The Craft: Legacy star Cailee Spaeny had a creepy on-set experience

Joe Anderton
·3-min read

From Digital Spy

The Craft: Legacy – the reboot/revival/remake/let's just go with spiritual successor – is coming out this week, aiming to provide some spooky thrills much like the original did in the 1990s.

And it turns out that the cast had quite the unnerving experience on the set of the film, which is to be expected when you film in a 19th century hospital where hundreds of people had died.

One of the film's stars, Cailee Spaeny, told The Hollywood Reporter about the weirdness she encountered while filming. And don't worry about that chill in the air. It's fine, we promise...

Photo credit: Sony Pictures
Photo credit: Sony Pictures

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"I remember walking in on my first day and this weight on my chest suddenly hit me," she said. "And I'm really not into this kind of stuff, but I felt it right away. It wasn't scary or anything, but I felt the need to cry. I just felt like there was a lot of sadness.

"All of the women on set felt it, and none of the men did, which I found interesting.

"I left my phone to go do a take and when I came back and looked at my camera roll. There was this perfect symmetrical circle orb, like a purple-y blue orb. It was black all around, and there was a perfect black circle in the middle of this purple orb. I still have it.

"So we had one witch on set, who would guide us through the movie... She would make sure we weren't calling upon things that we shouldn't be calling upon and that we were all safe. But I asked her about the orb, and she's like, 'This is a very common thing for a spirit to move through technology and phones. This happens a lot. It hears our energies and soundwaves...'

Photo credit: Sony Pictures
Photo credit: Sony Pictures

"When the witch came by the next day, she then talked to all the spirits. Apparently, they were just really confused by how many people were in the house, and they had never really experienced that.

"There's just one single guy that lives there usually, and she just told them, 'You don't need to worry.'

"Then, she poured salt around the perimeter of the house, and it was much better the next day we were filming."

The Craft: Legacy, which also stars The X-Files star David Duchovny, isn't necessarily a sequel but the producers have promised that there will be "callbacks" and "connections" to the original.

The Craft: Legacy is due for release on October 28 and is being released in cinemas in the UK and on video on demand in the US.

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