Nobody here is going to put down the phenomenon that is Harry Potter, but when you compare the way such a fantastical universe treats magic to the world of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, it’s child’s play — literally.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hit Netflix just before Halloween, on October 26, and we’re totally bewitched. Rather than witches and wizards who can wave special sticks and mumble a few Latin words to make feathers move, Sabrina has satanic witches and warlocks contend with demons, voodoo, blood magic, curses, and all other manner of occult magic.
In the years since the first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was released on June 26, 1997, many religious groups and protective parents voiced concerns that the “witches” and other aspects of the stories subversively supported occultism. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Anyone who’s actually read a Harry Potter book knows otherwise. The terms “witch” and “wizard” might as well be “sorcerer” or “mage” because they just refer to just about any person who can use magic.