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''Film/TeenWolf'' came out in 1985 as a fun, relatively harmless comedy film, but it mostly catered to boys. Why not have a version that [[DistaffCounterpart approached the other market]]? But we obviously can't have a teen girl running around as a beastly werewolf. So let's make her a CuteWitch, instead!

''Teen Witch'' is a 1989 film that began life as the above scenario, but eventually diverged enough during production to gain an identity of its own. It's the story of Louise Miller, a shy high school student, who one night discovers -- with the help of a FortuneTeller, Madame Serena -- that she is a reincarnated witch whose powers will manifest on her (Not So) DangerousSixteenthBirthday. Serena then provides Louise with a SpellBook to practice her powers. With them, she hopes to overcome her unpopularity, date the guy of her dreams, and maybe even help out her friends with their own problems. But is it all worth it in the end?

WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick reviewed the film [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thedudette/nostalgia-chick/1757-teen-witch here]].
!! This movie contains examples of:
%%* AlphaBitch: Almost all of the cheerleaders.
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Louise's brother...
* BalefulPolymorph: Louise accidentally turns her brother into a dog. Via a case of [[NoYou "I'm rubber, you're glue"]].
%%* BigManOnCampus: Brad.
* BoastfulRap: By a trio of white boys, no less. '''Top that!'''
%%* CannotTellALie: The cheerleaders' payback.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Talking in class is rude, yes. But that doesn't justify reading a teenage girl's diary aloud in class to humiliate her in front of her peers.
%%* TheEighties: Ohhhh, '''yes'''.
* ExactWords: Louise's powers tend to manifest ''very'' literally. There's the above trope, and later, she uses the classic theater luck-wishing phrase "Break a leg" to her friend Kiki.
* {{Familiar}}: An interesting case, because it's an object rather than an animal. Louise is given an ancient medallion by her theater arts teacher which Serena tells her is a symbol of her powers which will follow her through each lifetime.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: The "I Like Boys" song the cheerleaders sing.
* HiddenDepths: After Mr. Weaver humiliates Louise, Kiki can be seen glaring at him, indicating she's not such an AlphaBitch after all and can sympathize with Louise.
* HollywoodNerd: Louise's first date is a virtual duplicate of Buddy Holly.
--> '''Nostalgia Chick''': Oh my god, he's got ''glasses''!
* HumiliationConga: What's some of the first things for which Louise uses her magic? Getting back at her teachers and classmates, of course.
* HurricaneOfEuphemisms / LongList: During a sex education class:
--> '''Teacher:''' Can anyone tell me what ''this'' might represent? <''holds up a closed umbrella''>
--> '''Student:''' A roger, a love wand, joystick, dong, zipper lizard, tallywhacker, trouser snake, schlong--
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* IKEAErotica: "He pressed his lips against mine, but he didn't stop there. Soon, every inch of my body was covered with Brad's kisses. Who would believe tonight, I was totally his."
* KryptoniteFactor: Water reverses the effects of Louise's spells.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn[=/=]DiegeticSwitch: A strange combination. After the popularity spell, Louise starts to step outside, but suddenly hears a bass beat start up in the soundtrack and shuts the door in surprise, making the song stop. She then shrugs it off and continues outside, and the song resumes.
* LovePotion: Louise initially wants to get Brad this way, but she can't bring herself to ''force'' him to love her.
* NoAntagonist
--> WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick : "So, the film is basically, 'Louise ''Does Stuff'' for 90 Minutes'."
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In-universe pop star Shana is basically Music/{{Madonna}}.
** Somewhat averted in that she was played by real-life Madonna-esque pop singer Cindy Valentine, who also co-wrote several songs for the soundtrack.
* [[BillingDisplacement Poster Displacement]]: As evidenced above, the theatrical release poster has the romantic interest with not that many lines and is pretty much eye candy take up a full half the poster, while the protagonist and deuteragonist are much smaller.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: The aforementioned trio of white rappers. Period, ''exclamation mark'', '''''full stop'''''.
%%* PubertySuperpower: Provides the page quote.
* SadistTeacher: Mr. Weaver delights in embarrassing his students.
%%* SheCleansUpNicely: Louise post-popularity spell.
%%* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy
%%* VoodooDoll: Mr. Weaver's payback.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: As Louise moves up in popularity, she leaves aside her old friend Polly, who naturally resents this treatment.
* WeatherManipulation: The very first spells Louise tries, affect the weather, bringing rain and winds.
%%* WishFulfillment: [[AnAesop Aesop?]] What Aesop?
%%* WithGreatPowerComesGreatPerks