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15 spooky shows to watch on Netflix this Halloween

15 spooky shows to watch on Netflix this Halloween
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Do you love Halloween as much as I do? Stores are jam-packed with candy in every aisle, pumpkins stacked at roadside stands, Pumpkin Spice lattes are at Starbucks, all while the Internet explodes with creative and impressive ideas for costumes.

Even better, there's an explosion of scary shows not just on TV, but on Netflix too.

If you want to give yourself an adrenaline rush, check out my list of 15 spooky TV shows available for streaming on Netflix. After all, what's the point of celebrating Halloween if you don't scare yourself a bit?

I've included some classics, like "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," as well as some newer titles, like "American Horror Story," that are sure to give you the creeps.

Note that not all titles are family-friendly and some may contain disturbing images. Watch at your own risk!

Not a fan of blood and guts? Stay tuned. I'll be bringing you lists like this until Halloween, including titles that are safe to watch with the kids, documentaries and, of course, my most favorite scary movies.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Starring: Alfred Hitchcock

Seasons on Netflix: 3

Synopsis: "Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock brings his droll sensibility to the small screen in this legendary and iconic anthology series."

Click here to start watching Alfred Hitchcock Presents now. 

 

American Horror Story

Starring: Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson

Seasons on Netflix: 2

Synopsis: "Exploring humankind's unsettling capacity for evil, this darkly twisted drama plays upon the power of supernatural fears and everyday horrors."

Click here to watch American Horror Story now. 

 

Bates Motel

Starring: Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, Anthony Cipriano

Seasons on Netflix: 1

Synopsis: "Everyone knows what happened in 'Psycho,' but this chilling series takes viewers inside Norman Bates' world before Marion Crane checked in."

Click here to watch episodes of Bates Motel now. 

 

Being Human (U.S. version)

Starring: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Kristen Hager, Gianpaolo Venuta

Seasons on Netflix: 3

Synopsis: "Boston roommates Aidan, Josh and Sally are your average twenty-somethings -- except that they're also a vampire, werewolf and ghost, respectively."

Click here to watch the U.S. version of "Being Human." Or, you can check out the U.K. version of the show by clicking here.

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, James Marsters

Seasons on Netflix: 7

Synopsis: "Sunnydale teen Buffy Summers craves an ordinary life but accepts her destiny as a Slayer by killing vampires and demons, aided by a band of friends."

Click here to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer now. 

Want more Buffy? Check out spin-off Angel. 

 

Ghost Adventures

Starring: Nick Groff, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin

Seasons on Netflix: 1

Synopsis: "An intrepid team of paranormal investigators sets out to research and experience the most terrifying haunted places in the world."

Click here to start watching Ghost Adventures now. 

 

Hemlock Grove

Starring: Famke Janssen, Landon Liboiron, Dougray Scott

Seasons on Netflix: 2

Synopsis: "One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White Tower - and a terrifying new threat so powerful it will turn them from predators into prey."

Click here to start watching Hemlock Grove now.

 

The Munsters

Starring: Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick, Beverley Owen

Seasons on Netflix: 2

Synopsis: "Herman and Lily Munster are just your typical ghouls-next-door ... with a vampire grandpa, a werewolf son and a normal-looking niece."

Click here to watch The Munsters now. 

 

The Twilight Zone

Starring: Rod Serling

Seasons on Netflix: 4

Synopsis: "Hosted by creator Rod Serling, this groundbreaking anthology series presents tales of the supernatural that are often tinged with social commentary."

Click here to enter the Twilight Zone. 

 

Twin Peaks

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Lara Flynn Boyle

Seasons on Netflix: 2

Synopsis: "Who killed Laura Palmer?" is the question on everyone's lips in a secretive small town, but as an eccentric FBI agent learns, the answer isn't easy."

Click here to watch episodes of Twin Peaks now. 

 

Vampire Diaries

Starring: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning

Seasons on Netflix: 5

Synopsis: "Trapped in adolescent bodies, feuding vampire brothers Stefan and Damon vie for the affection of captivating teenager Elena."

Click here to start watching episodes of Vampire Diaries now. 

 

Walking Dead

Seasons on Netflix: 4

Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan

Synopsis: "In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, survivors hold on to the hope of humanity by banding together to wage a fight for their own survival."

Click here to watch The Walking Dead now.  

 

The X-files

Starring: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny

Seasons on Netflix: 9

Synopsis: "FBI agents Scully, a skeptic, and Mulder, a believer, attempt to uncover a government conspiracy to hide evidence of extraterrestrial activity."

Click here to watch The X-Files now. 

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