Terence Krey's "Summoners" is an indie slice of "Practical Magic" pie.

Co-writer Christine Nyland stars as Jess Whitman, a Massachusetts resident who returns home after her mother's death.

She reconnects with former bestie Alana Wheeler (McLean Peterson) as they relive their local glory days.

"Summoners" succeeds because it's a warm tale about Jess and Alana coming together.

Director Terence Krey never abandons emotionality for cheap thrills.

Leading actresses Nyland and Peterson are standouts who navigate the dangers of ill-advised magic.

Angelica roots and ashy wine concoctions play equal importance as witches regain their strength.