The Craft (1996)

I finally watched this 1996 Columbia Pictures film “The Craft” on Netflix DVD. This movie was produced by Douglas Wick (Wolf, Girl Interrupted, Gladiator, Hollow Man, Spy Game, Divergent Series) and directed by Andrew Fleming (Dick, Nancy Drew, The Craft: Legacy, TV like Grosse Pointe, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings). The new girl joins three teenage witches, at her new high school, to pursue witchcraft for their own gain which they find has repercussions.

Sarah is played by Robin Tunney (Encino Man, Empire Records, End of Days, Vertical Limit, Supernova, Zodiac, The Darwin Awards, TV episodes of Prison Break, The Mentalist), Chris Hooker is Skeet Ulrich (Weekend at Bernie’s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Scream, As Good as it Gets, Armored, Escape Room, TV episodes of Jericho, SCI: New York, Law & Order: LA, and Jugheads dad FP Jones on Riverdale),

Nancy is Fairuza Balk (Return to Oz, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Waterboy, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Lost Soul, Almost Famous,

Bonnie is Neve Campbell (Scream, Scream 2, Wild Things, 54, Three to Tango, Panic, Scream 3, Blind Horizon, Scream 4., Skyscraper, TV episodes of Party of Five, House of Cards,

Rochelle is Rachel True (Embrace of the Vampire, Half-baked, Sharknado 2: The Second One, TV episodes of The Cosby Show, The Drew Carey Show, Half & Half),

Mr. Bailey is Cliff DeYoung (Harry & Tonto, Shock Treatment, Protocol, F/X, Flight of the Navigator, Flashback),

Laura is Christine Taylor (The Brady Bunch Movie, A Very Brady Sequel, The Wedding Singer, Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Zoolander 2, TV episodes of Arrested Development, Search Party),

Mitt is Breckin Meyer (Clueless, Escape from L.A., Can’t Hardly Wait, 54, Road Trip, Josie and the Pussycats, Herbie: Fully Loaded, TV episodes of King of the Hill, Trey is Nathaniel Marston (TV episodes of As the World Turns, One Life to Live),

Grace is Helen Shaver (The Amityville Horror, The Color of Money, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, TV episodes of Poltergeist: The Legacy, Director os episodes of Person of Interest, Vikings, Westworld, Stargate Universe, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and

Doctor is Brenda Strong (Spaceballs, Starship Troopers, Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, TV episodes of Party of Five, 7th Heaven, Desperate Housewives, Supergirl).

85 actresses screen tested for the four main roles including Angelina Jolie and Alicia Silverstone. Production enlisted a real-life Wiccan named Pat Devin to act as an on-set advisor for the film. The movie was shot in Los Angeles in places like Los Angeles International Airport, Sunset Boulevard, and Broadway.

Verdugo Hills High School was used for the fictional Catholic School. The Soundtrack for The Craft features Our Lady Peace covering the Beatles’ Tomorrow Never Knows, Heather Nova , Matthew Sweet, Juliana Hatfield, Jewel and Elastica. I will give this movie 3.75 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Matthew Sweet
Our Lady Peace

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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