Watch the trailer for The Craft’s 2020 update

We are the weirdos mister.

by Roisin Lanigan
30 September 2020, 10:30am

Today is the 30th of September, so you know what that means! Yes, we are on the eve of the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas. We’re talking about October, spookiest month in the calendar and official countdown to Halloween. This year, of course, Goth Christmas is going to be a more reserved affair than usual. You can’t trick or treat or go to costume parties in a socially distant way, sadly, but you can still find ways to celebrate. Case in point: new spooky movies. Second case in point: this newly released trailer for The Craft reboot.

Written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones, the new trailer includes a few callbacks to the 1996 cult classic we all know and love (including the “light as a feather, stiff as a board” sleepover moment, obviously), but with a thoroughly modern spin. Officially titled The Craft: Legacy, the movie is set just after the events of the original release -- with antagonist and evil witch Nancy vanquished by a binding spell -- and, much like in the original, tells the tale of a new girl coming to town and taking up with a mysterious coven.

Instead of 1996’s troubled teenage protagonist Sarah, Cailee Spaeny takes the lead as Hannah, who moves to a new town when her mother remarries (side note: her new stepdad is Mulder from the X-Files, which is neat). She’s soon invited to become the fourth in her new school’s coven by local witches Lovie Simone, Gideon Adlon and Zoey Luna.

Inevitably though, it’s not all sisterhood and love potions in the Blumhouse production, slated for release just in time for Halloween. Hannah and her fellow witches struggle with power and how it corrupts, and she even finds a mysterious polaroid of Fairuza Balk as Nancy in an old spell book, which doesn’t seem like a great sign of things to come!

The Craft: Legacy will be released online -- duh, rona -- on 28 October. Until then, check out the trailer here.

The Craft