Spooky Netflix Binges

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Ahhh... Netflix, the place where everyone goes to procrastinate, drown their sorrows, or

sometimes chill with your significant other (inserts winkie face here). The website/app where

movies and tv shows sit waiting to be binged upon in one sitting (aka a guilty pleasure). On this

list, we’re going to countdown the top tv shows every college student with every type of taste

should watch for this October inspired by a certain Celtic holiday (Halloween) and my personal

experiences.

 

 

#10) Good Witch

 

The “Good Witch” is one of those Hallmark originated movies that was so good Netflix bought it and turned it into a tv series for people who love the idea of Halloween

without the trick and just the treat. It’s may not be scary, but it is a family-friendly, feel-good show that revolves around a magical family that uses their powers for good

by dealing with other people’s problems. So basically, it’s about a strong female witch named Cassie Nightingale (played by Catherine Bell) and her family using their

abilities to keep the cozy town of Middleton from falling apart.

 

Netflix Synopsis:

“Raising her daughter in a small town, an enchanting widow with magical powers

provokes the interest and exasperation of a skeptical big-city doctor.”

 

 

#9) The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell

 

Uhhmm... where do I begin with this show? To be honest, when I began this series I only watched it as a joke and then it became so much more. “The Curious

Creations of Christine McConnell” had me laughing and anticipating the next short episode after the first 10 minutes because of how unique it was. At this point, the

only way I could accurately describe it would be that it’s like as if Martha Stewart and the Addams Family had a baby and it turned out to be a muppet on crack. I highly

suggest this show to mature audiences who love baking and arts crafts because this isn’t just your typical DIY mini-series. This show actually has an interesting and

hilarious plot line with a just as equally special cast to back it up.

 

Netflix Synopsis:

“Wickedly talented baker and artist Christine McConnell fills her home with haunting

confections, creepy crafts — and wildly inappropriate creatures.”

 

 

#8) Penny Dreadful

 

“Penny Dreadful” is every literature fanatic’s dream when it comes to television due to the mesh of characters created by infamous authors (Mary Shelley, Oscar Wilde,

and Bram Stocker). This series took the horror classics to make a dark version of “Into the Woods” that a modern audience would enjoy. If you think you knew the

classics think again because this series would make you question everything you read in high school literature class and perhaps rekindle the bookworm inside you to

reread the books with a new, monstrous perspective. I recommend you watch this show if your lit teacher is boring you to death with the classics and you need a little

something to snatch back your attention to the stories (or at least this hybrid version).

 

Netflix Synopsis:

“The classic tales of Dracula, Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and more are woven together in

this horror series set on the dark streets of Victorian London.”

 

 

#7) Scream: The TV Series

 

If you love mystery thrillers such as “Riverdale” and “Pretty Little Liars” then “Scream the TV Series” is the show for you. Not only does it have a fresh pool of

victims, but a plot that would have you engulfed in your theories about how the murderer really is. All I could tell you without spoiling anything (and I know this may be a

little cliche but it’s true) is that NOTHING is ever what it seems. You’ll just have to watch until the end to find out who the murderer is and why.

 

Netflix Synopsis:

“In this new TV series sequel to the classic horror franchise, a cyber bullying incident in

Lakewood leads to a murder with chilling echoes of the past.”

 

 

#6) Black Mirror

 

For those people who prefer that facts and nothing but the facts mixed with psychology “Black Mirror” is definitely the show for you. Not only does this make you

think about your life in a different way, but you begin to fear technology as well. This is the type of sci-fi show that is so intense you forget how much this could really

happen. This show uses the technology we hold dear and trust the most to taunt our fragile minds and rethink our current actions and relationships with our cell phone,

tablets, and of course, computers. You will never look at your toaster the same way again after binging this unconventional series.

 

Netflix Synopsis:

“This sci-fi anthology series explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s

greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.”

 

 

#5) American Horror Story

 

Yes, I put AHS on this list. How could I not? This show is iconic for modern day thrill-seeking viewers 365 days a year and well deserves the #5 spot on this list. Every

season is a new type of horror (e.g haunted house, aliens, coven, vampires, killer clowns, freak shows, cult, and etc.) This show literally has something for everyone

and sometimes insinuates modern world conflicts in a subtle way. FX has a way of creating storylines that chill audiences to the bone in the most beautiful way

possible. The only thing I could tell about when you watch this series is that I highly suggest you don’t do it in the dark.

 

Netflix Synopsis:

“This twisted Emmy-winning drama plays upon the power of supernatural fears and

everyday horrors, exploring humankind’s unsettling capacity for evil.”

 

 

#4) Stranger Things

 

Honestly, who doesn’t love a good government conspiracy these days? That is exactly what “Stranger Things” is. Terrified by the monster that plagues there town

abducting children, a powerful telekinetic girl does everything in her power to help her friends save their families from what the government is hiding from them. Not

only does this show depict how responsible children are these days, but also how they are to never be underestimated. Most of the time they know more than the

adults and this information could determine who lives and dies. This popular series is for those who love good mystery, comedy and thriller all jumbled into one.

 

Netflix Synopsis:

“When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret

experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.”

 

 

#3) Supernatural

 

Before going into depth as to why you should watch this show, I would just like to warn you that not only does it contain really hot siblings but also terrifying

monsters and distorted aspects of many religions. Literally, no one is safe when it comes to the Winchester boys. Hunting demons and things that go bump in the night

takes a toll on not just them, but the viewers as well. This show is basically every folklore, mythology, urban legends and cult in the world combined into one show full

of action, adventure, and the occasional romance from time to time. I honestly believe everyone should watch this series at least once in their lives. There’s a reason

why “Supernatural” currently has 14 seasons and is still ongoing today.

 

Netflix Synopsis:

“Siblings Sam and Dean crisscross the country, investigating paranormal activity and

picking fights with demons , ghosts, and monsters.”

 

 

#2) Haunting of Hill House

 

If you loved “Annabelle”, “Sinister” and “Mama”, this is the Netflix original for you. This show has been reported to be so scary that it has been known to cause its

viewers and some cast members to be traumatized after associating with it. In some cases, viewers have even passed out or vomited due to the fear this show caused.

“Haunting of Hill House” is 10 episodes of pure horror based on a Shirley Jackson novel that depicts the dark past of a grieving family still haunted by the events that

went down in a certain house. All still dealing with the trauma in different ways the family is forced to return to the place where it all started when tragedy strikes again.

It’s perfect for those who crave the supernatural and the mini-heart attacks that come with it.

 

Netflix Synopsis:

“Flashing between past and present, a fractured a family confronts haunting memories of

their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.”

 

 

#1) The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

 

Okay, I can’t be the only one counting down the days for this upcoming series premiering October 26th. Not only was I a proud fan of the original cartoon and ABC

Family series with Melissa Joan Hart, but I am currently in love with the idea of turning the comics into a sinister version about a girl torn between two words. Also, not

only does it have the actor/ musician Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle, but “Mad Men’s” Kiernan Shipka as the young Sabrina Spellman. I mean, can you imagine a more

experienced actress perfect for the role? No, I did not think so. Also, is anyone else curious to see how they’re going to portray the sarcastically amusing cat that was low

key everyone’s spirit animal, Salem Saberhagen? Considering all the sneak peaks and trailers erased thus far, I feel confident that Netflix will have us all eating out of

their hands by how hooked we will all be by “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”.

 

Netflix Synopsis:

“Magic and mischief collide a half-human, half-witch Sabrina navigates between two

worlds: mortal teen life and her family’s legacy, the Church of Night.”

 

Any of these shows will have you jumping out of your seat and wanting more. Make sure to grab some popcorn and get ready!