Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018) Horror, Thriller TV Series

Reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina: the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina Spellman wrestling to reconcile her dual nature – half-witch, half-mortal – while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.Written by Entertainment Weekly

Genres: Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 26 October 2018 (USA)

Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Characters:

  • Sabrina Spellman, a teenage half-witch who lives in the town of Greendale with her aunts, her cousin Ambrose, and her familiar Salem. Unbeknownst to Sabrina, when she was just a year old, she was taken from her mother, Diana, by her aunts with the approval of her father, Edward. Sabrina was told that her mother died and she hasn’t seen her father since she was young. While Sabrina is taught witchery by her aunts at home, she lives a relatively normal life in public as a cheerleader and student at Baxter High School. No one, including her boyfriend Harvey, is aware that she is a witch.
  • Hilda Spellman, Sabrina’s witch aunt and co-guardian. She is more forbearing than Zelda, though both are strict followers of witch law and the Church of Night
  • Zelda Spellman, Sabrina’s other witch aunt and co-guardian. She is more pragmatic than Hilda, though they both ultimately want the best for their niece, despite keeping the truth about her parents a secret.
  • Lilith, formerly known as Iola, Edward’s witch girlfriend whom he left for Diana. Heartbroken that he chose a mortal over her, Iola killed herself and wound up in the pits of Gehenna, a place reserved in the circle of Hell for suicides, where she remained faceless until she was accidentally released by two amateur witches. After gaining a new face, she burns the tree that encased Edward and cures Diana of the insanity he inflicted upon her, but leaves her unable to leave the psychiatric facility. Upon discovering their daughter’s existence, she makes her way to Greendale where she becomes a teacher at Baxter High as “Evangeline Porter” where she can monitor Sabrina and continue her revenge against the Spellman family.
  • Ambrose, Sabrina’s warlock cousin who comes to live with her and her aunts from the Old Country. As punishment by the Witches Council for revealing himself to mortals, he cannot leave the Spellman house. He has two cobra familiars, Nag and Nagaina.
  • Harvey Kinkle, a football player and fellow student at Baxter High School. He is Sabrina’s boyfriend but is unaware that she and her aunts are witches. After being set up by Madam Satan, he discovers their true nature and is killed by the other witches. Edward is later resurrected in Harvey’s body, though Sabrina only believes it to be Harvey.
  • Salem, Sabrina’s familiar who often acts as the voice of reason. Originally a human named Samuel, he was turned into a cat as punishment by the witches of Salem Village for impregnating a witch named Abigail (unaware that she was a witch) and refusing to marry her. At some point as a cat, he attempted to enact the Book of Revelation. He was given to Sabrina by her aunts and was prophesied by the Devil himself that if he were to do his duty and protect her, then he may become human again.
  • Edward Spellman, Sabrina’s estranged warlock father and the younger brother of Hilda and Zelda. He quickly rose through the ranks in the Church of Night as a skilled conjuror and eventually became a High Priest. He broke witch-law to marry Diana Sawyer, a mortal, whom he hoped would bear him an heir. When Hilda and Zelda discovered that Edward had been lying to the congregation, they trapped him in a tree as punishment. His ex-lover Madam Satan would go on to vengefully burn the tree, but would also aid in his resurrection into Harvey’s body. With Sabrina believing that she brought back Harvey, Edward wonders who could’ve helped her with such strong magic, and why. He vaguely remembers “Iona” from his past.

  • Diana Spellman (née Sawyer), Sabrina’s mortal mother, whom she believes to be dead, but is really in a psychiatric facility. Her husband, Edward, turned her insane after she refused to give up her daughter to his sisters. Madam Satan eventually grants Diana her sanity, but makes sure that she’ll never be able to convince the doctors to let her leave. Diana is briefly able to contact Sabrina through a dream, but is stopped and Sabrina soon forgets the encounter.
  • Rosalind, also called “Roz” and “Rossy” on occasion, a student at Baxter High School who competes with Sabrina for everything from boys to roles in the school play to popularity. Since Rosalind is usually the one losing out, she frequently gossips maliciously about Sabrina to other students. Diana warns Sabrina about Rosalind in a dream, saying that she’s not as she seems, but Sabrina forgets by the next morning.
  • Nag and Nagaina, Ambrose’s cobra familiars who were originally humans (a prince and a princess) that were tricked by a sorcerer into trying to murder their father’s bride-to-be and were consequently turned into snakes.
  • Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, young witches from High Preistess Grundy’s coven in Riverdale who were trying to summon a succubus to help them settle a blood-rivalry but instead summoned Madam Satan. Later, they visit Greendale with others from Riverdale High and participate in the search for Harvey. While there, Madam Satan recruits them for a resurrection spell

 

Source: Wikipedia

Trailer: Netflix

Last Score update: 3/20/19

Review Scores

8
  • Imdb - 8
  • Rotten tomatoes - 8
  • DF - 8
  • audience score - 8