Wednesday 7 October 2020

Top 5 Halloween TV Shows on Netflix | prettylittlewriter

 I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, Erin, do you do anything other than watch halloween/horror movies and tv shows? 

There are two answers to this. The short answer is yes, yes I do. 

The other answer being that nothing makes me happier than watching a scary movie or TV show, they are honestly my favourite type of entertainment.

I have watched tons of scary movies and TV shows over the years, thanks to my parents who started me off early as they were huge fans too, and for today's blog post, I've put together my favourite horror TV shows that I think you should binge on the lead up to Halloween #spookyseason.

5. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Number 5 is the most tame of them all, suitable for younger audiences that like a spooky vibe. I was so uncertain when they first announced they were remaking Sabrina, as the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch, starring Melissa Joan Hart, was my ABSOLUTE favourite TV show as a kid. I always wanted my own Salem, and a prince like Harvey. 
I think it helps massively that they have made this so incredibly dark and different to the original, it has completely become it's own entity. I love Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina, and Aunt Hilda is brilliantly hilarious like the original. However, two changes to it that I was not expecting to like, is 1. the introduction of cousin Ambrose, taking Salem's place as Sabrina's confident (Salem is still there, but he doesn't talk, he is just a cat). 2. Nicholas Scratch. I was a die-hard Harvey fan in the original, Sabrina had to end up with him. But in the CAOS I am 100% team Nicholas. Not only is he gorgeous, but he's kind, a brilliant warlock, and always has Sabrina's back no matter what.

I highly recommend giving this a watch, it is dark, and has a lot of death, so I wouldn't recommend for anyone under the age of 12!

4. Slasher

Slasher is one of those anthology shows where it's a new story every season.
The first season is about a girl who moves back into her childhood home with her husband, where her mother and father were both brutally murdered. Upon arrival, copycat killings start happening, and she is terrified that she may be next.

Season two is about a group of friends that return to a summer camp they were all at the year before, to solve a problem they had created for themselves when they were all part of the murder of a fellow camp councilor. 
Personally I think I preferred the second season, it was gorier and more 'slasher movie' style; it reminded me of Friday the 13th quite a lot.
This one most definitely is NOT suitable for a younger audience, it's pretty brutal.

3. Scream
The first two seasons of this show were brilliant. Close enough to the Scream movies, but had it's own unique characters enough that it you weren't comparing it to the movies. 
The first two seasons were situated in Lakewood, where a string of murders took place. At the center of those murders was Emma Duval, a teenage girl who is somehow tied to the town's dark past. 
The third season follows the story of Deion Elliot, who is tormented by the events of his tragic past. Ghost face uses his darkest secrets against him and continues with a killing spree.
The character of Noah was my favourite in the first two seasons; he was the Randy of the original movies, and they adapted him to be a main character. I loved how he talked about their lives as a horror movie, which they were basically living. He honestly made the show for me, which is why I prefer the first two seasons over the third. There are some brilliant twists and turns, and some outrageous cliffhangers.
More of a young-adult TV show, aimed at teens & twenty-somethings.

2. American Horror Story
If you're a horror fan and you haven't seen American Horror Story, where have you been?!
Yet another Anthology series, they have a completely different concept every season, and most are pretty original concepts. Created by Ryan Murphy, the king of horror TV, I absolutely love this show.
The first three seasons have to be my favourites; Murder House, Asylum & Coven. They're pretty self-explanatory with the titles, Asylum being based in a mental hospital & Coven being witches. 
Each season has recurring actors also, which I LOVE; Sarah Paulson & Jessica Lang are firm favourites. 
Honestly one of my favourite TV shows EVER, I look forward to any announcement regarding new seasons!

1. The Haunting Of Hill House
Now, this is one of the most incredible horror TV shows I have watched, EVER. Loosely based on a novel by Shirley Jackson, t
he plot alternates between two timelines, following five siblings whose paranormal experiences at Hill House continue to haunt them in the present day, and flashbacks that depict events leading up to an eventful night in 1992 when the family fled from the mansion. 
The actors are brilliant, with so many clever twists in the plot and intricate details throughout the show that if you blink you could miss.
If you haven't already seen this one, and you love horror movies, PLEASE watch it! 

I also have to mention season 2, which airs on Friday (October 9th 2020); The Haunting of Bly Manor. It's taken the 2 years to release this one after the success of the first, and although a completely different storyline, I'm incredibly excited to watch. If it's anything like the first, I will be hooked!
What are your favourite horror TV shows?

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