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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 4 Review (Series Finale): Sabrina Vs The Eldritch Terrors

Part 4 of "Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina" dropped on Netflix on 12/31. What a great holiday gift. The sad part is this is the end of the franchise. At least we get a series wrap-up. That's more than I can say for many NetFlix originals. 

Sabrina lives with her two aunties in Greendale. She is torn between the dark world and the human realm. This is because her mother was human and her father was a witch (or so we think). Sabrina is still figuring out who she wants to be. She definitely has a mind of her own (which sometimes causes problems). 

At the end of part 3,  Sabrina was in a pickle. In order to save Nick Scratch's soul she had to become the Queen of Hell. To solve the problem she broke herself in two different entities. Sabrina Morningstar (she is after all the daughter of Lucifer) will rule in Hell. Sabrina Spellman will stay topside. No one knows there are two Sabrinas (except Cousin Ambrose). He specifically warns her of the dire consequences of a temporal paradox. An alternate timeline could be created. They could be zapped out of existence. Bad stuff. But Sabrina doesnt listen.  

This season of "CAOS" is based on HP Lovecraft's stories. He created a subgenre of horror called "cosmic terror". His stories are about about ancient all powerful Eldritch gods who have lots of eyeballs and tentacles  

Lovecraft is making a bit of a revival these days. Besides "Sabrina", we have the 2020 Nicholas Cage movie "Color Out Of Space". We also have the "Lovecraft Country" HBO series.  Lovecraft is notoriously hard to adapt to screen. He is also problematic due to his views on race. There's no other way to put it. He was a big old racist. 

Reverend Lovecraft (ie Father Blackwood) unleashed the Terrors from an egg at the end of last season because (as usual) he wants to rule the world. The Rev's new Pilgrims of the Night Church will help do his bidding. Ms Blackwell joins up. The Rev says "Let there be darkness across the land". A bunch of freaky coal miners invade Glendale knocking out street lamps and literally bringing about Absolute Darkness (Terror #1). And we're off to the races. 

Before we hit up the other Terrors, just a note about where the other characters are at this season. Zelda is still running the Academy of Unseen Arts. They are worshiping Hecate now that they've broken off from Lucifer. Zelda gets a love interest this season-- Mambo Marie LeFleur. She is later revealed to actually be Baron Samedi (Gede Ioa).   

Harvey (Sabrina's ex) and Roz are still a couple. We later find out Roz is actually a witch. Her ancestors called themselves "cunning women" to avoid being burned at the stake. Theo and Robin are still a couple. Robin must decide if he's going to stay in the human realm and lose all his goblin powers.  

Caliban is always up to something. He's still trying to take over Hell's throne. Remember Madame Satan is preggo with Lucifer's child. Caliban casts a spell on her to try to keep her son Adam from taking the throne. Lillith prematurely gives birth and Adam survives thanks to Hecate's followers. Then some cray cray stuff happens. I"ll leave it at that. 

Prudence (Blackwood's daughter) doesnt get a ton to do this season. She helps with the Order of Hectate. Meanwhile the other Weird Sister (Agatha) has joined Blackwood's church. Remember, Dorcas will killed by Agatha last season (which then drove her crazy). 

Terror #2: The Uninvited. He's an entity that has existed since the beginning of time. if you dont invite him in, he'll pull your heart out. He of course shows up at the wedding of Cerebus and Hilda. There's also an incubus loose. The Uninvited kills Dorian Grey and plans to off everyone else until Sabrina invites him to Hell to attend the wedding of Sabrina Morningstar and Caliban. She then traps him in a room in Hell. Two Terrors down-- six to go. 

Terror #3: The Weird is indeed weird. A squid like creature that we first see in a corpse at the Spellman Mortuary. He later ends up inhabiting Sabrina's body. I think this one is based on Lovecraft's most famous character-- Cthulhu. More of him please.  

Terror #4: The Imp Of The Perverse is a little statue that arrives in town via a trinket salesman. It can grant wishes and change reality. Blackwood uses it to turn himself into an Emperor and Greendale into a Nazi-esqe reality. 

Terror #5: The Cosmic The angel Metatron shows up (yep that is Pollyanna McIntosh from "The Walking Dead"). She tells them the Heavens, Earth and Hell are about to collide. The Sabrinas need to make a sacrifice in order to remedy the situation.  

Terror #6: The Returned is Lazarus from the Bible. He's bringing back the dead (including Zelda's old familiar Vinegar Tom (super cute beagle). 

Terror #7: The Endless Sabrina travels to a parallel world. Here she is a character in the 90s "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" TV show. The original Aunties (played by Beth Broderick and Caroline Rea) are there. Salem the cat puppet is the star and head writer. The cast is doomed to repeat the same plot lines over and over again (hence the "Endless").  It's all very meta and a fun surprise 

Terror #8: The Void is the end of all things. In the finale, Sabrina sacrifices herself and is trapped in the Void for all eternity. But love overcomes all as Nick purposefully drowns in order to be with her. They will be together forever. This reminds me of the first episode of the series. Sabrina and friends encounter Ms Blackwell at the movies. Sabrina says she feels sorry for her because she's all alone. Nice callback to episode 1.  

Grade: 4 Monsters (out of 5 total) In the final installation of the series we have Sabrina and crew up against Lovecraft's Eldrich terrors. There was lots of plot (with 8 Terrors total). Maybe too much. 

I really liked certain aspects of the season. The "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" show and the Battle of the Bands were highlights. Others were a bit of a drag. I wish the plot had more air time for my favorite characters Madam Satan (Michelle Gomez), the Aunties Zelda (Miranda Otto) and Hilda (Lucy Davis) and Father Blackwood (Richard Coyle).

The series finale was appropriate but I was hoping for a more epic battle between all the characters and the Terrors. All in all, the "Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina" has been a great ride. When it was first announced, I didnt think it would be something for me. To my surprise I grew to really enjoy the show and root for the characters in this witchy universe.   

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January 11, 2021

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 4 Review (Series Finale): Sabrina Vs The Eldritch Terrors Reviewed by GMonsterTV on 7:53 AM Rating: 5 Part 4 of "Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina" dropped on Netflix on 12/31. What a great holiday gift. The sad part is this is the end...

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