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10 Best Horror TV Shows Worth The Chills

The end of Halloween doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to indulge in tasteful horror content. Although horror is a bigger genre in movies, the number of horror TV shows has increased in recent years. More and more TV stations are becoming more open and accepting stories that contain darker undertones, as our tolerance for stories of this nature has increased over the years.


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Since the recent Cabinet of curiosities by Guillermo del Toro and we are all dead to older horror shows such as Hannibal and twin peaksthere is a wide selection of horror tv shows that will definitely send chills down your spine.

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‘Cabinet of Curiosities by Guillermo del Toro’ (2022-)

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Guillermo del ToroHer work has always been characterized and inspired by her deep love of fairy tales and horror. Throughout his distinguished career as a filmmaker, his unique style manifests itself through numerous award-winning films, such as Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinthand The shape of water.

His most recent work is a horror anthology television series titled Cabinet of curiosities by Guillermo del Toro. The series contains eight episodes, which feature eight distinct horror tales with a modern twist. With Cabinet of curiosities by Guillermo del Toro having been released just before Halloween, viewers can now watch the full series on Netflix and fulfill their wish to be terrified to the bone.

“Hannibal” (2013-2015)

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The NBC psychological horror thriller television series was first released in 2013. The story follows Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a psychology professor who is also secretly a serial killer and cannibal, and Will Graham (Hugues Dancy), a criminal profiler who specializes in tracking down serial killers. FBI Behavioral Science Chief Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), recruits Graham to help with an ongoing investigation of a serial killer in Minnesota.

Lecter, who is intrigued by Graham’s ability to sympathize with serial killers and murderers, takes the opportunity to push Graham’s fragile mentality where he hopes he can turn him into a psychopathic killer. Lecter and Graham’s unlikely relationship quickly turns into a series of dark and disturbing events.

“We’re All Dead” (2022-)

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we are all dead is a South Korean zombie apocalypse horror series that was released by Netflix in January 2022. When a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks out in a South Korean high school, the safety of teachers and students is threatened. With no food, no water, and no communication with the government, they have to do whatever they can to survive. Everyone is at high risk of being among the infected zombies.

With an approval rating of 7.5/10 on IMDb and 87% on Rotten Tomatoesthe series received positive and favorable opinions from audiences and critics.

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‘Chucky’ (2021-)

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The success of the Child’s play The franchise has made Chucky one of the most notorious and recognizable horror icons, and the character is often referenced in popular culture. In 2021, the creator of the franchise, Don Mancinireleased the character-titled horror television series around the character of Chucky.

The series follows a 14-year-old Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur), who spots the Chucky doll at a garage sale and decides to buy it to use as part of his art project for the Halloween season. Jake soon discovers that the supposed lifeless doll is possessed by the soul of Hackensack serial killer Charles Lee Ray, otherwise known as Chucky. chucky has been renewed for a second season, and the sixth and seventh episodes have just aired.

“American Horror Story” (2011-)

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ryan murphywith who Brad Falchuk co-created american horror storystarted working in shows such as Joy and Pinch/Tuck. For eleven seasons, american horror story served its audience with pure horror and thrill satisfactioneach season filled with a different story and cast.

Throughout his journey, american horror story played the likes of Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Paris-Jackson, Matt Bomer, Lady Gaga, and many other prominent names in the theater industry. In January 2020, the FX Network confirmed the renewal of american horror story thirteen seasons. The seventh and eighth episodes of the eleventh season of American Horror Story: NYC just posted for viewing.

“The Haunting of Hill House” (2018)

The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House follows two different timelines that go back and forth between past and present. In the summer of 1992, Hugh (Timothy Hutton) and Olivia Crain (Carla Gugino), as well as their five children, Steven (Michael Huisman), Shirley (Elizabeth Reaser and Lulu Wilson), Theo (Kate Siegel and Mckenna Grace), Luke (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), and Nell (Victoria Pedretti), move into a mansion called Hill House to renovate it and sell it to build his own house.

After arriving home, the Crains begin to experience strange and paranormal phenomena, which unfortunately results in the tragic death of wife and mother, Olivia. In the present day, the remaining members of the Crain family reunite after yet another tragedy, and this time they must come to terms with how the events at Hill House have affected them in the present day.

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“Midnight Mass” (2021)

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Midnight Mass is a supernatural horror series that revolves around the mysterious and isolated town of Crockett Island. Riley Flynn (Zach Gilford) returns to Crockett Island after serving four years in prison for killing a woman in a drunk driving accident. Back in his hometown, Riley meets a mysterious but charismatic young priest, Father Paul Hill (Hamish Linklater), who has just arrived on the island to temporarily replace the town’s current priest, Monsignor Pruitt.

Upon the priest’s arrival, the town begins to experience strange occurrences, such as finding hundreds of dead cats on the beach one morning and witnessing the sights of an unseen entity that haunts the town. Despite these tragedies, however, the priest also performed miracles, such as returning Leeza to a wheelchair (Annarah Cymone) walk again and resurrect after death.

‘Twin Peaks’ (1990-1991)

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David Lynch is known for creating and directing many popular and surreal films such as The Elephant Man, blue velvetand Mulholland Drive, but especially for the mystery drama series, twin peaks. What drew a lot of people to the show was Lynch and Frost’s ability to turn a joint murder case into a surreal world of dream states where a lot of things just don’t make sense, but in the best way. possible.

The premise of the series follows the murder of homecoming queen in high school, Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), whose body was found on the bank of a river outside the town of Twin Peaks. As the small town of Twin Peaks is shocked by the situation and needs outside help with the murder investigation, FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle McLachlan) is called in town. The arrows point to something much bigger than he or any other townsman can even imagine.

‘Channel Zero’ (2016-2018)

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String zero is a horror anthology series whose storylines for each series are based on popular Creepypastas – tales and horror stories that are shared on the Internet. The plot of the first series, Candle Cove, revolves around a child psychologist who returns to his hometown to try to find the missing links between the disappearance of his brother and a strange children’s television series airing around the same time. The second series, endless housefollows a group of friends whose visit to a horror amusement house turns into something far more sinister than they could ever imagine.

The third series, butcher blockfollows a woman and her schizophrenic sister who move to a town that experiences a series of mysterious disappearances, while the fourth series, The door of dreams, follows newlyweds Jillian and Tom, whose discovery of a secret door in their basement begins to threaten their lives. For those who were (and still are) avid readers of Creepypasta stories as a teenager, String zero had made these stories a haunting reality.

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“Black Mirror” (2011-2019)

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The groundbreaking British anthology series, black mirrorfirst aired on UK network Channel 4 before moving to Netflix in 2016. Most episodes take place in dystopian futures where the existence of technologies is the product of exaggerated features of modern culture. For example, “All your story” allows its characters to look back on every second of their memories and physically block people in real life.

Bandersnatch, takes a different approach by being an interactive film where viewers decide the fate of the main protagonist and consequentially the ending of the film. black mirror is known not only for its technology-filled dystopian worlds, but also for exploring widespread themes such as data privacy, virtual reality, individualism and consumerism.

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