Light as a feather, stiff as a board, light as a feather, stiff as a board, light as a feather, stiff as a board. Growing up and being victim to E-TV’s merciless repeats usually meant that I’d spend a night watching a classic 1990s film or two. While She’s All That was indeed all that, The Craft happened to be another favourite.
And with your childhood being exploited more than the Karoo for fracking purposes, it was only a matter of time before this 1996 flick got the remake treatment. Starring a quartet of young witches ( Neve Cambell, Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney and Robin True), The Craft dipped into all that new-age sorcery nonsense crap, with magical hijinks running amok. Of course. The fact that part of this film took place in a Catholic high school which had a certain school uniform dress code of short skirts, played no part whatsoever in my fondness for this flick during my pre-pubscent days.
According to THR, Honeymoon director Leigh Janiak will direct the remake, co-writing the script with her usual suspect Phil Graziadei. Thing is, this might be a damn good choice. Honeymoon got rave reviews, and with subject matter that was dark and edgy for its time, a Craft remake could be worth a watch. Especially with modern audiences today, who’ll be able to stomach an even darker version of the film.
Last Updated: May 14, 2015