Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Craft

Last Halloween, my K2G friends came over to watch horror movies with me. I downloaded Insidious and The Craft and when they came over, it's done! :)

Photo grabbed from www.imdb.com

After watching the Insidious, we opted to watch this even though they're wanted to go home already.. I stopped them and convince to watch this with me because I'm alone if they will all go, and honestly, I am a coward. So, they stayed! :)

The Craft is all about a newcomer (Sarah Bailey) to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.


Rochelle, Bonnie and Nancy

Sarah Bailey, a troubled teenager, has just moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles with her father and stepmother. At her new school, she forms a friendship with a group of girls rumored to be witches, Bonnie, Nancy and Rochelle. At the same time, Sarah becomes attracted to the popular Chris. Bonnie, Nancy and Rochelle worship a powerful deity named "Manon".

Sarah exhibits supernatural powers from the onset of the film, and her new friends believe that she will complete their coven, making them all powerful. When Sarah is harassed by a vagrant with a snake (whom she had encountered before in her new house), he is immediately hit by a car and the girls believe that together they willed it to happen.
Sarah talking to Chris
After a date with Chris, Sarah is upset to find that he has spread a false rumor that they have had sex, and he treats her disrespectfully in other ways. In response, Sarah casts a love spell upon him, while Rochelle casts a revenge spell on a hateful racist bully Laura Lizzie, Bonnie casts a spell for beauty, and Nancy for power. It very soon becomes clear that the spells have been successful: Chris becomes infatuated with Sarah, scars that Bonnie has on her back miraculously heal, and Rochelle's bully Laura begins to lose her hair. Nancy goes further by causing her abusive stepfather to have a heart attack and die.

Nancy becomes greedy for power and encourages the others to join her in a rite called "Invocation of the Spirit". On completion of the spell, she is struck by lightning. Afterward she lacks empathy and begins taking risks with her life and those of others.
The spells that the girls have cast soon begin to show negative consequences: Bonnie becomes aggressively narcissistic; Rochelle finds Laura Lizzie traumatized by her baldness and sobbing hysterically; Chris attempts to rape Sarah when she rejects his continual advances. In retaliation, Nancy uses her power to kill Chris.
Sarah performs a binding spell to prevent Nancy from doing more harm, but this does not work and the coven turns on Sarah. They invade her dreams, threaten her and use their powers of illusion to make Sarah believe that her father has been killed in an accident. They taunt her with visions of swarms of insects and snakes and try to persuade her to commit suicide, before Nancy cuts Sarah's wrists herself. Sarah successfully "invokes the spirit" and is able to heal herself and fight back. Sarah scares off Bonnie and Rochelle and defeats Nancy, binding her power to prevent her from doing harm. As the film closes, Nancy is committed to a psychiatric hospital. (source: Wikipedia)

Casts:
  • Robin Tunney as Sarah Bailey
  • Fairuza Balk as Nancy Downs
  • Neve Campbell as Bonnie
  • Rachel True as Rochelle
  • Skeet Ulrich as Chris Hooker
  • Christine Taylor as Laura Lizzie
  • Helen Shaver as Grace Downs
  • Assumpta Serna as Lirio
It is not a really scary movie... but still, I am thankful that my friends stayed for a bit. It's really a good movie though.

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7 comments :

anney said...

Napanood ko pareho yan. Tagal na nyang The Craft diba? Alam mo ako din duwag. hahaha! Di ko kaya manood mag isa ng nakakatakot. lol

Aileen said...

I know have watched this, but I seemed to have forgotten much of this...di siguro nag-stick sa psyche hehehe. Insiduous on the other hand is kind of disturbing and I remember that more lol!

e Joops said...

I am not updated with movies so di ko pa napanood both of these lol. I usually watch movies on TV so i is always late.

papaleng said...

The Craft, hayz fave ko yan, Ang cute kasi ni Robin Tunney at Neve Campbell dyan. The story is quite maganda rin.

Rcel said...

I used to love watching horror movies kasi di ako makatulog sa panonod dahil sa takot. LOL. Ever since I became a mom though, I have completely stopped movie-watching.

Algene said...

Another "what-is-this-thing-i-don't-know-it" moment. To be honest, I have no idea what The Craft really is. It could be because I barely have no time to watch shows like this :( I would put this on the list to watch this summer.

KC said...

The Craft is one of my favorite movies! =) Di nakakasawang panuorin.. When I first watched this when I was in high school, I wanted to be like them.. Nag wish ako nun na sana totoo yung ganyan.. Hehehe.. Very good movie! I am waiting for this movie to arrive from Netflix.. Nag rent ako =)

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