The Craft (aka The One with TMI) with Allie Mullin and Alicia Whitley

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Fear Level: Spoopy (not scary) w/mild hatred of who you used to be
Trigger Warnings: Snakes, bugs, rats, suicide, suicidal ideation, abuse, sexual assault, mind control
  • Directors: Andrew Fleming
  • Writers: Peter Filardi, Andrew Fleming
  • Stars: Rachel True, Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Breckin Meyer, Christine Taylor
If you grew up in the nineties, at any point had an all black wardrobe, and ever had a friend who warned you about particular herbs because they could be used to put a love spell on you (hi Jennifer) then the odds are pretty good at some point you were very well acquainted with the 1996 film "The Craft".
It's about four high school girls who are very into magic, very bad at wearing their catholic school uniforms to regulation, and each have one very specific life problem that they decide to change with the practical application of magic. Of course, in any nineties movie, girls strive to get some kind of power and control in their lives and when they get it they go immediately insane and begin killing people and turning on each other (sigh). We all remember this movie (except Ben, who is a literal infant) but just how well do we remember it? Is it the "Whedonesque" girl power phenomenon that some people remember or is it "Whedonesque" in all the wrong ways? Jump in and let's find out!
Points of Interest:
Which element are you?
What's your favorite 90's fashion accessory?
This soundtrack
Jewel
The many thunderstorms of Los Angeles
90's Suicidal ideation and the "right way to commit suicide"
Unrealistically barren magic shops
Don't steal from local witches
We find out a lot about each other (everybody was a witch, except Jeremy who was a football player. TWIST!)
WHY IS EVERYBODY IN LOVE WITH CHRIS HOOKER?! HE'S THE WORST!
Large chunks of this plot don't make sense.
So many snakes
Did The Craft change the ecosystem of Los Angeles?
This movie hates people experiencing homelessness and victims of abuse.
Please invite Rachel True to your convention you racist trash people
Recommendations:
Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Hex Wives
Bit
Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love
Witches of Eastwick
The Love Witch
Season of the Witch
The VVitch
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Marvel's The Runaways - The TV Series
Runaways - The Comics
Phonogram
Follow our guests:
Alicia Whitley on twitter: @aliciawhitley
Alicia Whitley on Instagram: @alburnet
Allie Mullin on twitter: @alliemullin
Allie Mullin on Instagram: @alliemullin
Allie's Photography Website: alliemullin.com
Follow us on twitter @proghorrorpod
Follow Jeremy on twitter @jrome58
Visit his website at JeremyWhitley.com
Follow Chris at @themythofpsyche
Chris's other Podcast "Gotham Outsiders: A Batman Book Club Podcast"
Follow Emily on twitter @megamoth
Emily's Website: Megamoth.net
Follow Ben on twitter @benthekahn
Pre-Order Ben's new book, Renegade Rule.
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Come back next week to hear us talk about the brand new "The Craft: Legacy"

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