spooky tv and film to watch this halloween

Tuesday 18 October 2016


I have to admit, I really enjoy watching horror films all year round - it's not uncommon for my household to have horror movie nights at any given time. As a fan of all things horror, Halloween always seems like my time to shine and give some creepy and spooky recommendations for all levels on the creep scale. Whether you're a seasoned horror fan or you're just looking for some thrills this Halloween, here are some of my recommendations! 

The Grudge


The Grudge is the one horror film that left me petrified. Maybe it’s because I watched it when I was 10 years old, or maybe it’s just a great horror film?  (probably a bit of both) It’s a little bit like The Ring, with the premise that everyone that enters a specific house starts seeing ghosts and ends up dead. I’ve yet to watch the Japanese original, but the American remake stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (let’s be real, this is the reason I watched this film in the first place) and it's a great watch if you’re looking for something creepy and scary with a lot of jump scares and creepy ghosts.

A Tale of Two Sisters  


This is one of my more recent favourites. I watched the original Korean film and would highly recommended it. The story revolves around two sisters, Su-yeon and Su-mi and their family, following Su-mi’s stay in a psychiatric hospital. The film is quite subtle for the most part, with few jump scares but there are so many creepy moments. The creepiness is so intense and well done, it’s amazing to watch if you just want a slow, mysterious and creepy film to watch.

28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later 


What would a Halloween watch list be without zombies? I’m a huge zombie fan and have watched so many, but my favourite has to be the 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later. Each film follows different sets of characters 28 days, and 28 weeks following a zombie outbreak in the UK. There’s everything you would expect from a zombie film -  action, violence, gore, unsettling and heart racing situations and moments, as well as some likeable characters to get attached to. The beginning of 28 Weeks Later is such a scary masterpiece and 28 Days Later has some amazing scenes of an abandoned London.

Nightmare before Christmas 


I’ve seen the Nightmare before Christmas everywhere (especially in emo days) but I have to admit, I only watched the film a couple of years ago. If you’re not a fan of scary horror and want some cute animated Halloween themed viewing, this is a good shout. It also doubles up as a film to get you excited and pumped up about all the autumn/winter festivities and Christmas!


Stranger Things 

I think this is a rewatch for most people! I'm sure everyone has heard of Stranger Things and at only eight episodes long it's a quick watch and honestly not too scary. It's quite creepy at times but even if your're not into super scary horror and thrillers, definitely give this a watch -  it's more of a mystery with elements of  sinister creepiness thrown in.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Buffy is one of my favourite TV shows ever and was my childhood obsession so it comes as no surprise that I'm recommending this. Buffy is quite a lengthy show at seven seasons but they're so addictive and easy to watch that it's super easy to fly though them. The first three seasons follow Buffy and the 'Scooby Gang' in highschool and have a more monster of the week format, whilst seasons four onward gets a bit darker and brings in some more serious issues. Either way, there are some delightfully creepy moments, some action, humour and just about a bit of everything in Buffy. 

American Horror Story

If you’re not scared of creepy and downright disturbing content, give American Horror Story a watch. Some of the things on this show are so creepy that I was kind of surprised they allowed it on TV? The characters and plot change each season which is pretty cool and unique for a show and also keeps the suspense high, so the mysteries aren't dragged on and on to the point of getting dull. Thus far, Murder House and Coven are my favourite Seasons. The Sixth Season has recently started airing and the Halloween episode is always spectacular and creepy, so definitely keep an eye out for that. 


  1. Omgosh, I love A Tale Of Two Sisters! So happy someone else out there actually knows it :O
    xo Kitten ♥ The Howling WolfHeart

    1. OOh yeah, I've found that not many people have seen it or even heard of it, so it's usually the first one I recommend to people! A Tale of Two Sisters fans unite!