The Craft

  • 15
  • Andrew Fleming (1996)
  • US
  • 100 min
The Craft
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

In this engaging teen version of The Witches of Eastwick, four schoolfriends discover that sorcery helps when it comes to relationship problems and dealing with their various physical and emotional worries - until one of them seeks real power, that is. The attractive cast of stars-to-be (including Scream's Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich) makes skilful use of plausible characters and a smart script that puts a sinister spin on female bonding. The glossy style and neat visual effects combine with a few genuinely creepy moments to make this above-average genre fare, though the full-on sorcery showdown belongs in another movie.

Plot Summary

Supernatural horror thriller starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True. A misfit at her new school, teenager Sarah's budding paranormal powers attract the attention of three similarly inclined fellow students. The quartet experiment with witchcraft, initially using magic to improve their personal lives. But events begin to spiral out of hand.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sarah
Robin Tunney
Nancy
Fairuza Balk
Bonnie
Neve Campbell
Rochelle
Rachel True
Chris
Skeet Ulrich
Laura Lizzie
Christine Taylor
Mitt
Breckin Meyer
Trey
Nathaniel Marston
Mr Bailey
Cliff De Young
Lirio
Assumpta Serna
Grace
Helen Shaver

Crew

Director
Andrew Fleming

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)
Guidance: 
Edited for violence, language and sex scenes.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama