If you’re looking for something scary to watch on TV, look no further than these five fright-fests, guaranteed to tingle your spine and make you want to leave a light on!
Premiering seven years ago in 2011, each season comprises a self-contained miniseries, within this anthology horror series. It has been lauded by critics, and several actors and actresses have been awarded with Emmy awards, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards. It’s the perfect show for binge watching for those who need to get their fright on.
This show, which premiered on AMC in 2010, is largely responsible for reigniting the zombie craze to epic proportions and all of those zombie apocalypse stickers you see on vehicles. Still going strong eight years later and in its ninth season, the staying power of the show lies in its strong characterizations that focus on the people in their struggle for survival (although there is plenty of zombie killing too!). Trust us when we say, the show becomes addictive – especially the first three seasons.
Few shows have broken out with a bigger bang than when Stranger Things premiered on Netflix in 2016. The show has received 31 Emmy nominations, four Golden Globe awards and won the screen actors Guild award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. This science-fiction horror series is set in the 1980s, and certainly pays homage to the works of horror/sci-fi writers and directors of that era, including Stephen King, Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter. Fans are eagerly awaiting its third season, and a novel is soon to be released to keep fans satiated until new episodes premier. Halloween Horror nights at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida has even re-created the Beyer family’s living room as an attraction in its haunted house.
Premiering on ABC in 2017, the premise of this horror, science-fiction thriller is centered around refugees who are fleeing a war by seeking asylum in an American town, after washing up on the beach. It’s a bit like a sci-fi version of ABC’s “Lost.” But here is the delicious twist – they claim to be from 180 years in the United States’ future. Even better – at least one of the refugees has supernatural, superhuman powers, which makes her a threat. The series stars Steve Zahn, Sandrine Holt, Natalie Martinez, Rich Gomez, and Jay Karnes. Unfortunately, ABC canceled the show after one season, much to the dismay of fans who rated it highly online (despite what Nielsen ratings may show). If you haven’t seen this series yet – it’s a must for sci-fi and sci-fi horror fans!
Making its debut on the Starz network in 2015, it’s based upon the hugely popular trilogy of Evil Dead films created by writer-director Sam Raimi. This horror-comedy television series brings back actor Bruce Campbell, who reprises his role as Ash Williams. This series service as a sequel to the original Evil Dead trilogy, set 30 years later. Ash is forced to once again take up arms to face the Evil Dead in a quest to save humanity. The series also stars Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Lucy Lawless. Unfortunately, the series has been canceled after three seasons, but it’s definitely one to seek out on reruns, streaming or DVD