The glut of streaming TV shows includes a lot of guts—spilling on the floor. Here are PC Magazine’s picks for the scariest shows you should binge pre-Halloween, and after.
With hours to fill, and billions to spend, horror show are a no-brainer for video-streaming services. Buckets of blood don’t cost as much as CGI special effects, and the stars can be complete nobodies.
Still, major streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video have churned out special-effects-laden horror spectacles akin to Hollywood blockbusters. It’s always nice when the production value is as sky high as your internal anxiety when viewing these scary shows.
Because TV is so full of all-out horror, this list is limited to original shows from the streaming services. That means it doesn’t include landmark terror TV programs like American Horror Story, Bates Motel, The Walking Dead, Ash vs. Evil Dead, Supernatural, Scream, The Strain, and on and on. While they may be streaming, they all originated on networks or basic cable. We do include premium cable here because, well, they all have their own streaming services.
As Halloween approaches, pick a show and pull the covers up to your chin. It’s about to get spooky.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Love, Death & Robots (Netflix)
True Blood (HBO)
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
Castle Rock (Hulu)
Lore (Amazon Prime Video)
Room 104 (HBO)
The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
To really find the series that will tingle your spine, raise the hair on the back of your neck, or keep your dog close at hand, you should read the various descriptions of each show that’s on PC Mags web page, complete with pictures. There is one in particular that scares even me just by looking at the poster. OK, this genre is not for me , but as a public service to all you horror fans out there, I thought it only fair to present some gory entertainment options for you to watch at Halloween. Just don’t blame me for your subsequent nightmares. Enjoy !