This is Halloween: TV Shows To Get You Hyped

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Christmas? Eh. Easter? Over it. Bonfire night? My nose goes numb.
After my birthday, Halloween easily wins the award for my favourite day of the year and, like many over-excited and obsessed young adults every year, that one day has turned into an entire month of spooktacular festivities. So here are the television shows that will be dominating mine (and hopefully your) screens for the next few weeks.

Stranger Things
Over the past 18 months, Stranger Things has become a phenomenon - Eleven dominated last year's Halloween costumes, it has made propelled the younger group of stars to international heights and a t-shirt with a poster of the show on the front even made it to Fashion Week. With the show returning to Netflix just in time for Halloween week, I definitely think now is the time to revisit the lives of Eleven and the gang before they arrive back on our screens.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy is iconic and for a very good reason, the show spanned seven seasons, god know's how many comic books and a major cult following that remains loyal to this day. The show is incredibly fun and a great alternative to some of the gorier shows on this list, making it perfect to binge on cold October evenings with the lights off.

American Horror Story
Seven seasons later and it still boggles my mind that this show came from the mind of the creators of Glee - American Horror Story mixes the perfect blend of stellar acting from some of Hollywood's greats (Kathy Bates, anyone?) with terrifying subject matter. And, although the show has certainly lost its edge in the last few years, that doesn't make it any less extraordinary.

Hemlock Grove
With one of the lead actor's names being on the lips of everyone this Autumn, I only felt it right to mention the weird little Netflix series that tried to suck all of the blood from my heart. Hemlock Grove is gory, fucked-up, confusing and absolutely perfect for the cold nights of October - be sure to watch this one with the lights on.

Scream (The TV Series)
The 90's classic has gotten a bit of a makeover in the form of this television series, but that doesn't mean that it has lost any of its charm. The most meta on this list, Scream is definitely also the funniest, but don't let that fool you; it doesn't mean that it - and the iconic villain that it features - is any less horrifying. 

Bates Motel
With the show being based on the iconic horror icon Norman Bates, it is a guaranteed win for any terrifying television marathon and, because it focuses on the character's life as a teenager, the horrors of the tale have only become more shocking. Put it this way - if you're looking for gore, you've found it.

Penny Dreadful
Whats more perfect for a Halloween binge-watch than a gothic Victorian tale that brings together some of horror's most iconic characters? Penny Dreadful weaves together the classic stories of Frankenstein, Dorian Grey, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and the Wolfman to create reworking of characters that are human despite their depravity, and a series that is deliciously dark.

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