The Halloween season features some great thrill-inducing horror films but recently TV shows on Netflix and other mediums have become way more interesting. For starters, they are longer so you get more than the average two hour movie. With the Horror and supernatural genre on the rise, you can now excite yourself and jump out of your seats. Plus, multi-genre TV shows always bring us something new to the screen. We can now watch scary as hell TV shows and laugh at the same time. Some dramas can shock us to our core without any visual thrills but just mind raveling dialogue.
So, this Halloween, the following TV shows are on our top 10 list due to their story telling, age limitations, sequences and pop culture references;
1. Stranger Things
Stranger Things has got it all. Horror, science fiction, humor, drama, suspense and the fact that it is set in the 80’s makes it one of the most intriguing shows out there bound to bring back some nostalgic memories. Set in Indiana, a young boy named Will disappears into thin air in 1983 and the search for him that includes Will’s best friend Mike, leads to top secret experiments and a strange little girl named Eleven in the woods. If you haven’t watched it yet, you’re in for a scary yet pleasant surprise.
2. Mind Hunter
I have never watched a show that kept me up at night the way Mind Hunter did. Sure, most horror or psychological TV shows based on true stories are often scarier as compared to fiction. The dialogue and character interaction alone take Mind Hunter to the next level. I mean watching the agents interviewing the most popular serial killers in the last five or six decades to learn how they think was a shaking experience on its own. It’s a highly recommended show for people who have the stomach to digest such nerve-racking content.
From a personal opinion, Supernatural is one of the greatest shows on TV spanning over fourteen seasons and still going strong. It is perhaps the only show that can deliver unlimited pop-culture references. Sure, if you’ve never watched this show, this month is the perfect month to start and catch up on this show. It’s got every mythological creature found in books ranging from Angels, Demons, Vampires, Leviathans and these are just the tip of the iceberg. Plus, the chemistry of the main characters is something no other show can replicate especially Dean, Sam, Crowley and Castiel. Recommended episodes for this Halloween are “It’s a great pumpkin, Sam Winchester”, “Bloody Mary”, “Monster Movie” and “Scooby Natural”.
4. The Haunting of Hill House
This is the latest horror TV show and so far is the most critically acclaimed show of 2018. Released just last week on October 12th on Netflix, it is one of the best shows to look forward to as we approach Halloween. The show is about a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. The come back to the house as adults to confront the ghosts of the past.
If you’re looking for a hilarious horror TV show to watch this month, we recommend iZombie. It features an over-achieving medical resident who attends a party that turns into a zombie. The show revolves around her determined to pass as human despite her pale appearance and she forms a plan to resist her drive to consume fresh human brains by taking a job at a coroner’s office and helping detectives solve murders using her psychic abilities. Pretty awesome right?
6. The Walking Dead
The Walking dead is one of the most popular post-apocalyptic Zombie TV shows today. If you are one of the very few people who missed out on this show, here’s a brief intro. The walking dead takes place after the zombie apocalypse where zombies eat living humans and other creatures. They are attracted to noises and all humans carry the pathogen which can potentially make them zombies as well. That’s enough spoilers for new viewers. For the rest, hope you’re enjoying season 9 as much as I am.
7. Penny Dreadful
For viewers who are not familiar with this great British-American show, then they are in for a treat. Penny Dreadful is a psychological thriller filled with dark mystery and suspense, where personal demons from the past can be stronger than vampires, evil spirits and immortal beasts.
8. American Horror Story
American Horror Story is on the creepiest TV shows today. Each season is a self-contained miniseries, following a different set of characters and settings, and a storyline. Some plots are loosely based on some true events and this makes it one of the most interesting series to watch this Halloween.
Slasher revolves around Sarah bennet who is in the centre of a series of copycat killings, similar to her parents’ murders, when she returns to the small town where she was born.
10. Castle Rock
Based on a master piece from Stephen King, this series is psychological thriller based on a number of popular stories and places like Shawshank Redemption, the Dark Half and Needful Things. It is one of those TV shows that require a brave soul with deep understanding in order to digest and understand the different plots and references involved in it.