By Jannat Sheikh
Some people enjoy the spooky season of Halloween by watching scary movies, so for those who love binge-watching shows on the video streaming service Netflix, here are a few of the spine-chilling TV shows that can be checked out.
- American Horror Story
This show was rated 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.2 out of 10 on IMDb. It came out in 2011 and has six seasons streaming on Netflix; however, the season seven premiere aired Tuesday, Sept. 5. Netflix rated it TV-MA. American Horror Story is a “twisted Emmy-winning drama” that plays on the power of supernatural fears and everyday horrors while exploring the human capacity of evil, according to Netflix. This spooky show has two Golden Globe awards, according to IMDb. The creators of the show are Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. A few of the cast members include Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange.
- The Walking Dead
This show was rated 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.5 out of 10 on IMDb. The series came out in 2010 and has seven seasons streaming on Netflix. The season eight premiere aired Sunday, Oct. 22 on AMC. The Walking Dead is based on a comic book. The plot revolves around a terrifying zombie apocalypse. Netflix rated it TV-MA. The show was nominated for a Golden Globe according to IMDb. The creators of the show are Frank Darabont and Robert Kirkman. A few of the cast members are Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun and Chandler Riggs.
This show was rated 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.4 out of 10 on IMDb. Lost came out in 2004; there are six seasons. The series concluded May 23, 2010. The show is about a diverse group of people stranded on a mysterious island that possesses enigmatic forces. Netflix rated the show TV-14. Lost won one Golden Globe award according to IMDb. The creators of the show are J. J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof. A few cast members include Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly and Terry O’Quinn.
- Bates Motel
This show was rated 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.2 out of 10 on IMDb. This horror show came out in 2013. There are four seasons on Netflix; however, the final episode aired Monday, April 24 on A&E. IMDb describes it as “a contemporary prequel to Psycho, a thriller that came out in 1960. Bates Motel focuses on the main character’s mental state that leads the show to a dark and violent path. The show was nominated for three primetime Emmy awards. IMDb rated it TV-MA. The creators of the show are Carlton Cuse, Anthony Cipriano and Kerry Ehrin. Some of the cast members are Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore and Max Thieriot.
This show was rated 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.6 out of 10 on IMDb. This show came out in 2005. There are 12 seasons on Netflix, but they are still rolling. CW aired the season 13 premiere Thursday, Oct. 12. This show is about two siblings going all around the country to investigate paranormal activities. As Netflix puts it, they are “picking fights with demons, ghosts and monsters.” Netflix rated it TV-14. It had been nominated for three primetime Emmy awards. The creator of the show is Eric Kripke. The main cast members are Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.
- Black Mirror
This show was rated 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.9 out of 10 on IMDb. Black Mirror is a Netflix original series that started streaming in 2011. There are three seasons on Netflix. The description on Netflix states that it is a “sci-fi anthology series” that explores twisted, high-tech near-future events where humanity meets its darkest instincts. The show has won two primetime Emmy awards. Netflix rated it TV-MA. The creator of the show is Charlie Brooker. A few of the cast members are Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, and Michael Kelly.
- Stranger Things
This show was rated 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.9 out of 10 on IMDb. Like Black Mirror, Stranger Things is also an original Netflix series. It began streaming last year, 2016. Season two will premiere Friday, Oct. 27. You can find this show under the new “Halloween Picks” category on the Netflix app. This fantasy, horror show revolves around a disappearance of a boy which leads to an uncovering of mysterious experimentation, spine-chilling supernatural forces and a strange girl. Stranger Things is nominated for two Golden Globes. Netflix rated this show TV-14. The creators of the show are The Duffer Brothers. A few of the cast members include Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Finn Woldhard.
All of these shows are available on Netflix. There are three streaming plans that range from $7.99 to $13.99 per month. The basic plan ($7.99) can only be streamed by one person while the standard plan ($10.99) can be streamed by two people. The premium plan ($13.99) can be streamed by four people and includes Ultra HD resolution. Netflix also has a one month free trial option.