Halloween is being celebrated across the world today. While many go to costume parties on this day, some might wish to stay back at home and binge through some horror TV shows. Here’s a list of recent TV shows to watch this spooky season –
1) Midnight Club
The Midnight Club is a frightening new horror anthology series from acclaimed horror anthology creator Mike Flanagan (Midnight Mass), in which he reteams with writer Leah Fong (The Haunting of Bly Manor). The Midnight Club is set in Brightcliffe Hospice and follows eight terminally ill youths who spend their nights telling ghost stories. It is inspired by author Christopher Pike’s scary works, especially his 1994 book of the same name. The Midnight Club is set to become a beloved classic for the Are You Afraid of the Dark and Goosebumps generation, thanks to a tremendously engaging cast of up-and-coming young actors such as Iman Benson and Aya Furukawa (The Baby-Sitters Club).
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2) Werewolf by Night
Werewolf by Night is a chic homage to legendary Universal monster films from the 1930s and 1940s. However, while Universal has struggled to bring its old horrors back to the big screen, Werewolf by Night by the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a mesmerising celebration of everything those classic movies were all about.
The visual effects are frequently purposely janky, including retro-style smoke and mirrors, and the film is shot entirely in black and white. The distinct cigarette burns add to the authenticity. It’s not your typical Marvel movie, and that’s a good thing.
3) Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Anything with Guillermo del Toro’s name on it is bound to pique people’s interest. The Oscar-winning Mexican director of Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water has a new horror anthology that has launched on Netflix.
Guillermo del Toro‘s Cabinet of Curiosities is a collection of Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s carefully handpicked stories, characterised as both equally smart and frightening.
The first season consists of eight one-hour stand-alone episodes. They are based on short stories, and the first two episodes are now accessible to watch online. The remaining six episodes in the anthology will be released two at a time, with all of them available by Friday, just in time for Halloween.
4) Unsolved Mysteries volume 3 season 16
The original show, which debuted in 1987, ran for 15 seasons and was enormously popular. It acquired a household name on primetime television by re-enacting and interviewing the events of many mysteries. Never one to pass up an opportunity to reimagine a classic, Netflix released its own reworking in 2020, employing many of the same visual markers as the original. What was the end result? A compelling series that is well worth seeing.
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5) Monster: Jeffrey Dahmer story
This Netflix series follows the brutal deaths of young homosexual men committed by one of America’s most feared serial murderers, who was never apprehended despite many reports.
This is one of the most gripping shows and films based on Dahmer‘s criminal escapades. Because it goes not just into the mind of its perpetrator, but also into the lives of his victims, who are more than simply numbers. They are genuine people with families that love and miss them when they go missing. Its extensive segments are executed with the victims’ and their families’ boiling emotions, coupled with Dahmer’s personal struggle with his dysfunctional parents, and, of course, the thrill of an edge-of-your-seat crime dossier full of shocks and surprises.