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Thirteen Thrillers To Watch on Friday the Thirteenth

Halloween only comes once a year so you need to be prepared to get the most out of it. With it just around the corner, it’s time to get in the spirit. Rampaging monsters? Zombie attacks? Chainsaw murders? Ghosts watching you sleep? That’s the stuff Octobers were made for. Get your popcorn and blankets ready because here are the top thirteen TV shows that will scare you out of your seat this season.

The Purge

Have you ever imagined committing a crime? Well in this show you could. The United States is ruled by a totalitarian government that sanctions a 12-hour period that legalizes all crimes, including vandalism, theft, arson, and murder. It takes fight or flight to the next level. 

Seasons: 2 

Episodes: 20

Where to watch: Hulu

The Last Of Us

After a global pandemic destroys civilization, two people are connected through the harshness of their new world. Trying to do what they can to survive, they are forced to endure brutal circumstances for example dealing with quick-moving, fungus-dangling infected people, and at times that doesn’t even seem like the worst thing that could happen.

Seasons: 1

Episodes: 9

Where to watch: HBO Max

 

 

Supernatural

Has somebody ever asked you why you’re afraid of the dark? Tell them to watch this series. It is focused on two brothers who travel around the country investigating supernatural crimes. They do heroic things, you know, like saving people and hunting things. 

Seasons: 15

Episodes: 327

Where to watch: HBO Max

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Imagine if you had to navigate between two worlds, teen life, and a magical family legacy. This is what Sabrina has to do. Her magical worlds have collided and on her sixteenth birthday will have to choose between them. Could you choose?

Seasons: 4 parts

Episodes: 36

Where to watch: Netflix

Haunting of Hill House

This haunting series will leave you scared to walk through the hallways of your house because you never know who is really in them. Flashing between past and present, a family starts to bring up memories from their old home and the horrifying events that drove them from it.

Seasons: 1

Episodes: 10

Where to watch: Netflix

The Walking Dead

How far would you go to survive a zombie apocalypse? This series follows a group of survivors during the zombie apocalypse and sometimes conflicts present such danger that some are willing to do anything to survive.

Seasons: 11

Episodes: 177

Where to watch: Netflix

Stranger Things

Between terrifying supernatural forces, secret experiments, and one strange little girl, this show is really full of strange things. Everyone loves this show, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I definitely recommend it.

Seasons: 4

Episodes: 34

Where to watch: Netflix

Castle Rock

Any show that is set in the Stephen King multiverse will get you in the mood for Halloween. Death-row attorney Henry Deaver confronts his dark past when an anonymous call lures him back to his hometown. As Henry prepares for his day in court; a coffin arrives in Castle Rock, but who is it? This psychological horror series is played out in a few square miles of Maine woodland, I mean who doesn’t love a spooky story deep in the middle of nowhere in the woods?

Seasons: 2

Episodes: 20

Where to watch: Hulu

Penny Dreadful

Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula lurk in the darkest corners of Victorian London, along with original characters in a complex, frightening new narrative.

Seasons: 3

Episodes: 27

Where to watch: Hulu

Yellowjackets

If you’re looking for a show full of horror, survival, and drama, this is for you. This is the story of a team of high school soccer players who crash deep into the remote northern wilderness and try to survive.

Seasons: 2 

Episodes: 19

Where to watch: Hulu

The Outsider

This drama series based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel is about the gruesome murder of an 11-year-old boy in the Georgia woods that leads a local detective into a disturbing search for the truth.

Seasons: 1

Episodes: 10

Where to watch: HBO Max

Marianne

This creepy series is based on some of the writer’s own real experiences. In the show, a successful French horror writer is forced to return to her hometown after the woman who haunted her dreams fifteen years ago begins to re-appear. The work she writes is apparently a work of fiction, but how much is fact?

Seasons: 1

Episodes: 8

Where to watch: Netflix

The Exorcist

This show doesn’t lean heavily on gore or jump scares to unsettle viewers, Instead, it’s the demonic possession of human victims, mostly children and teens, that terrifies. It really confronts the face of true evil.

Seasons: 2

Episodes: 20

Where to watch: Hulu

 

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Caroline Saunders, Entertainment editor
Caroline Saunders is a sophomore and this is her first year writing for the Talon. She loves to take pictures and writing about the latest sports stories. Whenever she is not taking pictures and writing stories you can find her playing softball and traveling.
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