Even Witchcraft Can’t Save ‘The Craft’ From Being Remade

May 14, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com


When I started going through all the news about horror this morning I was shocked, saddened and infuriated to see that ‘The Craft’ has now been added to the very long list of movies set to get remade over the next two years. That’s right, Sony has ordered the remake of ‘The Craft’.  (*Facepalm)

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Leigh Janiak, the writer of 2014’s ‘Honeymoon’, has been tasked with writing the script for the new version of the teenage witch thriller, along with Phil Graziadei  who also co-wrote ‘Honeymoon’. The director and cast have yet to be announced for the project. The remake is still in the early phases of preproduction and does not have a release date at this time.

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I remember the first time I saw the 1996 teenage witch movie ‘The Craft’. The movie was fantastic, it put a spell on me. I must have watched that VHS a hundred time before my VCR ate it. To this day ‘The Craft’ remains at the top of my favorites list. Director Andrew Fleming and writer Peter Filardi did an amazing job on the film. Robin Tunney (The Mentalist), Neve Campbell (Scream), Fairuza Balk (The Waterboy), Rachel True (Social Nightmare), Skeet Ulrich (Scream) and Christine Taylor (Tropic Thunder) made up the perfect cast for the film.

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“I bind you Sony, from doing harm, harm against others and harm against the original movie.”





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