7 horror TV shows to watch this Halloween

Stranger Things. Picture: Netflix

Stranger Things. Picture: Netflix

Here is a list of terrifying shows that you can watch in the build up to Halloween.

Stranger Things

A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, it’s set in 1983 Indiana where a young boy vanishes into thin air.

As friends, family and police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.


There is a world hidden within our own where angelic Shadowhunters protect humanity from unseen demons and where Clary Fray will discover that all the legends are true.

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The year is 1905. Thomas Richardson travels to a remote island to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a secret religious cult demanding a ransom for her safe return.

The cult will regret the day it baited this man, as he digs deeper into the secrets and lies on which the commune is built.

Haunting of Hill House

Part horror, part psychological drama, this unravels the mystery of a family’s past as they face the haunted home of their youth.

It’s designed to answer one question: what is a ghost?

Unlike “pop” horror, like American Horror Story, which relies on shock and gore, Haunting will embrace a serious, sophisticated aesthetic that will differentiate it from other horror material in the marketplace.

Rich, complex characterisations make it far more comparable to Lost and The Walking Dead.

Death Note

Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school pupil who comes across a supernatural notebook and realises it holds within it a great power.

If the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die.

Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.


Season two picks up with Emma’s return to Lakewood after several months at a retreat, where she tried to recover from the horrors of last season.

Everyone is walking on eggshells around her, questioning whether she has truly gotten over the killer’s crimes. Meanwhile, Audrey is hiding her connection to the killer, but is getting harassed by someone who knows the truth.

Brooke and Jake are also keeping secrets. They are hiding a budding romance from Mayor Maddox. And Noah is getting closer and closer to the truth about murders in season one.

Lakewood’s murderous past, both recent and distant, are once again brought into focus, with the killer’s psychotic mindgame intent on bringing Lakewood’s heroes down in a storm of betrayal and bloodshed.

Ghost Wars

A remote Alaskan town has been overrun by paranormal forces. Local outcast Roman Mercer (Jogia) must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he’s to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that’s threatening to destroy them all.

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