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01st Oct 2020

The Craft reboot is coming – and just in time for Halloween

Jade Hayden

“Relax, it’s only magic…”

It’s October first – and you know what that means.

An abundance of Halloween-based reunions, reboots, and reenactments of movies and shows that nobody asked for, but that everyone is going to get absolutely hyped about regardless. Bring it on.

Already on this here day that marks the beginning of autumn, we’ve been treated to the news that the Hocus Pocus cast are getting back together for Halloween, and now we’re learning that The Craft reboot has finally been given a release date.

Never seen The Craft? Listen, me neither. I’ve also never seen the aforementioned Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Halloweentown, but it’s fine, I had a nice childhood, don’t worry about me.

For those of you who are familiar with the movie, you’ll be more than well aware that the 1996 film starring Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Rachel True, and Fairuza Balk told the story of four gals who uncovered the secret witchcraft.

The girls didn’t use their powers for good, but they didn’t necessarily use them for evil either. They just did some questionable shit. It sounds entertaining. Go watch it.

Or, go watch the reboot, which is seemingly going to land in cinemas just in time for Halloween (given that Irish cinemas will indeed be open before Halloween, which they probably will not).

The new film stars Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna and Cailee Spaeny, and will see one of the girls  “unleash a power that at first seems to solve problems in their lives but slowly consumes them with unforeseen costs.”

Written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones for Blumhouse (Get Out, The Invisible Man), the new film hopes to put a modern twist on the ’90s tale.

Star Michelle Monaghan recently told Collider: “It’s a terrific group of young actresses. It was a really female production. It was fantastic.

“Zoe’s just really smart. It was a great time being on that set. It’s spooky but also really timely and relevant, you know in terms of what it’s about and how she reimagined it.”

The film is set for release in UK cinemas on October 28. No word on exactly when we’ll be able to see it here, but hey, you can always just watch the original?


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