You don’t have to watch a scary movie to get spooked this Halloween. There are tons of horrifying binge-worthy shows available for streaming this Halloween, from scream-inducing TV horror shows to eerily hilarious black comedies.
Grab some candy, a pumpkin to carve, and a pillow to scream into and get ready to spend your October watching these stream-worthy shows.
Scream Queens is a comedy horror/black comedy show where the girls of a sorority have to discover and deal with horrifyingly hilarious murder mysteries. The show features big stars like Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, and Ariana Grande.
The Purge (series)
The Purge is a horror television series based on the movie franchise of the same name, which revolves around a 12 hour period of time where all crime is legal, including murder. The series follows several characters living in a small city as they are each forced to encounter their past and see what they’re willing to do to survive the night.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, and portrays life in the time that follows a zombie apocalypse. The show centers around former police officer Rick Grimes, his family, and a few other survivors who are constantly looking for a safe place to reside as they have to lose parts of their humanity through cruelty to stay human.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
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All of your favourite characters are returning for season 8 of American Horror Story, which is apocalypse themed. The trailer sets the stage perfectly for this new season, opening with: “No need for the news anymore, the chaos has won.”
American horror anthology, Lore is developed based on the podcast of the same name. Lore explores the real-life frightening and disturbing tales that give rise to modern-day myths and legends. Season 2 of the show comes out just in time for Halloween, and features new tales from the podcast, as well as original stories not yet available in podcast form.
The thrilling Netflix original drama follows Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers and her son’s friends as they search for her 12-year-old son, Will, when he goes missing. The science-fiction show follows the terrifying investigation as they discover bizarre mysteries that include secret government experiments and supernatural forces.
iZombie is a perfectly trashy zombie-murder mystery hybrid that follows medical resident Liv Moore after she turns into a member of the living dead. Liv is determined to pass as a human, and resists her urges to eat human brains by secretly eating the fresh brains at her job at a coroner’s office. She quickly realizes she gets the memories of those she feeds on, and poses as a psychic to help solve a detective’s murders.
American fantasy police drama, Grimm follows a Portland detective who is a descendant of a long line of warriors (Grimms) who defend their city from magical creatures. These creatures, known as Wesen, are part human, part animal.
Being Human is a British supernatural comedy that follows three people in their twenties who share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire. In the show, various types of supernatural beings live in the same world as humans, and some of these beings are very menacing.
Psychological horror drama, Bates Motel, follows Norma Bates, who buys a motel in White Pine Bay after the death of her husband so that her and her son, Norman, can start fresh. The mother-son duo share an intensely close relationship, and Norman, who is very shy, reluctantly opens up to the people around them. The Bates begin to realize that White Pine Bay may not be as picturesque as it appears, and they are forced to do whatever they have to do to survive.