The witching hour returns in the trailer for The Craft: Legacy

Light as a feather, stiff as a board. Light as a feather, stiff as a board. Light as a … Oh, don't mind me, I was just summoning Blumhouse Productions and Columbia Pictures' new trailer for THE CRAFT: LEGACY, an upcoming sequel that serves as a continuation of the cult hit THE CRAFT (1996). In the original film, an eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches gets more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers. And now, the sequel is … kind of doing the very same thing?

Written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones, the film stars Cailee Spaeny (Bad Times at the El Royale, On the Basis of Sex), Gideon Adlon (The Society, Blockers, The Mustang), Lovie Simone (Selah & the Spades, Greenleaf), Zoey Luna (Pose, Boundless), Nicholas Galitzine (Cinderella), with Michelle Monaghan and David Duchovny.

“I'm thrilled to be able to share The Craft: Legacy with audiences all over the world this Halloween," said Lister-Jones. "It's been a true privilege to take on such an iconic title. I can't wait for the world to meet the incredible young women who make up our new coven.”

Zoe Lister-Jones has put a bewitching twist on continuing The Craft franchise, and October is the perfect season for it,” said producer Jason Blum. “We’re thrilled that our partners at Sony Pictures are looking at the landscape opportunistically this Halloween, for audiences to watch at home in the U.S.”

Great Satan's balls. Can someone please cast a spell over me so I don't feel so old while watching this trailer? I don't know if it's the witches' cherubic faces, a withered Duchovny, or my attachment to the original film that's doing it, but I feel ancient right now. To be fair, THE CRAFT: LEGACY looks as if could be a real blast for its target audience, and I love the nod to Fairuza Balk's Nancy Downs in the midst of the trailer. If the sequel places enough of a new spin on the original's formula I could see this becoming a fun ride for fans of all things dark and vengeful.

THE CRAFT: LEGACY will be available widely on PVOD this Halloween with leading digital retailers for a 48-hour rental period at a suggested retail price of $19.99, and for premium digital purchase at a suggested retail price of $24.99. An international theatrical release is anticipated in several territories, with details to be solidified in the weeks ahead.

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.