8 scary TV shows to watch this Halloween

This time last year, everyone was gearing up for their second visit to Hawkins as Stranger Things was set to land on Netflix in time for a Halloween binge.

However, season 3 has been delayed until 2019 and that could leave a bit of a hole in your Halloween plans – if those plans including scaring yourself silly with a binge-watch that is, rather than locking the door and keeping the horror of trick-or-treaters outside.

Never fear though, we’re here to tell you that there’s plenty of other scary shows you could watch this October 31 instead, including a mix of new and old.

1. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Available on: Netflix

We’ve yet to see actual footage of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but we’re hopeful that it’ll be the perfect Halloween treat once it’s released on October 26. The casting is perfect (Kiernan Shipka! Lucy Davis! Michelle Gomez! Richard Coyle!) and we’re firmly on board for a darker version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as much as we love that show). Bring it on.

2. American Horror Story

Available on: Netflix (seasons 1-7), NOW TV (season 8)

It’s finally here. The long-awaited Murder House and Coven crossover will happen in American Horror Story: Apocalypse, which premieres on September 12 in the US and September 27 in the UK. So pile up the first few episodes and get reunited with the Coven witches and that pesky Antichrist over Halloween.

3. The Haunting of Hill House

Available on: Netflix

Another Netflix Original we’re excited about that arrives on October 12 for Halloween is The Haunting of Hill House. Based on the 1950s thriller novel, the show follows a group of people – played by the likes of Carla Gugino and Game of Thrones‘ Michiel Huisman – as they stay at a haunted mansion. It’s created by Mike Flanagan who has serious horror credentials with the likes of Hush and Gerald’s Game.

4. Channel Zero

Available on: Shudder (season 1 only)

If that above image doesn’t persuade you that Channel Zero is one of the scariest shows around, then you can find further praise for the horror anthology show in our best TV shows of 2017 round-up. To put it simply, it’s truly unsettling, creepy viewing and at only six episodes per season, you can watch the entirety of season 1 (Candle Cove) in one go – if you’re brave enough.

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