The Craft

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The Craft ★★½ 1996 (R)

Call it “Heathers” with hexes. Troubled 17yearold Sarah (Tunney) moves to L.A. and begins her senior year at St. Benedict's Academy. She takes up with three rebels—Nancy (Balk), Bonnie (Campbell), and Rochelle (True)—who like to dabble in witchcraft. Now, with the addition of wouldbe witch Sarah, these black magic women start slinging spells at their uppity classmates. Works best when concentrating on the girls and their problems, but degenerates into a special effects barrage toward the end. Alas, no one is turned into a newt. 100m/C VHS, DVD . Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich, Helen Shaver, Cliff DeYoung, Christine Taylor, Assumpta Serna; D: Andrew Fleming; W: Andrew Fleming, Peter Filardi; C: Alexander Grusynski; M: Graeme Revell. MTV Movie Awards '97: Fight (Fairuza Balk/Robin Tunney).