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‘The Craft’ Sequel Drops Trailer, Gets Release Date

A cult horror favorite from the ’90s is finally getting a sequel–and it will hit VOD platforms just in time for Halloween.

The Craft: Legacy–a continuation of the coming-of-age story of a coven of teenage witches–will be available for purchase Oct. 28, as reported by Variety. The film originally was slated for a theatrical release, but, you know, this is 2020.

The sequel–from Blumhouse Productions and Red Wagon Entertainment for Columbia Pictures–is teased by a trailer on this page, a video that reveals new witches and an old demon.

Written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones and produced by Jason Blum, The Craft: Legacy appears to pick up where the original film left off. Cailee Spaeny stars as Hannah, a teen who needs to move and change schools when her mom (Michelle Monaghan) remarries. In the process, Hannah gets three new brothers and a new dad (David Duchovny).

And, as one might expect, Hannah’s presence at her new school awakens a teenage coven (Lovie Simone, Gideon Adlon and Zoey Luna) when the three girls realize they have found a kindred spirit.

The original 1996 The Craft–directed by Andrew Fleming and written by Fleming and Peter Filardi–told the story of another coven of teenage witches at a Los Angeles parochial school who are discovering their powers. The cast included Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True and Robin Tunney.

The sleeper hit was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film and Best Supporting Actress (Balk). The Craft also did very well at the box office, grossing $55.6 million worldwide on a budget of $15 million.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Craft: Legacy as it comes to VOD platforms for the Halloween season.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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