Field Trip #5: The Craft
Reeling from Anya's sad walk down the aisle, we needed to get away from Sunnydale for a bit. So Chris (from Hey, Do You Remember...?) hopped in the school bus to join us on a field trip to review the 1996 film The Craft.
Sarah's just moved to a new school and catches the eye of the local coven. Recognizing Sarah's natural gift for magic, Rochelle, Bonnie, and Queen Bee Nancy recruit her to call upon the power of "Manon". They're still teenage girls, however, and at first they use their powers for superficial purposes. Sarah wants a boy to like her. Bonnie wants to be beautiful. And Rochelle was revenge on a bully.
But when Nancy wants to "invoke the spirit" to gain "all the power of Manon", the consequences of these spells start catching up to them. When Sarah tries to convince the others to decelerate their witchcraft, she's ousted from the group. Will Sarah succumb to the torment of these supernatural mean girls?
We discuss our nostalgia for this movie, the muddied motivations for Nancy's anger, the repetitive imagery, and write a love letter to Fairuza Balk.
PLUS! The Stackers write their own spell books...