To keep up with the spirit of Halloween, this is the time of the year where the ghosts and scares are let loose for us to have a good scare. From scary carnivals to scary themed stories, there are many ways to get a good scare out of you!
While there are many ways to enjoy the scare, we believe that it is best enjoyed on the screen. Here are 5 horror-themed series and films that will give a good scare out of you!
1. Doctor Sleep
In another Stephen King (the King of horror) adaptation, Danny Torrance returns to the Overlook Hotel scarred with psychological trauma and alcoholism. While there, he meets a young girl who shares psychic powers as him who is being hunted by a cult known as The True Knot. To maintain their immortality, they prey on children and to hunts Danny.
What many did not know is that this film is the sequel to 1980s The Shining, directed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick. The film is widely regarded as one of the scariest horror films of all time. Doctor Sleep will be directed by Mike Flanagan (creator of Haunting of Hill House) and stars Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, and Alexandra Essoe. It’s highly recommended to watch The Shining before seeing Doctor Sleep.
Doctor Sleep will hit cinemas on 8 November.
2. In The Tall Grass
A simple, absurdist but terrifying premise. With Stephen King, you can turn something innocent looking to an absolute nightmare.
When a brother and sister heard a cry for help in tall grass, they were drawn into the cry. Soon enough, they got trapped. More and more people were drawn into the tall grass and got trapped. As they struggle to get out, evil lurks in the grass.
This Netflix film will give a claustrophobic vibe based on the trailer. It premieres on 4 October on Netflix. See the trailer below!
3. Living With Yourself
In this blend of dark comedy and horror, Miles Elliot (Paul Rudd) goes to a spa treatment believing that it will rejuvenate his life. He awakens feeling refreshed and goes home. At night, he and his wife are awakened by noises and decides to investigate the noise. It was a break-in, but it was his clone who was breaking into his home. The reveal in the trailer is that the clone said:
“I woke up in a grave and walked for six hours”
What did the spa treatment do? What we know for sure is there’s only one life.
Could anything be more meta than this?
In this French horror series a horror writer, Emma is a popular horror book writer. When she decides to stop writing, she encounters an angry fan who vehemently protests her decision to end the horror. She decides to go back to her hometown when she realizes that the horror who plagues her dreams and works is now wreaking havoc in her real life. It’s where life imitates arts.
The series has been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike with some branding it as the scariest series on Netflix. Stephen King, the acclaimed of horror, has lauded Marianne. Because of the acclaimed by audience and critics, Netflix is considering for another season.
If you’re one of those sickos–like me–who enjoys being scared, MARIANNE (Netflix) will do the job. There are glints of humor that give it a STRANGER THINGS vibe. It also has (I say it with all due modesty) a Stephen King vibe.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 26, 2019
— Jeremy Dolce ✨ (@JEREMYDOLCE) September 24, 2019
— Nathan Kelty (@NathanMKelty) October 3, 2019
5. The Rain
You won’t see the rain innocently after watching this.
A rain falls, but this rain is unlike any other rain. This rain is an apocalyptic that kills you by just one drop of rain. A family with the help of their father escapes to an underground shelter. Their father runs away, and their mother got killed, leaving two siblings alone for years in the shelter never going out.
After years inside the bunker, they finally got out and encountered a group of survivors. Together they encounter danger while searching for signs of life.
The series has been on for two seasons, with the third and final season being filmed. It’s available on Netflix.