Dear reader, it’s the trick-or-treating time! A time to embrace to turn on your witchy, evil side and embrace the darkness of the world. There are a lot of ways to do that. More often than not, people choose to play dress-up and attend their friends’ or neighbors’ Halloween parties. No matter how much fun and frolic that sounds, after a point (because let’s get realistic), it does get a lot tiring, isn’t it?
So for those people who want to stay home this Halloween but still celebrate it in their own, low-key manner, we’ve gathered a list of the five best supernatural shows you can watch to get some horror in your life.
5 Best supernatural shows to watch this Halloween
Let’s start Halloween with a bang! And what’s more banging than our very own Sir Lucifer? This preternatural drama follows the life of the titular character; a role reprised by Tom Ellis, who presents himself in a very modern, human sartorial style. Relocated from Hell to LA, Lucifer occasionally helps the police, with his potential love interest, Detective Chloe Decker, returning to the show.
According to IMDb, the official synopsis of Lucifer reads:
“Lucifer Morningstar, bored from his sulking life in hell, comes to live in Los Angeles. While there, he helps humanity with its miseries through his experience and telepathic abilities to bring people’s deepest desires and thoughts out of them.”
2. The Haunting of the Hill House
Inspired by Shirley Jackson’s classic horror novel, The Haunting of the Hill House attempts to recount the story of the siblings who grew up in a haunted house with a modern touch. A riveting concoction of psychological and supernatural plotlines, this Mike Flanagan-directed show serves to be one of the best jump-scare shows, responsible for creating its own cliques and clans.
The official synopsis of The Haunting of the Hill House (courtesy of IMDb) reads:
“Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.”
No one wants to intentionally ruin their childhoods, especially when your childhood reminds you of the bright, fantastical fairy tails that made you think that life was so much easier and brighter until entered reality. But if you have made your truce with reality and can digest the matter, then watching Grimm might be one way to offer an olive branch to reality or vice-versa!
Grimm is not the conventional fairytale drama we used to see. The conventional one was pretty watered down and was soft-core, made only for kids. This one contains gory and disturbing details, presenting psychologically disturbed villains on screen who have no limits on violence and gore. To stop them, we have the homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) in Portland, Oregon, who is a descendant of a group of hunters touted to eliminate the mythological creatures known as Wesen.
The official synopsis (IMDb) of Grimm reads:
“Set in present-day Portland, Oregon, the series puts a new twist on the stories of the Brothers Grimm in which a homicide detective learns that he is a descendent of a group of hunters known as “Grimms”, who fight to keep humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world. Upon learning of his destiny and that he is the last of his kind, he has to protect every living soul from the sinister storybook characters that have infiltrated the real world.”
Warning: Watch it with someone.
You have been warned!
4. Stranger Things
Now, who isn’t aware of this preternatural gothic fictional beauty? Inspired by sci-fi horror films of the 1980s, Stranger Things was created by Duffer Brothers. Set in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, the horror series draws the attention of the viewers to the inexplicable events that happen out of the blue. The cast of Stranger Things includes David Harbour as Chief Hopper, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, and others.
The official synopsis of Stranger Things, according to IMDb, reads:
“When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.”
5. Black Spot
If you’re a sucker for mythology, then Black Spot is the right fit for you. Also known as Zone Blanche in France, the thriller series zones into a cellular dead zone in the center of the desolate small town. A potent amalgamation of mythological elements, crime, and horror Black Spot begins with the investigation of the prosecutor in a small town with a high murder rate. The prosecutor eventually finds out that the dark forest fencing the entire town abounds a plethora of dark secrets. The slow discovery of the truth is chilling to the bone.
The official synopsis of Black Spot (courtesy of IMDb) reads:
“A police chief and an eccentric new prosecutor investigate a string of grisly crimes and eerie phenomena in an isolated town at the edge of a forest.”