Craft, TheColumbia Pictures
1996
R

“You know, if I were as pathetic as you are, I would have killed myself ages ago. You should go on with it.”

Four teenage girls, outsiders in their clique-ridden religious school, find an outlet for their pent-up hostilities when they form a supernatural coven. Armed with the power of “the craft,” these novice witches gleefully take vengeance on their enemies, but ultimately their indiscriminate use of power catches up to them.

Within the bunch of horror movies produced in the 1990s, The Craft turned out to be one of the better offerings at the time.  The story of a bunch of bored teenage girls deciding to dabble in witchcraft, the cast included Fairuza Balk as the power hungry lead of the group, with future Scream star Neve Campbell as one of her minions.  The script was pretty good, focusing on the tried and true themes of teen awkwardness, power corrupting, and Fairuza Balk being a total weirdo.  Had a bit of a fanboy crush on her due to this movie, actually.  Of course, the movie becomes your standard Good Witch vs. Bad Witch in the final reel, with the predictable outcome you would expect.  But, overall, The Craft was a pleasant surprise when I first watched it, something I still pull out and watch from time to time.

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