Binge-watching is where it’s at. Is there any other way to consume television these days? Since it’s October (AKA Hallowe’en month), you may be craving some spookier content to binge on for the coming weeks. Luckily, plenty of horror series are being released all the time. Here are just a few of our favourites:
This Canadian series features a different storyline each season, and it’s extremely satisfying for those who love a good murder mystery as well as some gore. It’s the type of show that totally hooks you, and you may even regret watching it once you realise how enthralled you are.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Okay, so this is a major throwback, but it’s a classic! It’s also great for those of us who aren’t fans of actual SCARY horror. Not only is this show fun and well-written, it features a kick-ass female lead, navigating her teen and young adult years as the slayer (you know, the one responsible for taking out all the nasty vampires, demons, etc.). If you grew up on this show, take a trip down memory lane. If not, we promise you’ll be smitten.
This show, based on the podcast of the same name, combines documentary material as well as cinematic sequences to tell popular horror stories and urban legends. Besides being creepy, this show is extremely informative!
Based on the hit 90s slasher film, this series takes place in the present-day with basically the same setup: a group of high schoolers, a mysterious serial killer, and LOTS of suspense.
American Horror Story
Duh, we had to include this one. If you haven’t already heard of this show, you must be living under a rock. Ryan Murphy’s hit series features a different storyline every season with essentially the same cast. It can be extremely disturbing at times, but the wild characters and comedic relief make it so worth it. The 8th season, Apocalypse, is currently airing.
Santa Clarita Diet
Ok, so this show isn’t really scary, but it does feature a great deal of zombie and gore content. It follows the story of a suburban couple whose lives are completely flipped upside down when one of them dies…and then comes back to life. As hilarious as this show is, it really makes you wonder what you would do if your spouse suddenly became a zombie. Can love conquer all?
If you’ve been an avid internet-user for the last decade or so, you’re probably familiar with Creepypasta and all the horrific/disturbing/sometimes downright heinous stories that are posted to the website. Well, this anthology series contains storylines based on popular Creepypasta tales. So, obviously this show is extremely unsettling. Yikes.
The Haunting of Hill House
Inspired by Shirley Jackson’s classic horror novel of the same name, the show is a modern re-imagination of Jackson’s work. The episodes flash back and forth between the past and present, depicting a fractured family, and the horrors they faced in their old home.