Halloween TV

Saturday, October 31, 2015

I have been watching some halloween appropriate tv shows lately, and I thought I would share some of them with you. I have become a huge fan of Netflix, and you can find most of these shows on there. 

First up is the Scream tv show. I have always really liked the movies (at least the original trilogy), and I was so excited when the tv series was announced. The show takes place in the small town of Lakewood where Emma, a popular high school student, lives with her single mother. In classic slasher-movie style, a masked person becomes obsessed with her, and starts killing her friends one by one. The show sounds really bad, and it probably is, but if you loved the first three movies and found the fourth one even slightly amusing, you might like this too. The show has absolutely nothing to do with the movies, but the idea about the killer following the rules of slasher movies is the same, and they still make fun of the genre. Although it is nowhere near as good as the originals, I think they actually managed to adapt the whole concept to tv quite well (which may be due to the original creator Wes Craven’s role as an executive producer), and it almost felt a bit nostalgic. 

Next up is The Walking Dead. As the title suggests, this show is of course about zombies. We follow the main character Rick who, after having been shot while working as a sherif, wakes up from a koma at the hospital, only to find the whole place destroyed. As he escapes, he finds that a zombie apocalypse has broken out and he sets off to find his wife and son. They are reunited pretty quickly, and along with a group of other survivors they try to stay alive. I won’t tell you much else about the plot, because A LOT of things happen, and to be honest, I can’t even remember half of it. I just finished the third season, and although it’s hard to keep track of all the characters and everything that happens, I have really liked it so far. This one isn’t really that scary, but it can get kind of graphic with all the zombie killings. Unfortunately the Danish Netflix only have the three first seasons, but the rest of the seasons should be available at HBO. 

Another great show for halloween is American Horror Story. The show is currently on it’s fifth season, and the plot for every season is separate from the others (although the last season suggested that there might be some link between them?), but they reuse most of the actors. The first season - Murder House - takes place in the present, and is about a family who moves into a haunted house, the second season - Asylum - takes place at a mental institution in the 60’s, the third season - Coven - takes place in the present and follows a witch coven, the fourth season - Freak Show - is about a circus in the 50’s. I haven’t watched the fifth season yet, but it is called Hotel so, going out on a limb here, I’m guessing it takes place at a hotel. This show can get a bit gross at times, but mostly it isn’t that scary (apart from the intros, which are always ridiculously creepy!). 

Last but not least is probably my favourite: Supernatural. This show is about two brothers; Sam and Dean Winchester, who hunt supernatural things (vampires, demons, ghosts, clowns - you name it). The 11th (!) season has just started airing in america, and although I haven't watched any of the new episodes yet, I’m really excited about it. This show is both scary (at least the first couple seasons) and funny, and the guys doesn’t look too bad either (Dean is my future husband). I have to put in a small warning here; If you haven’t got a lot of time on your hands at the moment you shouldn't start this series - every season ends with a huge cliffhanger, and you will become obsessed with finding out what happens next. 

Have you got any spooky suggestions for tv shows to watch during halloween? 

xx - Lene

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