History Film / TheCraft

19th Mar '18 1:52:15 AM jormis29
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A 1996 teen horror 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.

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A 1996 teen horror film, directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Creator/FairuzaBalk, Creator/NeveCampbell, [[Film/HalfBaked Rachel True]], and [[Series/TheMentalist Robin Tunney]], Creator/RobinTunney, about four high-school outcasts who practice witchcraft, and how the use of their powers affects their friendships and relationships.
9th Mar '18 7:47:25 PM Skylite
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* BreakTheCutie: An example where [[spoiler: [[BewareTheNiceOnes the cutie breaks you]] in the end.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: An example where Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle decide to do this to get rid of Sarah. Sarah turns it around and [[spoiler: [[BewareTheNiceOnes it becomes the cutie breaks you]] in the end.]]
6th Feb '18 4:13:27 PM fearlessnikki
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** Another aversion could be Sarah's spell on Chris. Technically ''Sarah'' is the rapist in this situation, casting a love spell that causes him to obsess over her. And her spell turns ''him'' into a would-be rapist.

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** Another aversion could be Sarah's spell on Chris. Technically ''Sarah'' is the rapist in this situation, casting a love spell that causes him to obsess over her. And her spell turns ''him'' into a would-be rapist. Nearly getting raped is treated as LaserGuidedKarma for casting the spell in the first place.



* FlatCharacter: Bonnie and Rochelle have no characterization outside of their "freak" status. A deleted scene states that Rochelle is the only black girl in the neighbourhood and was shunned for this reason.

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* FlatCharacter: Bonnie and Rochelle have no characterization outside of their "freak" status. A deleted scene states that Rochelle is the only black girl in the neighbourhood and was shunned for this reason. Bonnie likewise takes an entirely background role once her scars vanish.



* GreenEyes: Sarah, and Nancy.

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* GreenEyes: Sarah, and Nancy.Sarah the natural witch has green eyes. As does Nancy, her rival.



* TheMagicGoesAway: [[spoiler: In the end, Bonnie and Rochelle have no powers anymore. WordOfGod is that they were just leeching off Sarah's magic]].



* ParentalSubstitute: Sarah receives advice from the owner of the magic shop.

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* ParentalSubstitute: Sarah receives advice from Lirio, the owner of the magic shop.



* 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. Notably during the levitation scene, she's wearing short sleeves and no scars are visible.
** It be argued that's not just her appearance people are reacting to, but her newfound confidence.

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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. Notably during the levitation scene, she's wearing short sleeves and no scars are visible.
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visible. It could be argued that's not just that her appearance people are newfound confidence is what they're reacting to, but her newfound confidence. still.



* RapunzelHair: Lirio has waist-length hair, which helps establish her as otherworldly.



* SchoolgirlLesbians: The girls are MistakenForGay.



* TokenMinority: Rochelle. She wasn't actually written to be black but when Rachel True was cast, racism was written into her storyline.

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* TokenMinority: Rochelle. She wasn't actually written to be black but when Rachel True was cast, racism was written into her storyline. A deleted scene confirms that Rochelle is the only black girl in the neighborhood.


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* WomanScorned: A portion of Nancy's anger comes from Chris sleeping with her once, and jealousy that he likes Sarah.
30th Dec '17 3:50:51 PM Stevebob
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* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: Towards the end of the film, Nancy turns on Sarah for trying bind her power (due to her becoming AxCrazy) and convinces Rochelle and Bonnie to turns against her too, using magic to terrorise her and outright try to kill her by the climax]].
29th Oct '17 7:56:39 PM Bergamot
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* ZettaiRyouiki: All the girls sport this look at various times.

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* ZettaiRyouiki: All the girls sport this look at various times.
times. (The movie poster, shown above, nearly serves as a chart: Bonnie wears Grade F; Nancy, Grade C; Sarah, Grade A; and Rochelle sports Grade B.)
19th Oct '17 1:07:43 PM Stevebob
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* RuleOfSymbolism: According to WordOfGod: the film is intended to be a metaphor about the girls' sexual awakening and maturity, via magic; such as exploring themselves and what they're capable of, taking risks and pushing boundaries, reclaiming their bodies and asserting power. Not to mention the [[Fanservice Fanservice-y]] outfits they start sporting...

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* RuleOfSymbolism: According to WordOfGod: the film is intended to be a metaphor about the girls' sexual awakening and maturity, via magic; such as exploring themselves and what they're capable of, taking risks and pushing boundaries, reclaiming their bodies and asserting power. Not to mention the [[Fanservice [[{{Fanservice}} Fanservice-y]] outfits they start sporting...
18th Oct '17 3:53:30 AM Stevebob
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* RuleOfSymbolism: According to WordOfGod: the film is intended to be a metaphor about the girls' sexual awakening and maturity, via magic; such as exploring themselves and what they're capable of, taking risks and pushing boundaries, reclaiming their bodies and asserting power.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: According to WordOfGod: the film is intended to be a metaphor about the girls' sexual awakening and maturity, via magic; such as exploring themselves and what they're capable of, taking risks and pushing boundaries, reclaiming their bodies and asserting power. Not to mention the [[Fanservice Fanservice-y]] outfits they start sporting...
18th Oct '17 3:52:36 AM Stevebob
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** It be argued that's not just her appearance people are reacting to, but her newfound confidence.


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* RuleOfSymbolism: According to WordOfGod: the film is intended to be a metaphor about the girls' sexual awakening and maturity, via magic; such as exploring themselves and what they're capable of, taking risks and pushing boundaries, reclaiming their bodies and asserting power.
18th Oct '17 3:43:09 AM Stevebob
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* BadassLongCoat: Both Nancy and Rochelle sport one on a few occasions.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Bonnie when her scars are removed.



* BeautyToBeast: It's only for a moment but Sarah is able to make Bonnie hallucinate that her scars have returned, now covering her face too. And that Rochelle's hair has fallen out.

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* BeautyToBeast: It's only for a moment but Sarah is able to make Bonnie hallucinate that her scars have returned, now covering her face too. And too, and that Rochelle's hair has fallen out.



* BeautifulAllAlong: Bonnie when her scars are removed.



* DarkMagicalGirl: Nancy by the end.

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* DarkMagicalGirl: Nancy and to a lesser extent Bonnie and Rochelle, by the end.
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