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October 25, 2014

Creeptastic Reads: 3 TV Shows to Get You In the Halloween Mood

While this isn't a post about books, I thought it would be fun to share my top TV shows that get me into that eerie, dark mood we all look for during the fall months, especially around Halloween. We all refer back to our childhood favorites when it comes to movies (thanks ABC family and Disney channel original movies), but these might turn out to be some new favorites.

I did entire posts on Harper’s Island and Supernatural, so if you want to read a rambling of gush for these two shows (especially Supernatural) you can head over to those posts. But today I’m just going to tell you why these shows would be perfect for the Halloween spirit. Each show is for a different audience, so there’s something for everyone!

If you’re one of those people who loves slasher films or fell in love with Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, then Harper’s Island is the show for you. It’s perfect for a rainy, gloomy day where you just curl up on the couch or in bed and marathon a show, especially since there are only 13 episodes! It's about a bunch of people who go to this island for a wedding. Of course they start getting killed off one by one. You can even use this guide with all the characters to cross out the people who are no longer suspects and circle the people you think are absolutely guilty. This one even has an old legend in it! I watched the entire season in one day, and at night I couldn’t even look out my window because I was scared someone was coming for me. Be prepared to leave the lights on because sometimes the reality of things can be scarier than any ghost.

Grimm is a new addition to all the shows I already watch. I would say if you're not into horror shows, but still want to get that mystery feel, then watch Grimm. It's kind of like a crime show, but with supernatural creatures. Our main character is from a long line of Grimms and he's in charge of keeping these creatures in check. People who love fairytale retellings will for sure love this one. I love the bright colors the show uses, especially in the first episode. Also, some of the characters bring comedic relief to the more tense moments so it's not all serious. I'm still on season one so let me know if you start this show anytime soon, or already watch it. Maybe we can fangirl together! Plus, a lot of the episodes can be enjoyed on their own (at least in the first season).

The final show I'm going to talk about is probably the one that I will be ringing in Halloween with. SUPERNATURAL. This one is for those of you looking for the scariest of the scariest, but most of the time I alternate between being terrified and laughing at their snarky comments. There are demons, vampires, ghosts, genies, possessions, exorcisms, werewolves, and everything else you could ever think of. I was religiously watching this show over the summer (again re: THE FANGIRL POST), but when school started again I had to let up on my obsession. That said, this one has fantastic characters, especially the two main brothers, Sam and Dean. As with Grimm, you can watch some of the episodes on their own without having to continue the rest of the series, although I'm sure you'll be just as hooked as the rest of us.

Let me know if you'll be watching any of these for the Halloween season, or what you would recommend. I'm also looking for movie recommendations so leave those in the comments!


  1. Didn't know about Harper's Island. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

  2. I loved Harper's Island. I wish it wouldn't have been canceled. There is nothing like it on now.