A quartet of teenage girls learn a painful lesson about the dangers of playing with magic when they form a coven and begin using witchcraft to get revenge upon those who reject them without really understanding its power in this black… More A quartet of teenage girls learn a painful lesson about the dangers of playing with magic when they form a coven and begin using witchcraft to get revenge upon those who reject them without really understanding its power in this black almost-comedy that starts out well in the first half and then finds itself hopelessly mired in a cauldron full of special effects. Post-suicidal Sarah is the new kid in an exclusive private Hollywood school. Poor sensitive Sarah has been traumatized all her life by the death of her mother during Sarah's birth, and a life of constantly moving has done little to ease her pain. Her first day at St. Benedict's Academy is difficult, as everyone she meets is snotty and unkind. Unbeknownst to her, three fellow outcasts, Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle secretly watch her every move. The trio are proud of their reputation as witches, but need a fourth so they can "call the corners" (paying tribute and calling the spirit guardians of the four directions, North, West, South and East) and cast spells. Each of the three girls has problems. Nancy comes from a sleazy trailer park and lives with a white-trash mom and her boozy abusive second husband, a brute who eyes Nancy with ill-concealed lust. Bonnie is deeply traumatized and insecure about the horrific, thick, burn scars that cover her back and arms, while African-American Rochelle internalizes the pain of the constant racism she faces. An incident in one of Sarah's classes reveals that she has a natural talent for witchcraft, and after some discussion, the misfit trio begin efforts to recruit her. It doesn't take long for her to join them in getting revenge that includes turning a diffident jock into a love-obsessed pup, healing Bonnie's scars, and seeing that a particularly racist princess gets a horrifying comeuppance. Finding success with these magical efforts, the four plunge into even deeper waters to try and invoke their main deity, an act that has tragic repercussions when they suddenly realize that their spells are spinning out of control. Sarah, finally understanding the depth of the power they toy with, decides she wants out, but unfortunately, leader Nancy and her cohorts have other plans leading to a hallucinatory, violent confrontation between the forces of white and black magic.