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‘Honeymoon’ Director Leigh Janiak To Reboot ‘The Craft’


Teenage girls of the nineties look away now, as news has reached us that THE CRAFT is getting the remake treatment. The film that spawned a thousand slumber party games of ‘Light as a feather, stiff as a board’ is being re-conjured for the One Direction generation.

THE CRAFT featured in our best movie witches feature last Halloween and the team (the female members at least) adore this dark teen flick. The plot revolved around a group of outcast teenage girls, a trio of misfits who after adding new girl Sarah to their coven found all their dreams coming true. It starred Robin Tunney, Rachel True, Neve Campbell and Fairuza Balk, featured a killer soundtrack and made the Goth look fashionable once more.

Remakes are part and parcel of Hollywood these days so it should come as no surprise that THE CRAFT, a film that was hugely successful will be regurgitated for a new audience. Especially when it was announced recently that SHE’S ALL THAT was getting a rework. Technically the themes that the film explored are still just as relevant, let’s just hope the new venture isn’t too social media centric.

Thankfully potential director Leigh Janiak might just have the goods to pull it off. Janiak is responsible for one of the best horror films of last year, HONEYMOON (go watch it if you haven’t already), a movie all about a honeymoon that turns sou. It starred Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie and Penny Dreadful‘s Harry Treadaway as newlyweds who found their romantic getaway spoiled by an unspeakable event. HONEYMOON was a very strongly written, svelte indie horror movie which Janiak herself co-scribed. Happily she will also be working on the script for the THE CRAFT reboot alongside her HONEYMOON counterpart Phil Graziadei.

We’re a little perplexed as to exactly why the remake is happening, other than Hollywood being adverse to original ideas, but with Janiak on-board we’re hoping for something stronger than the CARRIE re-imagining.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Kat Hughes is a UK born film critic and interviewer who has a passion for horror films. An editor for THN, Kat is also a Rotten Tomatoes Approved Critic. She has bylines with Ghouls Magazine, Arrow Video, Film Stories, Certified Forgotten and FILMHOUNDS and has had essays published in home entertainment releases by Vinegar Syndrome and Second Sight. When not writing about horror, Kat hosts micro podcast Movies with Mummy along with her five-year-old daughter.

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