Netflix Orginial ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is an amazing, dark twist on a classic

By Maddie Barrett

Two worlds collide as Sabrina the teenage witch tries to balance her mortal and witch lives in the Netflix Original, “Chilling adventures of Sabrina.”

The series is frightening and filled with sinfulness. The evil notions scattered throughout paired with the jarring themes of witchcraft and creepy omens only scare viewers rather than remind them of the magic that used to reside in the 1996 “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” series.

When viewers are introduced to Sabrina Spellman, portrayed by Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”), she is seen counting down the days on her calendar until her 16th birthday and dark baptism. This opening scene sets the mood for the spooky events that follow.

Spellman’s half witch life creates a multitude of problems for the teenage hero, including the dark forces that threaten her and the daylight world mortals inhabit.

Sabrina’s two satanic aunts Hilda, portrayed by Lucy Davis (“Wonder Woman”) and Zelda, played by Miranda Otto (“Lord of the Rings”), will still have a prominent place in the series and have an impact on Sabrina and her decisions.

Subsequently, Sabrina’s boyfriend, Harvey, played by Ross Lynch (“My Friend Dahmer”), is mortal, creating some issues for Sabrina throughout. Salem the cat will also appear, the name of her feline friend remaining the same. The only difference is the use of a real cat rather than the animatronic feline included in the previous series.

The series is an inside look at how well modern witches fare upon mortals and their decisions. “Riverdale” producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is also helpfully the chief creative officer of Archie Comics, wrote the script for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and did a wickedly fantastic job in doing so.

The witching hour is upon us; “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” can be streamed on Netflix.