History Film / TheCraft

8th Feb '17 2:57:21 PM Stevebob
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See also ''Film/TheCovenant'', which is essentially the same premise [[SpearCounterpart but with lead guys instead]]. Constance M Burge says she was inspired to create ''Series/{Charmed}}'' partially off this movie; indeed Love Spit Love's CoverVersion of Music/TheSmiths' "How Soon Is Now?", which would become the theme song of ''Charmed'', was recorded for ''The Craft''.

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See also ''Film/TheCovenant'', which is essentially the same premise [[SpearCounterpart but with lead guys instead]]. Constance M Burge says she was inspired to create ''Series/{Charmed}}'' ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' partially off this movie; indeed Love Spit Love's CoverVersion of Music/TheSmiths' "How Soon Is Now?", which would become the theme song of ''Charmed'', was recorded for ''The Craft''.



** A minor example with Chris, who states that his mother (and a puppy he had as a kid) is the only person he ever truly cared about.



** In a deleted scene, it's mentioned that Rochelle is the only black girl in the school and so was ostracised because of it, with only Nancy bothering to befriend her.



* TheMentor: Lirio seems as if she will, but Sarah flees when Nancy attacks.

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* TheMentor: Lirio seems as if she will, will be this Sarah, but Sarah flees when Nancy attacks.attacks.
** She does give her advice on what to do to stop Nancy in the end, though.



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes?: As part as [[spoiler: the girl's trying to break Sarah, they make her hallucinate snakes, maggots, scorpians, rats, cockroaches...]]

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes?: As part as [[spoiler: the girl's trying to break Sarah, they make her hallucinate snakes, maggots, scorpians, scorpions, rats, cockroaches...]]
26th Jan '17 9:50:45 AM MarkLungo
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See also ''Film/TheCovenant'', which is essentially the same premise [[SpearCounterpart but with lead guys instead]]. Constance M Burge says she was inspired to create ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' partially off this movie; indeed Love Spit Love's cover of "How Soon Is Now?" which would become the theme song of ''Charmed'', was recorded for ''The Craft''.

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See also ''Film/TheCovenant'', which is essentially the same premise [[SpearCounterpart but with lead guys instead]]. Constance M Burge says she was inspired to create ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' ''Series/{Charmed}}'' partially off this movie; indeed Love Spit Love's cover CoverVersion of Music/TheSmiths' "How Soon Is Now?" Now?", which would become the theme song of ''Charmed'', was recorded for ''The Craft''.
18th Dec '16 4:55:38 PM fearlessnikki
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See also ''Film/TheCovenant'', which is essentially the same premise [[SpearCounterpart but with lead guys instead]].

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See also ''Film/TheCovenant'', which is essentially the same premise [[SpearCounterpart but with lead guys instead]].
instead]]. Constance M Burge says she was inspired to create ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' partially off this movie; indeed Love Spit Love's cover of "How Soon Is Now?" which would become the theme song of ''Charmed'', was recorded for ''The Craft''.



* AlphaBitch: Laura Lizzie.

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* AlphaBitch: Laura Lizzie.Lizzie antagonises Rochelle and has a GirlPosse to help her out.



* BitchAlert: Inverted. Laura Lizzie's character introduction is leaving a night with Chris and his friends, saying "nice meeting you Sarah" with a sincere smile. However we see her true character at the swim practice.

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* BitchAlert: BitchAlert:
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Inverted. Laura Lizzie's character introduction is leaving a night with Chris and his friends, saying "nice meeting you Sarah" with a sincere smile. However we see her true character at the swim practice.



* CatFight: In the climax between [[spoiler: Sarah and Nancy. It's a serious fight, though, and it is not played for Fanservice]].
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: Par for the course.
** SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: And sometimes outside of class.

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* CatFight: In the climax between [[spoiler: Sarah and Nancy. It's a serious fight, though, and it is not played for Fanservice]].
* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: Par for The school the course.
** SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: And sometimes outside of class.
girls go to is a Catholic one, getting the girls into the uniform.



* DisproportionateRetribution:[[spoiler: Chris' death.]]

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* DisproportionateRetribution:[[spoiler: Chris' death.death is caused by him rejecting Nancy and claiming she's jealous.]]



* GothGirlsKnowMagic: Teenage rebellion and Goth style leads to magical terrorism.

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* GothGirlsKnowMagic: Teenage rebellion and Goth style leads to magical terrorism. Of course Nancy is the only real Goth in the group.



* LadyDrunk: Nancy's mother.

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* LadyDrunk: Nancy's mother.mother is never seen without a glass of liquor.



* LovePotion: Sarah puts Chris under a love spell after he pretended to be interested in her, but turned out to just be an asshole instead. It works fine at first, until Chris becomes so enamored with Sarah that he starts stalking her, [[spoiler:culminating in a [[DateRapeAverted date rape attempt]]. Nancy then kills him in retaliation.]]

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* LovePotion: Sarah puts Chris under a love spell after he pretended to be interested in her, but turned out to just be an asshole instead. It works fine at first, until Chris becomes so enamored enamoured with Sarah that he starts stalking her, [[spoiler:culminating in a [[DateRapeAverted date rape attempt]]. Nancy then kills him in retaliation.]]



* PlotHole: Bonnie wears baggy clothes to hide her scars. After she first starts treatment for them she is suddenly wearing less clothes but then in another scene the scars are back and when they finally disappear Bonnie walks into class wearing the same type of clothes she'd been wearing before and everyone is suddenly reacting to that.
** The occasion when she's wearing fewer clothes is when the four go on an outing to the countryside. Her scars are still partly visible, and it seems to be more because she's more comfortable to expose them among the rest of the coven than she is at school.
** Potentially played straight during the 'Stiff as a Board' scene where no scars are visible even in a skirt and short sleeves, but more likely a simple makeup goof than anything else.

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* PlotHole: Bonnie wears baggy clothes to hide her scars. After she first starts treatment for them she is suddenly wearing less clothes but then in another scene the scars are back and when they finally disappear Bonnie walks into class wearing the same type of clothes she'd been wearing before and everyone is suddenly reacting to that.
** The occasion when
that. Notably during the levitation scene, she's wearing fewer clothes is when the four go on an outing to the countryside. Her scars are still partly visible, short sleeves and it seems to be more because she's more comfortable to expose them among the rest of the coven than she is at school.
** Potentially played straight during the 'Stiff as a Board' scene where
no scars are visible even in a skirt and short sleeves, but more likely a simple makeup goof than anything else.visible.



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Specifically, Snakes Are Evil.

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Specifically, Snakes Are Evil. Nancy using a pet snake to invoke the spirit is used as {{Foreshadowing}} to her being the film's eventual antagonist.



* TookALevelInJerkass[=/=]FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle when their magic gets the better of them.]]

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* TookALevelInJerkass[=/=]FaceHeelTurn: TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler: Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle when their magic gets the better of them.]]
28th Aug '16 7:56:17 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Craft''''' is a 1996 teen horror film about four high-school outcasts who practice witchcraft, and how the use of their powers affects their friendships and relationships. It starred Creator/FairuzaBalk, Creator/NeveCampbell, [[Film/HalfBaked Rachel True]] and [[Series/TheMentalist Robin Tunney]].

[[NaiveNewcomer Sarah Bailey]], a [[TroubledButCute troubled teenager]] from UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, moves to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles with her father and stepmother. Enrolling in a local Catholic school, she inadvertently attracts the attention of three of the school's outcasts: Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle, who also happen to be witches.

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1996 teen horror film film, directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Creator/FairuzaBalk, Creator/NeveCampbell, [[Film/HalfBaked Rachel True]], and [[Series/TheMentalist Robin Tunney]], about four high-school outcasts who practice witchcraft, and how the use of their powers affects their friendships and relationships. It starred Creator/FairuzaBalk, Creator/NeveCampbell, [[Film/HalfBaked Rachel True]] and [[Series/TheMentalist Robin Tunney]].

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[[NaiveNewcomer Sarah Bailey]], Bailey]] (Tunney), a [[TroubledButCute troubled teenager]] from UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, moves to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles with her father and stepmother. Enrolling in a local Catholic school, she inadvertently attracts the attention of three of the school's outcasts: Nancy, Nancy (Balk), Bonnie (Neve), and Rochelle, Rochelle (True), who also happen to be witches.
22nd Apr '16 11:21:41 AM YesMrSpaceman
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** Potentially played straight during the 'Stiff as a Board' scene where no scars are visible even in a skirt and short sleeves, but more likely a simple makeup goof than anything else.
16th Jan '16 6:18:23 AM fearlessnikki
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** The shopkeeper's line "Why don't you read this? It explains it all" -- and she gives Sarah ''one book'' -- probably counts as Somewhere An Occultist Is Crying (or laughing fit to bust), if there was such a thing.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Chris (though admittedly, his stalking and rape attempt was the result of a [[LovePotion love spell]])]], Laura, Nancy's stepfather.

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** The shopkeeper's line "Why don't you read this? It explains it all" -- and she gives Sarah ''one book'' -- probably counts as Somewhere An Occultist Is Crying (or laughing fit to bust), if there was such a thing.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: The film deconstructs this, stating that the Threefold Rule means that whatever spell one casts on someone else - they get back times three. Although assholes such as Chris (though admittedly, his stalking and rape attempt was the result of a [[LovePotion love spell]])]], Laura, Nancy's stepfather.Laura Lizzie are punished, both their tormentors feel remorse and regret doing it.



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted. Nancy uses a Glamour to make Chris think she is Sarah and prepares to fool around with him on the bed. When she is discovered, Chris is disgusted and it's presented as something very wrong.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale:
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Averted. Nancy uses a Glamour to make Chris think she is Sarah and prepares to fool around with him on the bed. When she is discovered, Chris is disgusted and it's presented as something very wrong.



* IJustWantToBeBeautiful: Bonnie wishes for her burn scars to be removed.



* TheMentor: Lirio seems as if she will, but Sarah flees when Nancy attacks.



* ShowerScene: The girls showering after swimming class, which leads to...
** ShowerOfAngst: Laura begins to cry when she realizes her hair is falling out in the shower.

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* ShowerScene: The girls showering after swimming class, which leads to...
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ShowerOfAngst: Laura begins to cry when she realizes her hair is falling out in the shower.


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* TookALevelInKindness: Implied with Laura Lizzie, who's shown trying to be nice to Rochelle at a party after her BreakTheHaughty moment.
31st Dec '15 10:11:11 PM jormis29
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'''''The Craft''''' is a 1996 teen horror film about four high-school outcasts who practice witchcraft, and how the use of their powers affects their friendships and relationships. It starred Creator/FairuzaBalk, Creator/NeveCampbell, [[HalfBaked Rachel True]] and [[TheMentalist Robin Tunney]].

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'''''The Craft''''' is a 1996 teen horror film about four high-school outcasts who practice witchcraft, and how the use of their powers affects their friendships and relationships. It starred Creator/FairuzaBalk, Creator/NeveCampbell, [[HalfBaked [[Film/HalfBaked Rachel True]] and [[TheMentalist [[Series/TheMentalist Robin Tunney]].
21st Dec '15 1:49:25 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Craft'' is a 1996 teen horror film about four high-school outcasts who practice witchcraft, and how the use of their powers affects their friendships and relationships. It starred Creator/FairuzaBalk, Creator/NeveCampbell, [[HalfBaked Rachel True]] and [[TheMentalist Robin Tunney]].

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''The Craft'' '''''The Craft''''' is a 1996 teen horror film about four high-school outcasts who practice witchcraft, and how the use of their powers affects their friendships and relationships. It starred Creator/FairuzaBalk, Creator/NeveCampbell, [[HalfBaked Rachel True]] and [[TheMentalist Robin Tunney]].
28th Apr '15 8:44:34 AM Morgenthaler
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See also ''Film/TheCovenant'', which is essentially the same premise but with lead guys instead.

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See also ''Film/TheCovenant'', which is essentially the same premise [[SpearCounterpart but with lead guys instead.
instead]].
3rd Apr '15 7:31:40 AM Retro7
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The four decide to use their powers for personal gain, casting vengeful spells against those that wronged them.

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The four decide to use their powers for personal gain, casting vengeful spells against those that wronged them. However the use of power begins to go to their heads and eventually some of them turn out no better then the people who abused them.
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