Magick Only Looks Like That in the Movies
We love our pop culture witches here at IGC and recognize that these characters are simply that – characters. The last thing we’d want is someone thinking that magick works like it does in some of the most popular Netflix shows and movies. So, let’s bring some truth to the fun found in witchy films and shows!
Witches aren’t evil like in Supernatural.
If you’ve watched Supernatural, you know that all the witches portrayed in the show are evil. They also only work by using hex bags. Now, I’m not saying that there aren’t any evil witches out there, but I am saying that most witches are kind, nature-loving people who want to make the world better.
Witches also don’t possess other people or jump bodies like in The Originals!
Magick isn’t cinematic like in Charmed.
Charmed is such a fun show…and so inaccurate! I fell in love with Piper from the beginning of the show. I really wanted her time-freezing power, but that’s not something real witches can do. Also, blowing things up, time travel, teleportation, and any of the other big cinematic moments only happen in entertainment.
Oh, yeah, and scrying never looks or acts like it does in Charmed either!
Necromancy doesn’t work like it did in Practical Magic.
My favorite witchy movie is definitely Practical Magic, and there are several kind of accurate elements in it. However, when the sisters bring Jimmy back to life…well, nothing about that except for the whipped cream is accurate. Most of us witches will substitute ingredients when we don’t have the ones the spell calls for!
Witches don’t always dress like AHS: Coven witches.
If only we could all have the wardrobe of some of these witches. I’m thinking about the Coven witches, in particular, who look completely badass strolling the streets of the French Quarter. However, in New Orleans, you’re only likely to see folks dressed like that at carnival times or while leading haunted tours.
Most of us witches wear “normal” clothes: jeans, dresses, t-shirts, etc. Think more Sally Owens and less Fiona Goode.
And unfortunately, not all of us are as musically and dance-inclined as the Sanderson Sisters! The list goes on, but the one thing we can all agree on is how great it is to see witches of all sorts in cinema and television. Who’s your favorite pop culture witch?