The Craft Halloween screenings at Golden Age Cinema

Film, Fantasy
The Craft
Columbia Pictures

We are the weirdos, mister

Teenage witch classic The Craft gets a 20th anniversary Halloween revival at Golden Age Cinema on Saturday October 29.

The film, which surprised the bosses at Columbia Pictures by opening at number one on the US box office in May 1996, sees troubled teenager Sarah Bailey (Robin Tunney) fall in with a trio of goth girls (Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True) at her new school. All of them dabble in the black arts, but who’s the most powerful of them all? 

This is the film that inspired an entire generation of girls to wear black nail polish and crucifixes. A glorious entry in the witchy, bitchy canon of high school cinema, The Craft (or, as it was evocatively known in Germany, Der Hexenclub) is essential viewing for ’90s kids – and everyone else, really.

In between the two screenings at 6pm and 9.30pm, Sydney Italo-pop outfit Terza Madre will perform their evocative set inspired by the film scores of Ennio Morricone and those of Italian giallo movies.

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