For centuries, teen-aged girls have been accused of performing witchcraft merely for maturing out of adolescence, with the Salem witch trials of 1692 being one of the most well-known examples of such disturbing accusations. This means that horror stories have also closely linked witchcraft with teen-aged girls, though one of the defining examples of this specific blend came in 1996 with The Craft. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the film’s release, audiences have taken to social media to share their love for the picture, either merely noting how much they enjoy watching the campy and creepy tale as others expressed the direct impact it left on their lives.
The film sees a quartet of teen-aged outcasts who band together to form their own coven, with their skills allowing them to unlock an inner power. While they first use these abilities to carry out innocuous displays, their power grows along with their thirst for revenge against the classmates who wronged them, tearing the coven apart.
Scroll down to see what fans are saying on the 25th anniversary of the release of The Craft!
This movie turns 25 today & it has had me under its spell every since. To say it was life-changing for this black queer country boy is an understatement. Influential. Stunning. Inspiring. Haunting. Beautiful. Eternal. The Blessed Be Forever, Ladies… #TheCraft pic.twitter.com/KqM2kKrosa
— Mark O. Estes, Unapologetic Gay Horror Blerd (@theanticritic) May 3, 2021
25 years ago today, THE CRAFT put a spell on all of us!
As a kid, this was one of the first films I remember seeing where the “weirdos” were the stars. Thank you The Craft for allowing us weirdos to see ourselves on screen pic.twitter.com/RwKYkklgV0
— Killer Horror Critic (@KillerCritics) May 3, 2021