The Craft


It's the film still that launched a thousand Tumblr posts, so to speak; four teenage (ish) girls, their ringleader looking over a decidedly '90s pair of red-tinged reflective sunglasses, sneering, "We are the weirdos, mister."

Is there a more appropriate Friday the 13th film (save for, um, Friday the 13th) than the '90's girl culture gem that is The Craft? After all, it's essentially a witchier, goth-ier Mean Girls, and come on—doesn't every girl have a moment as a pre-teen where they have a fleeting dalliance with the, uh, "dark arts?" We know you've at least watched half of a Harry Potter flick or played with an Ouija Board once at a sleepover and not to mention the whole box of black hair dye and chanting Bloody Mary thing. And to be fair, The Craft is pretty much made up of your run-of-the-mill high school experiences that everyone can relate to: you know, summoning the spirit, making strange men get hit by cars, casting spells to make mean girls lose their hair... the usual.

And as if you needed another reason to consider investing in a little rerun, we'd like to note that it's been kind of impossible to not notice a resurgence in references to the whole look of TC (The Craft, not The Coveteur) as of late. After all, you don't need to look any further than the grungy plaids, combat boots and faded florals at Dries Van Noten and Saint Laurent for Fall 2013 to see evidence of the movie's enduring aesthetic influence. And is the lipstick Nancy sports throughout the flick not a dead ringer duplicate for the ones in CHANEL's limited-edition Noirs Obscurs collection from a few years ago? Just saying.

Now, all together: "Light as a feather, stiff as a board. Light as a feather, stiff as a board..."


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