TV shows to watch throughout the Halloween season

By Kathleen Christiansen, Orlando Sentinel on

Published in Entertainment News

Do you want to get in the Halloween spirit? Many TV shows for all ages tell stories of vampires, ghosts, witches, zombies and more, offering the perfect outlet to dive into a visual spookfest. So turn off the lights, curl up under a blanket, grab some popcorn (or perhaps a pumpkin-spiced treat) and check out these TV series suggestions for your supernatural viewing pleasure.


'American Horror Story'

Each season of this horror anthology is contained within itself, and you'll notice familiar faces as actors take on new roles. However, as the series progresses, astute fans can piece together how all the stories are intertwined. The best seasons to check out are "Murder House" (season one) about a family who unknowingly moves into a house haunted by ghosts of former residents and their victims; "Coven" (season three) about a group of witches; and "1984 (season nine)," which parodies summer-camp slasher films. Other seasons take place in an asylum, at a circus and inside a hotel inhabited by vampires and ghosts. Fair warning: It's spooky and supernatural, but it can be gory at times.

Watch nine seasons on Hulu.



'Bates Motel'

This psychological horror drama is a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." It depicts the life of Norman Bates and his mother prior to the events of the 1960 film.

Watch five seasons on Netflix.



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