It's Halloween, and you want to throw a party. But what kind? You don't want to throw just any old costume party. You need a theme, something to set the mood. Vampires? Too cliche. Zombies? It's been done (to death). So what's left? That's right, it's time to stir the couldron, pull out the spell book and be a total witch.
Now, we’re not talking about real-life witches or Wiccans. We’re talking about modern cinematic witches, with their sexy struts, flashy CGI spells and soundtracks made up entirely of angsty, one-hit wonder rock/techno acts. Thankfully, two films come to mind that will combine their powers to help you throw the ultimate campy, spooky, vaguely (and sometimes blatantly) homoerotic Halloween party.
Let's start with The Craft—the camp classic that was charmed before there was Charmed. Since you’ll need a chaser after the sheer amount of ridiculousness crammed into that film’s runtime, you’ll want to follow it up with The Covenant. It’s like The Craft for Boys, and it was made with the sole purpose of someday inspiring a drinking game. (More on that below.) First, let's get ready for the party.
CREATE THE MOOD
WHAT TO WEAR
You’ve got a few costume options here, depending on how much effort you want to put into things, but there's no need to spend a lot of money.
WHAT TO BRING
WHAT TO PLAY
WHEN TO DRINK
(Or sip…we don’t want to be responsible for any liver damage.)
For The Craft:
For The Covenant:
And there you have it. You’re well on your way to spending four hours celebrating two of the most ambitiously ridiculous films about witches from the last 20 years. Who knows what might happen? You might just awaken your powers as a “natural witch”…or you could spend time with friends, have a few drinks and make fun of a couple of truly campy movies. And isn’t that what Halloween is all about?