‘The Craft’ Girls

Nancy’d take the concept of a Burn Book to a whole new, more literal level. And if she wanted to, she would have definitely made fetch happen. As in, somebody would be fetching her something, whether they wanted to or not.

Frankly, there are very few cinematic spellcasters whose powers have stuck with us as much as these girls and here are a few reasons why.

First of all, they totally invented the notion of practical magic.

The Craft Hair Color Change Scene
Why bother with chemical processing and style products and fussing with a straightening iron when you can literally run your fingers through it and go? We’re still scouring our grimoires for the secret to this trick.

And they played the raddest group games ever.

The Craft Light as a Feather Stiff as a Board
You know you tried “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” with your friends after this scene. And you secretly hoped it’d work, too. It’s okay to admit it.

These chicks were straight up proud of their strange status.

The Craft Weirdos Bus Scene
Why pretend? JUST LET IT BE KNOWN.

And the style? Come on.

The Craft Fashion
Goth chic and punk pixie cuts were all the fashion passion after this flick. And rightfully so with all this ferocity on tap.

And they really honed in on that whole “payback is a you-know-what” concept.

The Craft Hair GoneSony Pictures Entertainment
Even though Laura Lizzie (Christine Taylor) was snooty as all get-out, and she most definitely deserved to be taken down a peg or two or three, she got more than her hair share of comeuppance when she crossed the likes of this spellcasting quartet.

Loyalty was a major, MAJOR must-have for them.

The Craft Witch Betrayed Coven
There is no “I” in occult, people.

Meanwhile, sanity was totally optional.

The Craft Fairuza Balk Freakout Scene
Freak flags were just made to be flown, right?

Which meant when things got ugly, they got oooooooooogly.

The Craft Surprise Scene
Three against one? No such thing as a fair fight with this much spite.

There were some serious casualties when these girls broke bad.

The Craft Hes Sorry
After nearly two decades, we’re going to assume no spoiler alert is necessary here, so R.I.P. random vagrant burglar guy, drunky stepdad and the way too frisky football captain Chris Hooker (Skeet Ulrich).

Like teaching them a hard lesson about their malfeasance.

The Craft Its Coming Back Times Three
What goes around comes around … and around and around some more.

And, well, letting some of them have a gulp of their own medicine.

I'm Flying the craft gif
Nancy fought dirty when she brought out all kinds of messy mindtricks on her former bestie – snakes and bugs and blood, oh my! – but it all came full circle when her own antics landed her in a straightjacket getting medicated while she ranted about Manon giving her the power. Yikes. Done and done.

They could even insta-Mystique themselves into another person if they wanted to.

The Craft Nancy Transforms Scene
No Polyjuice Potion necessary, thank you very much.

And they gave exactly zero effs what everyone else thought about them.

The Craft Kiss GIF
Hey, if you’re gonna be a pack of outsiders, own it, is all we’re saying.

But having natural power was, like, a BFD.

The Craft Natural Witch Pencil Scene
Sure, Sarah (Robin Tunney) was no Glenda the Good Witch by any means — ’cause HELLO, who actually uses a love spell on some d-bag from the popular crew — but she was certainly the lesser of two evils when it came to her and Crazy Pants Nancy. Plus, she was born with all her skillz on tap, so she had a distinct advantage over her deity-invoking sisters.

See? The best. Now, excuse us while we run off and pester Netflix some more to queue it up for streaming already, geesh.