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The Craft: Legacy Trailer Breakdown

The Craft Sequel Looks Like a Mix of Euphoria, CAOS, and Mean Girls in a Very Good Way

Just when I think I'm over reboots and sequels, someone's latest rendition pulls me back in! A continuation of the spooky '90s classic The Craft has long since been in the works, but it's finally scheduled to be released Oct. 28 on demand, and hot damn, I'm excited. The trailer for the upcoming film dropped on Sept. 29, and it was the first official look that anyone has gotten. Not only did the footage highlight how different the sequel is from the original, but it also hinted at several similarities — which includes the overall story.

The original film features Robin Tunney as a new high school transplant who quickly falls in with a coven of witches — played by Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, and Neve Campbell. The girls quickly fall into a deep hole of wreaking revenge on their high school bullies, and it takes a turn as they dabble deeper into dark magic. The Craft: Legacy follows a similar premise with a fresh coven getting up to trouble. Hannah (Cailee Spaeny) and her mom (Michelle Monaghan) move to a new town to live with the latter's new boyfriend (David Duchovny) and his three sons. When bullies at school send Hannah crying into a stall, three classmates (Lovie Simone, Gideon Adlon, and Zoey Luna) welcome her into their circle as their magical "fourth."

This is where the very Gen Z element of the show comes into play, and reader, it's so pretty. The magical effects, the makeup, the clothes, it's so visually pleasing that I almost don't even care about it being completely different from the original. It already looks different, and I'm suitably distracted by that! But there is one very big element that differs from the original that I think will make Legacy stand out from its predecessor: it looks hella scary! From the spooky background music to the flashes of the girls' power as they lash out in anger, it's shaking me a little more than the 1996 film (which I notably saw while I was still a child).

There are so many things I'm hoping to see in the film to differentiate it from the original, but I'm also excited to see the callbacks — like the new line reading of "We are the weirdos, mister." Keep scrolling for some things I'd love to see in the Oct. 28 on-demand release of The Craft: Legacy.

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