Nineties Goth Hollywood

The Craft
Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, and Neve Campbell in The Craft
Rachel True, Neve Campbell, and Fairuza Balk in The Craft
Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, and Rachel True in The Craft
Fairuza Balk in the Craft
Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, neve Campbell, and Rachel True in The Craft
Robin Tunney in The Craft
Robin Tunney and Fairuza Balk in The Craft
Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Rachel True, and Fairuza Balk in The Craft
Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, and Rachel True in The Craft
Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, and Rachel True in The Craft
Rachel True, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, and Fairuza Balk in The Craft
Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, and Robin Tunney in The Craft
Fairuza Balk in The Craft
Neve Campbell in The Craft
Neve Campbell in The Craft
Neve Campbell in Wild Things
Winona Ryder
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore in Poison Ivy
Drew Barrymore and Sara Gilbert in Poison Ivy
Sara Gilbert and Drew Barrymore in Poison Ivy
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon in Freeway
Katie Holmes in Disturbing Behavior
Katie Holmes in Disturbing Behavior
Angelina Jolie in Hackers
Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler
Thora Birch in American Beauty
Thora Birch and Mena Suvari in American Beauty
Lauren Ambrose in Can't Hardly Wait
Natalie Portman in Léon: The Professional
Christina Applegate
Clea DuVall in The Faculty

Okay, so Hot Topic pleather and matte raisin lipstick aren't exactly 100-degree-weather style staples. But, BUT! The Craft, the 1996 Academy Award winner in the imaginary "Most Awesome" category, is playing next Wednesday night on the McCarren Park SummerScreen (Brooklynites, rejoice; out-of-towners, what better reason to plan a visit to NYC?), which got us thinking: how frigging amazing did Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, et al. look. And, come to think of it, how about Drew Barrymore circa Poison Ivy, Katie Holmes in Disturbing Behavior, Winona (always)? If being bad is wrong, we don't want to be right.

After emerging from a Google k-hole a trip down memory lane, reacquainting ourselves with the goth vixens of '90s flicks, some of our musings and questions:

-The Craft and its cast, including Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True, is just as amazing as we remember, 15-plus years after its release. We want all of the jewelry, and the makeup.

-Where can we find the perfect oversize crucifix?

-(Ditto on a simple, oversize leather jacket)

-Where are you hiding, Fairuza Balk? Probably somewhere awesome.

-Hope you enjoy these pics as much as we enjoyed putting them together.

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  • neonseattle

    i remember watching The Craft at a slumber party somewhere around 4th grade. so much fun.

  • thesixthbeatle

    I so enjoy these trips down memory lane, please dont stop doing them!

  • LouiseLapin

    Fairuza balk is making candles. (not kidding)

    • Lou Binns

      no way?! i remember her as Dorothy from Return to Oz (really creepy movie!)

  • Jennifer Monforton

    This was one of my favourite movies in high school! All the fashion and attitude in that movie is killer! xo


  • Lauren Bizzle

    I have always and will always love The Craft and the 90s.

  • Bring Back Lilith Fair

    OMG, love the 90s. The hair, the makeup, the post-grunge attitude. And the soundtrack in The Craft is awesome!

  • Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    Ha! Love it, I remember wearing that stuff when I was at college. Winona was my girl crush. : )

  • Janine

    I wish it were the '90s again. We were individual, social, independent, cool, self-reliant no matter what. I was just thinking of "Reality Bites" when I woke up today (for some odd reason!) and thought, no one is like that anymore. Independent, away from their parents, dressing as individuals. Look at the difference in celebrities in '13 vs. '96. It's sad.

  • Kristien

    ITG, I LOVE all the 90's love you've been doing lately. It was a seriously badass decade. Please keep it up! I'm re-living my childhood vicariously through these posts!

  • Emma Hager

    Why'd I have to be born in '95 and consequently miss out on being an
    angst-y teen circa my time of birth? Fortunately, those chokers were still big in the early 2000s, so those were not missed out on.

    • Lana

      Trust me, I know. Being born in the early 90's, I've always been one step away from that grunge-y awesomeness. I still revel in it, but I can't even imagine what it would have been like to BE in it. Dammit.

  • Kasey Michelle

    I'm loving each and every one of these throwbacks! Missing the 90s...

  • Llewsobda

    Oh wow... yes. Loved that movie!

  • magpie

    It is disturbing to see that goth Liv Tyler in picture 30 bears a passing resemblance to what can only be Georgina Sparks of the late GG. No, too alarming.

  • velie

    yaaassssssssssss! that is all..

  • Gloria

    Love everything from this movies! the choice of eye makeup especially.

  • amelia

    the 90s quasi-goth look is basically perfect the eyeliner, dark red lipstick, leather jackets and big boots look so great on these girls who are otherwise really feminine looking... the contrast is so nice

  • Harlowrose

    The late 90's was the last part of my childhood and I graduated in 2000. Fond memories.


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