We’ve been through creepy stories to keep you up at night, and the best horror games that will put you in the protagonist’s shoes, but what if you just want to sit back, turn the TV on and ‘relax’ with some creepy stories? Here are our top six scary shows to watch.
American Horror Story: Murder House
While much can be said about American Horror Story‘s recent seasons, there’s no denying that the series that started it all is still a masterpiece of television horror. As a disclaimer I’m an unabashed fan of haunted house settings in all kinds of horror, but there’s something about Murder House that really hit the nail on the head with pacing and tension, secrets and reveals and the perfect mix of mundane and supernatural for a 12 episode show.
American Horror Story Season 1 can be streamed on Netflix or Foxtel Now.
I mentioned this series in my creepypasta list, but it’s worth its own shoutout as a standalone TV series. With each season based on a different creepypasta, Channel Zero dips into the horrors of the internet without shoving it in your face. It’s slow burn, creeping horror, building perfectly over the course of a season’s worth of TV. Unlike AHS, Channel Zero has only strengthened as it moves into new seasons, exploring fresh new concepts rather than relying on old favourites.
Channel Zero can’t be streamed in Australia, but it can be bought from iTunes, Microsoft or the PlayStation Store.
Dark can be streamed on Netflix.
Scream QueensScream Queens
Scream Queens is available to buy on Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft and PlayStation stores.
Both seasons of Slasher can be streamed on Netflix.
The ExorcistThe Exorcist
The Exorcist is available to buy on Google Play or the Microsoft Store.