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15 Spooky TV Shows to Binge Before Halloween

by Maia Muttoo Oct 7, 2019

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Spooky season is here!

If you like scary stories, there’s nothing better than curling up with some spine-chilling entertainment in the lead-up to Halloween.

In no particular order, here are 15 spooky shows to binge before Halloween.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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This 1990s classic follows the adventures of Buffy Summers, a young woman chosen by fate to hunt vampires and other supernatural creatures.

The Vampire Diaries

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Teenager Elena Gilbert navigates a love triangle with two vampire brothers while attempting to avoid the supernatural dangers of her town, Mystic Falls.

Black Mirror

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Black Mirror is comprised of stand-alone episodes that explore the dangers of technology. Through storylines that often take a disturbing turn, Black Mirror forces us to look at our reflections and confront the monsters within.

Being Human

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This comedy-drama follows three roommates, a ghost, a vampire and a werewolf, as they try to live a “normal” human life.

True Blood

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This dark drama based on Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries book series. The HBO series imagines what small-town life in Louisiana would be like if vampires were a very real part of society.

Penny Dreadful

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A mashup of Victorian horror tales, Penny Dreadful weaves together Dracula, Dorian Gray, Frankenstein and more into an ultra-dark story about a father who enlists a rag-tag group to find his missing daughter.

Sleepy Hollow

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FBI agent Abbie Mills and history professor Ichabod Crane join forces to defeat the evil that lurks in the town of Sleepy Hollow. The catch? Ichabod has been cast forward in time from the 1700s.

Scream

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Based on the 1990s cult classic, Scream follows the teenage residents of Lakewood as a mysterious serial killer terrorises them.

And Then There Were None

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This mini-series is based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name. 10 strangers are invited to an isolated house. As they start to be murdered one by one, the remaining guests have to figure out who the killer is before time runs out.  

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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Half-human, half-witch Sabrina Spellman fights supernatural evil in this recent tv adaptation of the 1990s show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Salem

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This supernatural horror show is loosely based on the 17th century Salem witch trials.

The Haunting of Hill House

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In this Netflix sensation that’s loosely based on Shirley Jackson’s novel, the Crane siblings return to their haunted childhood home to confront the horror of their fractured family.

American Horror Story

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This cult-favourite horror show is produced anthology-style, meaning it switches themes every season. From covens to freak shows, asylums and mysterious lost colonies, this show always delivers disturbing but engaging storylines.

The Walking Dead

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Based on Robert Kirkman’s comic series, this drama depicts the years following a zombie outbreak and the survivors’ struggle to stay alive.

Stranger Things

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This science fiction-meets-horror show is set in Hawkins, Indiana during the 1980s. A young boy’s disappearance coincides with the appearance of a young girl with psychokinetic abilities. A group of kids and young adults take it upon themselves to figure out the mystery of the dark forces surrounding Hawkins.  

If you’re up for a fright, give these creepy, supernatural shows a shot. Happy Halloween!

Sources: Thrillist, Ranker, and Buzzfeed.