Binge watching a TV series is a hobby we all enjoy and when Autumn returns so do the best shows! Is there anything better than sitting down at night, all warm and cosy with rain pouring down outside, and watching a great, spooky series? I think not. If you’re stuck for something to watch this season then I’ve got you covered with this list of my top ten TV series for Halloween.
1.) Stranger Things
From IMDb: When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
I’m so obsessed with Stranger Things. I think I watched first season maybe four times and the second season is out today! Honestly I’ve been waiting for this to come back and I’m so excited to watch it. I will try to restrain myself and not watch the entire show in one sitting, but it’s so addictive! The actors are phenomenal, the story line is completely gripping, the musical score is perfect and I love that it’s set in the 80s. This is definitely a show you need to watch this Halloween.
2.) American Horror Story
From IMDB: An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, and a cult.
This season of American Horror Story focuses on the US Election and a cult that utilises the fear of the people after Trump is elected, by murdering and terrorising the community, to get their voices heard. I have been loving this season, compared to the last one which I couldn’t finish because I found it so boring. Cult is full of twists, turns, suspense and creative murders, all of the things we’ve come to know and love about American Horror Story.
From IMDB: A serialised/anthology series that follows a group of teenagers being targeted by a masked serial killer.
I’m sure you’ve all seen or heard of the Scream movies, plus it’s parodies, by now. Well here is another take on the franchise with a new masked killer picking off teenagers. There are currently two season with a third one being release March next year. It’s pretty cheesy with some annoying characters, apart from Audrey and Noah who are both equally awesome, but I found it so addictive and couldn’t stop watching.
4.) Black Mirror
From IMDB: A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology.
Black Mirror is so creepy but I love it. Each episode is different and really makes you think about where like and our future is heading thanks to technology. Some episodes I just didn’t understand at all but others, such as Nosedive, The Entire History of You and Be Right Back, got me thinking that it would be interesting to live in a world like that and that I probably wouldn’t mind it.
From IMDB: A medical resident finds that being a zombie has its perks, which she uses to assist the police.
iZombie is hilarious, which is not what I was expecting. The concept of a zombie eating the brains of the deceased to help the police find out what or who killed them is so ridiculous but completely original and intriguing. The characters are all so lovable, even the villains, and extremely witty. I look forward to each episode, seeing the interesting ways Liv cooks her brain and witnessing the embarrassing and funny traits she inherits from said brains. If you’re looking for something gory but lighthearted than this is the show for you.
6.) Santa Clarita Diet
From IMDB: Sheila and Joel are married real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila dies, their lives take a dark turn.
This was another utterly ridiculous show that I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s darkly funny with so many odd situations, that obviously would never happen in real life, just going from bad to worse. There is only one season, which I flew through, with another one being released sometime in 2018. The characters are great, especially the rebel daughter, and each episode just gets funnier and funnier.
7.) A Series of Unfortunate Events
From IMDB: After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets.
As a child I loved the movie, although I never read the books, and when I heard they were releasing an actual series I was so excited! It definitely did not disappoint. It was weird, creepy, funny and the intro songs were genius! I loved the narrations from Patrick Warburton and Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf was amazing. I found it to be very Burtonesque, which is always a good thing in my opinion, and I cannot wait until the second season.
8.) Game of Thrones
From IMDB: Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.
Ah Game of Thrones, where do I even begin? I decided to put this epic, TV saga on the list because there are definitely gory and frightening parts of the show. I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones although it took me a few goes before I really got into it. If you haven’t already seen it then I highly suggest you jump onto the bandwagon. It’s pretty confusing, with a lot of plots and characters to remember, but it’s so full of action and drama that leaves you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire episode.
From IMDB: A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
I had a hard time deciding whether to put this show on the list or not. While it’s loved by a lot of people I still can’t make my mind up about it. I enjoyed the first season, although I found it predictable and a lot of the characters weren’t believable, the only characters I really liked were Cheryl and Valerie. It took me a fair few episodes before I could say I was enjoying it and found myself obsessing over who killed Jason. So far I haven’t been impressed with the second season but I’m hoping, like with the first, it gets better and more intense with each episode.
10.) The Walking Dead
From IMDB: Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.
I haven’t finished this series yet, it’s one that I’m currently watching so no spoilers! I watched this when I was at university but then didn’t have enough time finish watching all the seasons that were out, so I’ve re-started it and I’m loving it all over again. There are definitely some jump worthy moments and graphic, gory scenes, but I am addicted to watching how they survive. I’m very intrigued to see how this show will ultimately end, will the humans or the zombies win? It’s a show that will be a classic for years to come and is perfect to start watching for Halloween.
Hopefully this post helped you to discover some new TV series to watch this Halloween! Let me know in the comments some more recommendations and which on this list is your favourite. Please subscribe to my blog to see more content from me. I can’t believe Blogtober is nearly over! I can’t thank you all enough for the support. You can also follow me on Instagram and Twitter where I will of course follow back.