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Films and shows about witches and witchcraft are essential for spooky season. And if you’re one of the people who love to get a headstart on the Halloween atmosphere in September, these streaming platforms already have you covered with content.  

Tati Gabrielle, Kiernan Shipka, Abigail Cowen, and Adeline Rudolph in 'CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA,' Season 1.
Tati Gabrielle, Kiernan Shipka, Abigail Cowen, and Adeline Rudolph in ‘CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA,’ Season 1 | Courtesy of Netflix


1. ‘The Witches

Based on the book by Roald Dahl, The Witches follows a boy who stumbles across a witch convention. He realizes he has to stop them from their dastardly deeds and even gets turned into a mouse. While the imagery is a tad disturbing, this is a kids’ movie. 

2. ‘The Witch

Do not get that film confused with The Witch though; that could be the difference between harmlessly creeping your kids out and traumatizing them. This A24 horror film is about a 1630s New England family who are super religious, per the times, and are forced to move out of their village. They have to deal with the creepy forest near their remote home, dark witchcraft, and possession. It’s a great time if you love horror. 

3. ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Based more on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic books from Archie Comics rather than the 1990s sitcom, this follows a half-human, half-witch named Sabrina Spellman. It leans into the retro style of Riverdale and shows a hard-headed yet fearless heroine in Sabrina. This series is darker than the original and has a lot of Satanic undertones. It’s great and spooky for the occult-loving members of your family. 


4. Sabrina the Teenage Witch 

What started as a TV movie, soon turned into a seven-season series. This is the Sabrina Spellman most people are familiar with and takes on a quirky, sitcom vibe. Sabrina is raised by her two aunts, goes to a regular high school, but has to deal with being a witch too. Plus, their cat Salem can talk which is entertaining all on its own. 

5. ‘Blair Witch

This Blair Witch is the one from 2016 and not the original 1999 version that was a first in the found-footage horror genre. It takes on a similar style with the way it’s filmed and it’s a direct sequel to that original movie. It has a lot of heavy breathing and creepy, intense scenes. With the way the camera is, it could make you dizzy as well as scared. 

6. ‘Practical Magic

Practical Magic has Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman; do you need more of a reason to watch it? If you do, it’s basically a tamer take on witches. Bullock and Kidman play sisters and witches who are polar opposites of each other but who used to be very close. They’re cursed to never find lasting love, but can they fix that? This is truly a spooky season classic. 

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7. ‘The Love Witch

Even though The Love Witch looks like something out of the 1970s, the movie was made in 2016. With its feminist take on love, witchcraft, and how the world sees women, it definitely wouldn’t have been made in the ‘70s. But the style is gorgeous, the performances are entrancing, and this is definitely the type of movie if you love a good witch flick. It focuses on Elaine, a gorgeous witch, who is obsessed with finding love. She gives her lovers too much of her magic, though, killing a lot of them. Will she find love before the townspeople have enough of her?