Happy Spooktober! One of my favorite things to do this season is to watch things that get my adrenaline pumping but also something I can curl up and binge with a blanket.
For whatever reason my ideal fall date night involved a blanket fort, junk food and something creepy to watch. If you love to binge watch through the night and don’t mind second guessing what you see in the shadows, then these are shows you NEED to check out while the haunting season is among us.
So this one isn’t chilling… but it is perfect for this time of year. A comedic twist on the horror genre executed perfectly with an all star cast!
It’s semi-anthology. One season takes place in a sorority house and the next at a hospital. The characters are the same, except the ones that die. Basically a serial killer is stalking the girls of Kappa Tau, striking in brutal ways. Lots of twists, turns and laughs throughout the series.
Unfortunately it’s only two seasons but absolutely worth the watch! You can stream it on Hulu.
This is a horror anthology series new to Hulu. You’ll see everything from mermaids to angels in this one. The creatures featured drive people to do some crazy acts. It’s a fine line between man and beast.
The Haunting of Bly Manor:
Surprise, another anthology series! It’s the follow up to Haunting of Hill House.
Honestly, I wasn’t a huge fan of Haunting of Hill House because I kept falling asleep but so far this one has me! It’s a supernatural horror-drama loosely based on the 1898 novella by Henry James called, “The Turn of the Screw.”
Here is the gist. An au pair dies in a tragic way. Henry hires a little American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who live at – you guessed it – Bly Manor. Also on the grounds are the chef, Owen, groundskeeper Jamies and the housekeeper, Mrs. Grose.
After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose.
Watch this on the ol’ Netflix.
Based off the well-known and ICONIC Psycho movie, Bates Motel is perfectly creepy for October… or anytime of year if you’re like me.
It takes place after the death of Norma Bates’ husband with a young Norman. Norma buys a motel in the cute town of White Pine Bay to begin anew. Norman is shy and already pretty attached to his mother. They are weirdly close. You’ll learn more about that as you watch. Over time Norman does start opening up and making new friends despite the fact that not all the locals seem to welcome the family. The Bates family discovers that White Pine Bay isn’t what it seems and need to find a way to survive the town. Stream this one on the Flix.. (Netflix)
This is one for someone that wants the long haul. It has 15 seasons of watching that are normally more than 20 episodes long. It almost makes me laugh to watch this trailer because they look like such babies!
The series follows the haunting (and hunting) adventures of two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester. Their family has an increasingly interesting past that always seems to catch up with them in the worst way possible. Being raised hunters by their father after their mother was brutally murdered- they have just about seen it all… or have they? *spoiler* THEY HAVE NOT.
Each season gets crazier and crazier. Like with any long running show there is are a couple seasons that feel like a lull but I promise it is worth sticking it out to the end. These last couple of seasons have been the greatest! Catch it on Netflix.
Buckle up, buttercup.
Light as a Feather:
This one was wildly better than I expected and that’s why it made the list.
A Hulu original with two seasons… and I’m waiting on a third but I expect it’s on delay like everything else. This show is more freaky than frightening but definitely one you’re going to want to binge.
Four friends invite the new girl out for Halloween. The new addition suggests they play a game together… you guessed it. Light as a Feather, Stiff as Board. A completely innocent game, or so they thought until each of the five who played start dying off in the exact same way that was predicted. Those who are still surviving try to figure out why they are being targeted.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina:
This is not so much like “Sabrina The Teenage Witch.” It’s much more closely based off the darker tales in the Archie Comics. It’s a coming-of-age story of a young girl finding her way through the horrors of the occult. She wrestles to understand herself, as she is one of a kind. Half witch, half mortal. She stands up against the evil forces that not only threaten her but also her family and mortal friends.
Into the Dark:
Into the Dark is a horror anthology series on Hulu. Relatively new but old enough that there is plenty of content to choose from. Each “episode” is treated more like a movie in length and plot.
Hard to describe this one because each part of the series is just incredibly different than the others. It could be a murderous game show. It could be a love story gone creepy. A family stuck in an RV. A vacation gone awry. You really can’t go wrong with this one. If you don’t like one, you’ll absolutely find other parts of the series you love.
Did I give you enough to make it through October? I think “Supernatural” alone could last you half a year. No matter your flavor of Halloween fun, you’re bound to love one of these. I definitely encourage you to try them all out of some point.
Right now I’m working on Haunting of Bly Manor and patiently waiting for the series finale to be released for Supernatural- which sadly won’t be till around the end of the year.
So if you need me I’ll be on the couch, under a blanket and will probably have pizza stains on my shirt until November…
Did I miss one? What are you binging during spooky season? Let me know in the comments!