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Halloween series: 5 spooky series to watch this October

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Halloween falls on a Saturday (October 31) this year and with Halloween parties no longer on the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, people are looking for other ways to celebrate. Luckily, has a breakdown of the top five spookiest series for you to watch this October.


Ratched is the latest series from Glee creator, Ryan Murphy.

The series premiered on Netflix in September and horror fans cannot get enough of the psychological thriller.

Ratched is the nurse of the same name from Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

The Netflix series, starring Sarah Paulson, serves as a prequel to the novel and follows the origins of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched in 1947.

You can watch Ratched via Netflix now.

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American Horror Story

Another creepy Ryan Murphy classic is American Horror Story.

The title is in the name and horror fans will not be disappointed with the gore and jump scares American Horror Story has to offer.

The series is an anthology series, following a different setting and range of characters.

Many actors appear in more than one season, but often play a new character. Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Lily Rabe have returned most frequently, all appearing in nine of the ten seasons with Frances Conroy appearing in seven and Kathy Bates appearing in six.

American Horror Story has also seen the like of Denis O’Hare, Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Jamie Brewer, Angela Bassett, Adina Porter, and Finn Wittrock appear in the series.

The show’s titles include Murder House, Asylum, Coven and Freak Show.

The first nine seasons of American Horror Story are streaming on Netflix now.


If you are looking for a series set in the supernatural world but something which won’t give you nightmares, Lucifer is the show for you.

The series follows the devil, Lucifer (played by Tom Ellis), living in Los Angeles.

On Earth, he works as a consultant for the LAPD, where he meets the love of his life Chloe Decker (Lauren German).

Along the way, Lucifer tries to distance himself from his home – hell – and is even joined on Earth by his brother, the angel Amendiel (DB Woodside), his demon friend Maze (Lelsey-Ann Brandt) and his father, God (Dennis Haysbert).

The first three seasons are streaming on Amazon Prime Video now, whilst season four and season five, part one are streaming on Netflix now.

Part two of Lucifer season five is expected to land shortly on Netflix and the sixth and final series is expected to air next year.

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The Haunting of Hill House/ The Haunting of Bly Manor

The Haunting of Hill House is the terrifying supernatural horror series streaming on Netflix now.

The series is loosely based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson which follows five adult siblings who are haunted by their time at Hill House in the present day.

The Haunting of Hill House received critical acclaim worldwide, particularly for its acting, directing and production values.

Season one of the spooky series featured Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, and Victoria Pedretti.

There is good news if you enjoyed The Haunting of Hill House.

The second series, titled The Haunting of Bly Manor, featuring a new cast and story airs Friday, October 9 on Netflix.

Truth Seekers

Just in time for Halloween, Truth Seekers will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, October 30 worldwide.

Truth Seekers is the paranormal comedy series starring and created by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.

The series follows a team of part-time paranormal investigators who are chasing ghost sightings in the UK.

However, things take a turn for the team when they take on a new mission as they try to uncover a deadly conspiracy.

Although the series is sure to have viewers in stitches, there will be plenty of tense moments, jump scares, and ghoulish figures along the way.

To watch Truth Seekers you can sign up to a 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime Video.

After the trial is complete, you can subscribe to Amazon Prime Video from £7.99 per month.

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