"Fat naked teenage girls cast spells and stab people. What? No Oscars?"
Those that loved The Craft will… well… they’ll hate this movie just like the rest of us. A poorly conceived, poorly acted, poorly produced, abhorrently written Craft rip-off, Little Witches is nothing more than an excuse to get some C-list teenage actresses naked, pull a few hocus pocus special effect spells and get those girls naked again.A group of Catholic school girls get bored with Hail Marys and decide to be all loose for the local construction workers. When window striptease acts fail to float their boat, the group ventures into a recently uncovered part of the church where they find an old book of spells and start raising evil from the gates of hell and yeah yeah, we’ve seen it all before, done better but with less boobs on display.
This is really a trashy outing. It looks like all the actresses on the screen thought they were getting into a serious project and the nudity would be tasteful, but I’d be really surprised if any of them were happy with the finished product. This isn’t just borrowing from The Craft, it’s outright thieving from it, left and right, with every aspect of the original production being borrowed for the new. You’ve got the bad girl that’s sucked in by the promise of power, the mindless followers who do what she tells them to do, the odd girl who marches to the beat of a different drum and ultimately ends up as the only person who can stop the others. Good grief.
Sheeri Rappaport (NYPD Blue) isn’t currently using her TV paychecks to buy up every available video copy of this movie, she ought to be. Ditto Clea Duvall, who not only shouldn’t ever be naked again in public (cottage cheese on a big screen can do untold damage to a man’s psyche), but should be stalking those that told her it would be a good career move. As for the lead in this unmitigated nightmare, Mimi Rose, she should be happy she performed in this under her real name, Mimi Reichmeister, so she can pretend it never happened.If watching fat teenagers dance naked around a cauldron chanting “the book is ours, the book is ours” is your idea of entertainment, seriously, there’s medical help available.