Sabrina and Miles decide to team up for the production of a student horror film that includes a bloodsucking vampire, gloomy cheerleaders and a helpless maiden. But their quest for the perfect cast leads them to one performer who seems to play his role a little too well. Sabrina must now stop Vladimir Kortensky, an actual vampire, from sucking the blood of her roommates.
Meanwhile, Hilda and Zelda are summoned to the Other Realm for Scare Duty---the witch equivalent of jury duty---to teach the younger generation how to be more frightening. Unfortunately, the kids aren't reacting to their old-school methods, so they have to formulate a plan to update their spookiness.
Uses of Magic
- This is the second time a Sabrina premiere has included the words "season opener" in its title. The first was season 3's "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Season Opener".
- This was the only season premiere to air in October rather than September.
- Sabrina has returned to her natural golden blonde hair color after having dyed it red in the previous season.
- Josh and Harvey don't appear in this episode.
- In this episode the series makes a parody of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Matrix, and Scary Movie.