All of you horror buffs out there shouldn’t sleep on TV shows that don’t get the same amount of lip service or promotion as others. A treasure trove of scariness exists whether you’re into anthologies, multiples seasons of storytelling, or are down to try whatever. Down below is a list of creepy television series to watch if you’re in the mood for something terrifying this season–and beyond.
AMC’s series starring Zachary Quinto is based on the novel of the same title by Joe Hill. Quinto’s character is a vampire who “feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law.”
Check out AMC here to find how to stream the first season if you want something to binge this Halloween. Season two drops next year.
It’s the revival you didn’t know you wanted to watch until now. The classic Creepshow from 1982 has found itself remade and revamped for 2019 on Shudder as a horror anthology series. According to Deadline, it’s already breaking viewership records, and if you weren’t aware it existed, check out the twelve stories which include those written by Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Joe Lansdale.
The show’s six weekly episodes began airing on AMC’s Shudder on Sept. 26, and features actors such as Big Boi, David Arquette, Tricia Helfer, and Giancarlo Esposito.
Netflix’s Marianne has already been deemed as the platform’s scariest show right now, and that’s because it brings a nightmare to life. The French series follows a horror writer whose book character is based on a childhood nightmare, but she soon learns “Marianne” and her cohorts are real.
Stream all eight episodes now on Netflix.
‘Two Sentence Horror Stories’
Netflix and The CW decided to turn short fan-fic viral stories seen online into a horror anthology series with Two Sentence Horror Stories. Reviews are mixed, but if you’re into anthologies and prefer short episodes, check it out. You can watch it on Netflix or on The CW’s website and app.
Castle Rock airs on Hulu and is based on worlds created by Stephen King. Along with J.J. Abrams, the author is an executive producer for the series, which has been a hit for the streamer and continues to grow with its second season. Cast members include Tim Robbins and Elsie Fisher.
Here’s a description from Hulu about Castle Rock:
” A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories (Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption) are set in there. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that unites King’s themes and worlds and brings together the author’s most iconic and beloved characters.”
Watch all of season one and the first three episodes of season two right now on Hulu.