Geeks following our blog will know that we are obsessed with horror films and series. We are always on the lookout for brand new material and there are more than just a few shows just ready to be watched out there.

Check out our 7 Must See TV Horror Shows You May Have Missed

 

1. Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

Showtime has officially grabbed the attention of all horror geeks with the release of the network’s horror series “Penny Dreadful”. The series boasts with an impressive line-up which include Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton. The horror series comes from three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, Skyfall, Gladiator), who wrote the pilot and executive produces alongside Academy Award winner Sam Mendes and Neal Street’s Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road). The series is visually stunning and set to a very dark backdrop and undertone. The cinematography creates an atmosphere fitting to haunt your dreams, while showing creepy creatures from Gothic literature as we are pulled into a half-world between what we know and what we fear. The series features a roster of classic monsters, including Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Dracula and weave together the classic origin stories.

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2. The Strain

The Strain

The Strain

Guillermo del Toro’s vampire horror drama series “The Strain” is one of FX’s crown jewels in the genre since last year. “Pacific Rim” helmer Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse executive produces the show based on del Toro and Hogan’s best-selling novels of the same name. “The Strain” is billed as a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself. It is not set as your typical vampire story, but they baddies do resemble the mutated vampires from “Blade 2”.

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3. Hemlock Grove

Hemlock Grove

Hemlock Grove

“Hemlock Grove” is famous among horror geeks specifically for the awesome werewolf transformation special effects. The show gained popularity at 2013’s Wondercon with the launch of the series and continued to add more fans on the way since then. The American horror/thriller television series for Netflix comes from executive producer Eli Roth, and is developed by Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman. It is based on McGreevy’s novel “Hemlock Grove”, which was released on March 27, 2012. The show revolves around the eccentric residents of a dilapidated former Pennsylvania steel town. The show kicks off with the murder of a teenage girl, with two suspects in in the crosshairs. Mysterious creatures, mutants, werewolves, crazy experiments and much more is in store for those who haven’t watched this series yet.

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4. From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn

‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ follows the same plot as the original film that starred George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino and Salma Hayek. It doesn’t pack the same punch as the Robert Rodriguez classic but the critically acclaimed director is back in the driver seat for the small screen adaptation. Based on the film of the same name, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller (Patrick) and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.

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5. Bates Motel

Bates Motel

Bates Motel

The series created by Anthony Cipriano and executive-produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) takes a curious look at the age old tale of the Bates family and ads a couple of new twists. After the death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel in the picturesque coastal town of White Pine Bay, giving herself and teenage son Norman a chance to begin anew. Shy Norman is reluctant at first, but with the help of his mother – with whom he shares an intensely close relationship – the boy begins to open up to others and make new friends. Some locals, however, aren’t as friendly and welcoming to the Bates, who discover that because White Pine Bay isn’t as peaceful as it appears, they are forced to do whatever it takes to survive. It’s a cool fresh approach with Norman’s mother still alive and with more than one brutal crime in her past.

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6. Hannibal

Hannibal

Hannibal

We will never forget David Slade’s first season of Hannibal with the introduction of Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), head of the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI, and special investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) who is tasked to help solve various murder cases across the Maryland area. Dancy’s portrayal of Graham with his special ability to assume the point of view of a killer is the real clincher in the series. Graham’s talent to read murder scenes often leads to the distortion of reality because of his gift. The fun starts when Jack assigns psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) to help Graham cope with the work he does. Mikkelsen is an absolute joy onscreen as he brings to life one of the most terrifying serial killers in movie history. Graham and Crawford are desperately trying to catch The Chesapeake Ripper, but little do they know he is hiding in plain sight. It is perhaps one of the best TV drama horror shows based on a cult classic movie franchise ever.

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7. Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Ash Vs. Evil Dead

There is excitement and intrigue in the air as we slowly approach the start date to Starz’s original series that will serve as the follow-up to the horror movie franchise “Evil Dead”. Bruce Campbell is back as the iconic title character Ash, with Sam Raimi as director and long time producer/collaborator Rob Tapert tapped to join the production team. Raimi will direct the pilot and co-write the script with his brother Ivan and Tom Spezialy. Raimi, Tapert and Campbell will all executive produce. Ash will be a stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last three decades avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons — personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its evil grip. We’ve said this before and we have no doubts that this will be the most anticipated horror show of the year! Judging from the first full trailer, we are in for one Hell of a ride with Ash and his sidekicks taking on all sorts of evil and nasty creatures. The first episode is set to be released on Halloween, Saturday, October 31 at 9/8c.

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Please share with us in the comments box below any new shows you may have watched that will be worth our time!!



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