It seems that every time October begins, so does Halloween—even if it technically lands on the 31st—but all of us spooky lovers tend to ignore that fact. If you’ve been sporting vampy lips, eating tons of candy, rewatching Hocus Pocus another hundred times, and filling your home with creepy decor then you’re totally on the same band wagon as a lot of us in the world. High five and let your spooky flag fly!
While this month has been creeping by I’ve been soaking up every October day not only with pumpkin spice erry thing, but with a few Netflix series that give me all the chills. Now, of course I’m not keeping these series that I believe are super Halloween-worthy a secret; I’m sharing them with all of you! So grab yourself a cup of your favorite hot beverage, snuggle into some blankets, light a candle and get ready to scream…not really. You may cover your hands over your eyes at times, but these Netflix series each have plenty of entertaining and interesting elements, as much as they are creepy.
Have a spook-tac-ular time watching!
P.S. I’ve linked the trailers of each of the series within their titles as a sneak peek for what you may be interested in watching!
1. Penny Dreadful
A dark series that takes place in Victorian London brings together some of literature’s most classic and complex characters, like Frankenstein and Dorian Grey. I’ll be frank about this series—it can definitely get a bit out there, but that definitely is the quintessential of the show. It’s a psychological thriller that is utterly unpredictable, and with three seasons under its belt you’ll be entranced with every turn it takes.
2. Hemlock Grove
Another Netflix original series that is a bit out there as well, but one that will totally have you binge watching episode after episode. Hemlock Grove is based on the book by Brian McGreevy that centers in on a fictional town in Pennsylvania whose residents are peculiar…and not exactly human. Nothing is what it seems in this series and you’ll be trying to put together the puzzle pieces with each strange happening that occurs.
3. Lost Girl
To be honest, this series reminds me of one of those cheesy original series on the Syfy channel. However, what’s different about this series is the original and personable characters that keep you wanting to watch till the very end. I’ve binge watched on Lost Girl like no tomorrow and have been waiting eagerly for Season 6 to launch. Lost Girl centers in on a young woman named Bo who turns out to be a succubus—a mythical creature that feeds on the sexual energy of humans. After a deadly encounter with a human, she is brought into the world of Faes (being the mythical creature world) and strives to find out who exactly she is, and where she came from.
4. Stranger Things
A Netflix original series that you may have already heard of after all the hype behind it. Stranger Things is a total must-watch in my book because it merges many classic Sci-Fi elements into a modern-day show that isn’t too overboard or unbelievable. It takes place in a small town in the 80’s (Gah. I know. Perfect, right?) in which resident, Joyce Byers’ 12-year-old son, Will goes missing. After his disappearance an investigation is launched that opens up doors in the small town that were always meant to be kept secrets. Meanwhile, Will’s three best friends also launch their own investigation in the search for him, stumbling upon one of those secrets—an unusual little girl with paranormal powers. This show is coming out with a second season so I would definitely catch up before then!
5. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Based on the novel by Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell takes place in 19th century England and focuses on the reemergence of magic by two men—Mr. Norrell and novice, Jonathan Strange. Together, this duo, both set forth to bring magic back into the light, but with two very different views on it there is bound to be a collision.
Which series will you delve into first?
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Lots of Love, Victoria.