Who Said It - Buffy Summers Or Sabrina Spellman?

Whether you're the Slayer or the Queen of Hell, high school can be a horror show.


Buffy The Vampire Slayer and The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina have a lot in common. Both acclaimed revisitations of past , cheesier versions of themselves, the former was an unofficial sequel to a schlocky, camp-as-Christmas low budget vampire movie, while the latter was an entirely new adaptation of Archie Comics' perky teenage witch.

Both shows chose to root themselves in the horror genre's tropes while retaining an arch, self-deprecating wit; both featured tiny-but-sassy blonde protagonists whose strength belied their appearances; both feature apocalyptic scenarios that can only be averted by the heroine and her Scooby gang of variously-supernatural friends and allies.

You can easily argue, of course, that without Buffy there wouldn't be a scary-sexy-cool TV version of Sabrina: but at this point it would probably be easier to name the genre shows that aren't influenced and weren't made possible by Joss Whedon's groundbreaking show.

Regardless, it's harder than you'd think to differentiate between Summers and Spellman. True, Sabrina's not the high-kicking weapons master that the Slayer is, while Sabrina's magical mojo gives her more in common with Buffy's bestie Willow... but if you're looking for empowered, fearless feminist heroes on TV, then both characters are cut from the same cloth.

So let's see whether you can tell the difference! Here's fifteen quotes... can you tell which was from which show? Answers at the end!

1. "I'm The Thing That Monsters Have Nightmares About."


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