Come See The Horror Show(s)!

Horror showsWe all love Netflix. It’s cheap and easy. It’s much less than the average person’s coffee budget (I think?), and it offers hours upon hours of programming for those seeking entertainment, or just a way to kill a few hours. Well, it’s Halloween season, obviously, and we have to keep a look out on horror. It’s hard to narrow down what to watch during this time period, but never fear! Netflix and I have got you covered. And with this entry, we look at television. Oh child! This will keep you busy!

Horror Shows On Netflix

  • Supernatural – Probably the best suggestion on the list for anyone. It’s got the teen appeal, while also getting a lot of the folklore facts correct, while also providing some fun, dark, and scary moments that would fit in with any horror movie. Also, I’m almost positive you’ve already watched this show, but if you haven’t, there’s no better time to start than Halloween season.
  • American Horror Story – In my opinion, season two isn’t worth a damn. Every time I’ve tried to watch it, I either gave up or kept falling asleep. Screw season two. BUT season one is where it’s at. It’s a seriously dark and demented haunted house story that at the very least will make you feel just awful, while at the best will scare your pants off. On the other hand, season three, a story about witchcraft and New Orleans is awesome. It’s not scary, but it’s a wonderful thing to watch during this wonderful time.
  • The Twilight Zone  – You can never go wrong with The Twilight Zone. Never. It’s creepy, fun, and vintage. If you’ve never watched this classic creepy series, now is the time. You’ve missed out so much value in your life! If you have seen it, it’s time to revisit. Maybe a show to keep playing in the background while you go to sleep, or if you run midnight marathons like me, this is a show to do that with.
  • The X Files – Aliens, werewolves, and the unknown. This show is a classic, and it definitely has it’s Halloween moments. A must watch.
  • Walking Dead – I hate this show. I really do, but a lot of people disagree with me. It’s one of the most popular shows on television, and I guess there’s a reason for that. Anyway, it’s an unending zombie apocalypse survival horror story, but again, yo probably already know that because everybody watches this show but me.
  • Doctor Who – Classic Doctor Who is best found on Hulu+, and we’ll get to that on another date, but new Who still has some great moments. There are plenty of episodes that live solely in horror, and even a lot of the sic-fi elements stick closely in the scary category. It’s beautifully weird, and even as something non-horror, it’s perfect for the season.
  • From Dusk Till Dawn – I haven’t watched this yet, but based on the fact that it’s a TV show based on the Robert Rodriguez movie of the same name, I’m assuming it’s at least something to watch. Nine out of ten times, shows based on movies absolutely suck, but it’s the pumpkin season, so why not just give it a try even if it’s bad? A lot of times, with this kind of thing, the worse it is, the better it is, get me?
  • Blood – Anime and stuff, y’know.
  • Witches of East End – From what I recall, this show is hilariously great. It’s not supposed to be, but it’s like Charmed 2014 in the best way. It’s silly, but there’s nothing wrong with that at all. I’d say it’s a safe “put on in the background when you write lists on your blog” show. I’m not saying that’s what I have playing now, but if I did, it’d be perfect for that.
  • Haven – Haven is fun! It’s an all around supernatural show that centers around some detectives or FBI agents or whatever looking into occult-ish crimes in a town that’s haunted or something like that. It’s like weird-o Stars Hollow, or Silent Hill light. That might not make any sense, but this show is a good go to for something out of the ordinary.
  • Charmed – This show lives in the morning time slot. TNT made the perfect decision by having the show on when you wake up in the morning, which you should also do when you wake up! Wake up, turn on Netflix, watch Charmed. Bingo bango.
  • Hemlock Grove – Netflix original series about werewolves and stuff. Eli Roth? Eh, but good enough. Netflix binge on a late Friday night, for sure.
  • Bates Motel – Someone told me this was good. Based on Psycho, I’m sure, but I also had it described to me as a twisted and evil Stars Hollow. That’s two Gilmore Girls references in one post. Awesome!
  • Being Human (UK) – Confession: I haven’t watched this yet. I’ve watched the US version (three slots down), but I never went to the UK for it. It’s a show about a werewolf, vampire, and ghost trying to be human, or at the very least blend in. The US version did it really well, so I can only assume the UK version did it just as well, if not better.
  • Wolfblood – I forgot what this was. Maybe the show about the werewolf girls? Or maybe a guy? I don’t know. It’s werewolves, so it’s good.
  • Criminal Minds – You may not believe it since your mom is probably watching this on ION Television while you read this, but Criminal Minds is a hell of a show to watch during this season. The show is legitimately scary in plenty of episodes and like ninety person of the crimes are occult based, or at least that’s what it seems like. Either way, it’s a show about serial killers doing serial killery things, so stamp of approval! Honestly, a lot of times it feels like slasher movies from a detective’s standpoint.
  • Being Human (US) – I like it! (see above).
  • Bitten – Vampires and teenagers probably, if you’re into that sort of thing.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Awesomely done vampires and teenagers. Teenagers HUNTING vampires! And werewolves! And witchcraft! Oh boy, if you’ve never gone down the BtVS road, you are in for one Hell of a treat. Best enjoyed whilst staying home from work or school if you have bronchitis or “bronchitis,” including the prescription.
  • Angel – That too!
  • Goosebumps – It’s Goosebumps, y’know? Like a whole bunch of Halloweentown movies in shorter form.
  • Harper’s Island – This show is so awful, that it must be watched at least once. Serial killer on the loose, terrible acting, over plotted story that doesn’t make any sense. It’s perfect, but it’s so bad that you’ve gotta go for the ride, man.
  • Jekyll – a UK show based on Dr. Jekyll and Mt. Hyde. Probably good, but I don’t have any idea.
  • Pretty Little Liars – If this show were called “murdered teenager comes back to haunt and harass her friends, you’d probably watch it, right? It’s a show targeted at a young female audience, but while you may not see yourself in the target market, you should keep your mind open for the first three seasons, at least. And the first season is perfection. It’s incredibly dramatic, and it’s absolutely thrilling. Mystery on top of mystery cover this show with a Hitchcock horror mentality haunts the scenery. Also, the Halloween episodes (specifically season one) is absolutely perfect and something that I revisit every year.
  • The Munsters – Guys, it’s the Munsters! It’s wonderful! It’s a sitcom with movie monsters as the family! In the sixties! Have you not seen this yet?
  • My Babysitter’s A Vampire – It’s a kid’s show, but it you have kid’s, it’s a show you can watch with your kids while also having some kind of occult/paranormal thing going on at the same time.
  • Paranormal Home Inspectors – Reality ghost hunting show. All of these shows are the same.
  • Ruby Gloom – Animated series about a goth kid in a mansion. I think it’s supposed to be fun and sweet? There are probably some touching stories about the kid being friends with ghosts or something. Maybe? I haven’t seen it.
  • Sabrina’s Secret Life – Sabrina the Teenage Witch that’s animated and not married to Cthulu. It’s one of those shows for kids, but again if you’ve got kids…
  • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – I’m watching this right now. It’s fantastic. The voice-acting is spot on and it’s a blast to watch. But why are Velma and Shaggy dating? My scrapbook!
  • The Secret Circle – I downloaded a free episode of this show a few years ago. It looked interesting. Occult stuff but with teenagers. Probably Vampire Diaries-esque.
  • Sherlock – First season, guys. It’s brilliant. Serial killers, hounds, science. The first season, my bros, is perfect for these days.
  • Soul Eater – A horror influenced anime that’s based off a fun and goofy manga. What could go wrong? Nothing. Nothing could go wrong. Jack-O-Lanterns, witches and everything!
  • Todd and the Book of Pure Evil – this was a movie, right? It looks fun? Maybe?
  • Twin Peaks – Guys, it’s Twin Peaks. If you haven’t watched this journey into the weird, you gotta set your eyeballs on this show.
  • The Vampire Diaries – Never watched more than an episode, but it seemed pretty okay. Love triangle, brothers, vampires. It came out around Twilight, but apparently this show does it better. Idk, I meant to watch it.
  • 666 Park Avenue – This show probably sucks, but it’s New York and Satan. Who knows?
  • Vampire Knight – An anime show with vampires. If you’re into that sort of thing, you know how this goes.
  • Vampire Prosecutor – An eastern show based on a vampire who has a job as a prosecutor in an actual court. Holy crap.
  • The Wizards of Waverly Place – Another family friendly show, but if you have the right kind of family, this show can be a whole lot of fun. Great fun, in fact. It’s a witchcraft show for teens, but it’s done really, really well.

That’s all that I’ve got for this feature, folks, and believe me, I looked through every tv series on Netflix, and this is what I found. I didn’t include the Stephen King mini-series events because, well, I had to stop it somewhere, and MST3K doesn’t count!. Not all of these shows are going to be up your alley, but hopefully you’ll give them all a shot because all of the ones I’ve watched, there’s something to be enjoyed. This is the perfect time of year to try new things, spend time with friends and family, and there’s something here for all occasions.

Enjoy, and let me know in the comments section which of these shows you like, and which ones you’ll be watching! And for those commenters, I’m pretty sure I didn’t forget anything.

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