Rumors have been floating around for awhile that the witchy teen horror film The Craft would be getting remade. Producer Douglas Wick put an end to those nasty rumors and announced the film would actually be a sequel, set 20 years later. The original director, Andrew Fleming, has also been consulted on the film. Wick had this to say about the sequel:
There will be callbacks to the original movie, so you will see there is a connection between what happened in the days of The Craft, and how these young women come across this magic many years later. Here are some young women who once again discover the power of magic, and we explore their emotional lives, their wants, their fears, their longings, as they become empowered. So you know, the same way you use a war movie to explore the psyche of men, you get to create a heightened world to explore the psyche of these women.
The original film, which was released in 1996, starred Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. The movie focuses on a troubled girl who moved to Los Angeles and befriends a group of teen witches. The girl joins their coven when it’s realized that she too posses supernatural abilities. The plot takes a very dark twist as Nancy, played by Balk, becomes obsessed with power and with the help of the other girls, summons a spell that brings many negative consequences.
There’s nothing Sabrina about these girls. The whole movie has a very dark and creepy feel throughout. Since it’s release, the film has conjured a huge fan following and has become a favorite horror flick of many. We’ll have to wait to see how this sequel compares to the original. I cannot believe it’s been 20 years since the original was released. How many of you are fans of The Craft?