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.
Rachel True - Actress/"The Craft"
Andrew Fleming - Director/Screenwriter
Cliff De Young - Star, NASH BRIDGES (1999)
Cliff DeYoung - Star, NASH BRIDGES (1999)
Helen Shaver - Canadian Actress
Neve Campbell - Actress, PARTY OF FIVE, SCREAM
Christine Taylor - American Actress/Showdown
Graeme Revell - Score composer
Marek Dobrowolski - Production Designer
Skeet Ulrich - Actor/"Last Dance"
Breckin Meyer - American Actor, CLUELESS
Robin Tunney - Actress
Assumpta Serna - Actress
Fairuza Balk - American Actress
Alexander Gruszynski - Director, BLACK DAWN (2005)
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 101
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 043396052703
- Genre: Horror
- Rating: R (MPAA) (For some terror and violence, and for some brief language)
- Release Date: August 2006
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....
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.
"...It evokes a dreamy sensuousness of mood....Great visuals, sure drama and applied intelligence: a rare combination in horror movies..." - 11/01/1996 Sight and Sound, p.46
"...Invoking the spirit of HEATHERS and CARRIE, THE CRAFT offers choice vignettes of voodoo revenge..." - 05/03/1996 USA Today, p.10D
"...A neatly crafted film....[Fleming] has coaxed marvelous performances from his inviting ensemble, particularly the appealing Tunney..." - 05/06/1996 Variety