Memes/References:

Bratz doll meme

 

Summary:

Rotten Tomatoes: After transferring to a Los Angeles high school, Sarah finds that her telekinetic gift appeals to a group of three wannabe witches, who happen to be seeking a fourth member for their rituals. Bonnie, Rochelle and Nancy, like Sarah herself, all have troubled backgrounds, which combined with their nascent powers lead to dangerous consequences. When a minor spell causes a fellow student to lose her hair, the girls grow power-mad.



Nerd Corner:

The ambivalent history of the witch in American film

Feminism vs. Feminisms

White Feminism

Witchcraft in media



Kate Notes:

Horror and empowerment- what it did for its time. 

 

Rachel True’s experience on set, in promotion for the movie, and in the time after

True’s thoughts on the racism subplot at the time vs. now

True’s words on the importance of the film

 

Snake motif- biblical reference to tempter, also just general symbolism

Linking of sexuality to power

 

Sarah and Rochelle are both trying to handle things like grown ass adults with clear communication and they’re met with two people who are unwilling to be accountable

 

The height of emotion and intensity of adolescent friendships. Everything is at a ten all of the time.



Tropes:

The 90s

Corrupt the Cutie

Expository Hairstyle Change -> Sanity Slippage

I Surrender, suckers

Power Floats- Having power means you can float

Woman Scorned 

You’re Just Jealous -> Berserk Button



Scale:

Skeets out a window



Works Cited:

Jacobs, Matt & Brucculieri, Julia. (2016, May 20). Relax, It’s Only Magic: An Oral History Of ‘The Craft’. Huffington Post.  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-craft-oral-history_n_5734f7c9e4b060aa7819d362 

 

Ebert, Roger. (1996, May 3). The Craft. Roger Ebert. https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-craft-1996 

 

Miller, Shannon. (2020, October 28). The Craft’s Rachel True on Rochelle’s evolution and the little white lie she kept on set. The AV Club. https://www.avclub.com/the-craft-s-rachel-true-on-rochelle-s-evolution-and-the-1845459663 

 

Aloi, Pet. (2020, October 28). The Craft Inspired a Generation of Teenage Witches. Now a Sequel Is Poised to Do the Same. Time. https://time.com/5904701/the-craft-legacy-witches/ 

 

Bell, BreAnna. (2020, October 30). How Hollywood Has Failed Black Witches, According to Real Black Witches. Variety. https://variety.com/2020/film/news/how-hollywood-has-failed-black-witches-1234819770/ 

 

Steck, Shannon. (2020, October 1). The Craft Embodied the 90s’ Third Wave Feminism. Will The Craft: Legacy Do The Same For Young Fourth Wave Feminists? The Rogue Runway. https://theroguerunway.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/the-craft-embodied-the-90s-third-wave-feminism-will-the-craft-legacy-do-the-same-for-young-fourth-wave-feminists/ 

 

Navarro, Meagan. (2020, October 2). [Salem Horror Fest Review] ‘The Witches of Hollywood’ Insightfully Dissects The Witch’s Role in Film History. Bloody Disgusting. https://bloody-disgusting.com/reviews/3634731/salem-horror-fest-review-witches-hollywood-insightfully-dissects-witchs-role-film-history/ 

 

Scott, Jessica. (2020, October 10). Salem Horror Fest Review: The Witches of Hollywood. Film-Cred. https://film-cred.com/salem-horror-fest-review-the-witches-of-hollywood/ 

 

Aleman, Tiffany. (2020, October 24). Review: ‘The Witches of Hollywood’ is a Brilliant Preview of ‘WITCH: HEX THE PATRIARCHY’. Dark Undead. https://www.du-hd.com/reviews/review-witches-hollywood-brilliant-preview-witch-hex-patriarchy/ 

 

Aloi, Peg. (2020, October 28). The Craft: Legacy is a featherlight reboot where The Craft was a cult-hit addiction. Polygon. https://www.polygon.com/2020/10/28/21539033/the-craft-legacy-review-sequel-reboot

 

Bastien, Angelica Jade. (2017, October 27). The Profound, Enduring Legacy of The Craft. Vulture. https://www.vulture.com/2017/10/the-craft-its-enduring-legacy.html 

 

Alter, Ethan. (2020, October 30). MVP of Horror: Rachel True reflects on her experience as the only Black star of ‘The Craft’. Yahoo Entertainment. https://www.yahoo.com/video/rachel-true-the-craft-only-black-star-mvps-of-horror-191804543.html  

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=9pxWDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Creed#The_Monstrous-Feminine