Sight and Sound - 11/01/1996
"...It evokes a dreamy sensuousness of mood....Great visuals, sure drama and applied intelligence: a rare combination in horror movies..."
USA Today - 05/03/1996
"...Invoking the spirit of HEATHERS and CARRIE, THE CRAFT offers choice vignettes of voodoo revenge..."
Variety - 05/06/1996
"...A neatly crafted film....[Fleming] has coaxed marvelous performances from his inviting ensemble, particularly the appealing Tunney..."
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.
Sarah, the troubled new kid in town, has just begun attending St. Benedict's Academy. There, she draws the attention of dysfunctional outcasts Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle -- and discovers that they, like her, can perform "the craft." By joining their clique, Robin provides the last of the four elements (earth, fire, air, water) needed for the girls to concoct magic spells. Armed with this new supernatural ability, the bewitched quartet set out to make life a living hell for the students who taunted and abused them in the past. Revenge is indeed sweet, that is until a power struggle begins between Sarah and Nancy....
Coming Of Age |
Evil Kids |
Theatrical Release |
Witches And Wizards
Released theatrically in the USA May 3, 1996.
Color by Technicolor.
Additional credits: Lisa Tornell (co-producer); Jeffrey Hamilton (makeup); Kelley R. Ray (visual effects supervisor).
Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.