

Goofs:
Continuity: During the 'levitation' scene the candles on the floor disappear during some shots.

Quotes:
Mr. Bailey: Can I help you?
Chris: No one can help me.



User Review

Interesting and Entertaining Film

Rating: 6/10

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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