And just when we thought 2020 was going to be a total dumpster fire, Blumhouse Productions have gifted us with “The Craft: Legacy.” In case you’re unfamiliar with the original film, let us break down one of the greatest movies in witch cinema. “The Craft” premiered in 1996 and starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True as teenage outcasts who come together to form a coven of witches. Upon joining forces, the magical abilities of the teen witches begin to grow, however, their leader Nancy soon turns power hungry and their spells lead to negative consequences. Although the film received mixed reviews when it first debuted, it became a celebrated cult classic and over twenty years later, we finally have a sequel.
The film’s sequel, “The Craft: Legacy,” was written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones. Lister-Jones is best known for her work as an actress, appearing in TV’s “Whitney,” “Friends with Better Lives,” “New Girl” and “Life in Pieces.” This is her second project as a director, following 2017’s “Band Aid,” which she also starred in. The film follows teenage newcomer Lily, who joins a coven of witches. Lily is played by actor Cailee Spaeny, best known for her roles in “Pacific Rim Uprising,” “Bad Times at the El Royale” and “On the Basis of Sex.” The coven’s other witches are portrayed by Gideon Adlon (“Blockers,” “The Mustang” and “The Society”), Lovie Simone (“Selah and the Spades” and “Greenleaf”) and Zoey Luna (“Pose”). And yes, Fairuza Balk will reprise her role as Nancy Downs.
“The Craft: Legacy” will debut through video on demand on October 28th and only then will we know if these weirdos stand up to the originals. Take a look at the film’s official trailer and then let us know if you’re excited for the next generation of witches in the comments section on social media.