The Craft

The Craft is a movie about a coven of witches who are still in high school. They attend a private school where they are the outcast weirdos. Nancy (Fairuza Balk), the leader, is considered white trash. The other two in the group are Bonnie (Neve Campbell from Party of Five) who is covered with scars on her back and Rochelle (Rachel True) who is the only black student at the school.

They are incomplete as a coven until Sarah (Robin Tunney) arrives in Los Angeles and becomes their fourth (i.e., north, south, east, west or earth, air, fire, water). The new friends use their powers for their own gain, only to find that what they ask for may not be exactly what they wanted. In the end there is a battle between the good witch and the evil witches (with some cool grossing out effects). Guess which witch wins.

All in all, it is a fairly entertaining movie. There are some suspenseful moments and the scenes with the snakes and bugs are pretty creepy. The witches' performances are mixed. Nancy is the most interesting of them all, but each of the others girls have their own unique moments. The plot may not be fully developed and the characters make some bizarre jumps of logic, like how Nancy, who lives in a trailer, can afford private school (somehow I doubt she is on academic scholarship), but it is worth seeing on the big screen.

Movie ram-blings || Ram Samudrala ||