This is a list of notable tv shows and movies featuring witches, witchcraft, sorcery, black magic, paganism, druidism, or spiritual practices. If you have something to add write me here.
1939 – Frank L . Baum’s The Wizard of Oz book would hit the big screen. The Movie featured “Glinda the White Witch” and Dorothy. Can you say trillion dollars?
1964 – Bewitched made the nose wiggle cool.
1965 – I Dream of Jeannie, she counts, right ? I wonder how much money is made off her costumes at Halloween.
1969– H. R. Puf-n-stuf by Sid and Marty Krofft features lovable character “Witchie Poo” in the UK, soon these puppets would hit the US.
1981 – Clash of the Titans features magic witches and mythology. Perhaps the work of Ray Harryhousen had something to do with it, or the fact we saw Harry Hamlin half naked, but still, this has been a billion dollar enterprise and the movie has been remade.
1982 – Poltergeist proved that playing with the Ouija was dangerous.
1987 – Witches of Eastwick made us think witches could be sexy.
1990- J.K. Rowling writes Harry Potter. By 1998 deal is in force with Warner Brothers to make the movies. The trillion dollar cash cow is born from book reprints to video games to plush toys and a game that teaches children how to cast spells. What?
1997 – The Craft
1998 – Charmed was enough to stayed on the air from 1998-2006 and memorabilia is till collected.
2001 – Peter Jackson releases Lord of the Rings Movie based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s books. Gandalf is hip.
2004 – W.I.T.C.H. animated series for girls in UK made it hip and trendy to have magic.
2005 – A Haunting show hits the Discovery Channel
2012 – Wiches of East End is a series on Lifetime
2014 – Salem , a new Drama Show to Debut