May 3, 2021

Relax, It's Only Magic

The Craft
Columbia Pictures (1996)
Few movies in the 90's have been as ahead of their time as The Craft, which was released in theaters twenty five years ago today.  There a few cheesy lines of dialogue, but the overall story is solid and the entire film is elevated by a Fairuza Balk performance that is nothing short of captivating.

I didn't see this movie during its theatrical run, but I remember renting it when it was still on the new release wall at Blockbuster and listening to the soundtrack, which includes haunting covers of The Beatles, Peter Gabriel, The Cars and The Smiths.  The latter is an incredible version of How Soon Is Now that was sung by Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler and performed by his 90's band, Love Spit Love.  It went on to become the opening theme of Charmed two years later.