10 Best Horror TV Shows To Get You In The Halloween Spirit (Ranked By IMDb)
Halloween season is the perfect time to binge on a spooky TV series. Using IMDb ratings, we’ve picked out the best ones to check out.
Halloween celebrations seem to start earlier and earlier every year. There is something frightening yet magical about this spook-filled time of year that is fun for all ages. After the costume parties and trick-or-treating, a timeless Halloween tradition is to cozy up in a dark room with a scary movie, and streaming services have horror fans covered!
What’s better than a scary movie? A spooky television show with hours and hours of monsters, ghosts, and jump scares! Though it hasn’t always been the most successful genre, there seem to be more and more highly rated horror television shows cropping up every year, especially around Halloween.
10 Scream: The TV Series – 7.2
Based on the horror franchise known for the Ghostface killer and the parody films Scary Movie, Scream: The TV Series explores more creepy adventures of teenagers being hunted by a small town killer.
Though the first two seasons were connected and shared the same characters, starting in season three, the show is in an anthology format with every season being a different horror-themed storyline.
9 Castle Rock – 7.6
Stephen King is one of the most famous contributors to the genre of horror through his numerous novels, and many have been adapted to movies and television shows over the years. Castle Rock is based on his various works and is a perfect watch for any Stephen King fan.
Set in Castle Rock, Maine, the series is full of Easter eggs including references to Shawshank Redemption, Pet Sematary, and The Shining.
8 Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina – 7.6
Sabrina Spellman approaches her 16th birthday – the day that all witches must sign their name in the dark book and pledge themselves to Satan. Is she ready to give up the human world and all of her friends for the world of magic and witches?
A dark reboot of the ’90s sitcom Sabrina: The Teenage Witch and based on Archie comics, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina is perfect for a Halloween-time binge!
7 The Terror – 8.0
AMC’s The Terror brings elements of the supernatural into real life mysteries straight out of the history books. Also an anthology-style series, the first seasons tells the story of a fated crew on a naval expedition to the Northwest passage in the mid 1800s.
The second season delves into the dark world of Japanese internment during World War II, mysterious Japanese-American deaths, and a cruel entity.
6 American Horror Story – 8.0
FX’s American Horror Story is not for the faint of heart. This horror anthology has relied on shock and pushing the envelope with violence and horrifying topics to scare its audience since its 2011 premiere.
Whether fans prefer murderous ghosts, mental asylums, witches, or killers, American Horror Story has it all. The series is currently preparing to go into production for its 10th season, but the theme is still a mystery.
5 The Walking Dead -8.2
AMC’s The Walking Dead revolves around the lives of survivors in the horrifying world of the zombie apocalypse run by the cannibalistic undead. The series boasts a broad ensemble cast including fan favorites Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Andrew Lincoln.
No one is safe in this gore-filled new world where sometimes the Walkers aren’t the worst part of this dangerous wasteland – it’s the people in it too.
4 Ash Vs. Evil Dead – 8.4
Bruce Campbell returns as Ash Williams in this 30-minute horror comedy based on the Evil Dead franchise. 30 years after the events of the first film, Ash is alone, immature, and irresponsible, until he’s forced to pick up his chainsaw one more time to fight the Deadites.
Originally aired on Starz, Ash Vs. Evil Dead has the perfect blend of comedy and monsters and is a great watch for fans of ’80s horror movies.
3 Supernatural – 8.4
A spooky staple since 2005, Supernatural stars heartthrobs Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester – brothers and monster hunters extraordinaire.
The Winchesters put their lives at risk to keep the world safe from monsters, demons, and other things that most people believe are just myths. The series is finally coming to a climactic end with its 15th and final season.
2 The Haunting Of Hill House – 8.7
Inspired by a novel by the same name, The Haunting Of Hill House explores the Crain family and their struggle to process the ghostly events that happened at a mysterious home from their childhood.
Praised for its writing, acting, and cinematography, the show did extremely well with critics and audiences. Its second season is titled The Haunting Of Bly Manor and will be unrelated to Hill House. It is set to premiere on October 9th.
1 Stranger Things – 8.8
A fun blend of horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and mystery, Stranger Things is a brilliant throwback to ’80s adventure-comedies like The Goonies and is inspired by the works of Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, and John Carpenter.
When 12-year-old Will Byers goes missing in a small town, his friends go on a journey to get him back that reveals a dangerous world of monsters, corrupt government agencies, and human experiments.