If you're in the mood to get spooked this Halloween but don't feel like rewatching your favorite horror flicks, opt for a late-night binge of TV's creepiest series. From American Horror Story's terrifying plotlines to The Walking Dead's endless barrage of killer zombies, there's plenty of scary moments on the small screen. But, if you're less into the sleep-with-the-lights-on type of horror and more into dark comedies that serve up spooky with a side of laughs, then catch up on Scream Queens or The Simpsons' yearly Halloween episode, "Treehouse of Horror."
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No matter where you land on the horror spectrum, there's a spooky TV show to prepare you for All Hallows' Eve. Check out our favorite hair-raising series and specials below.
1. American Horror Story
The sixth season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's bone-chilling anthology series, American Horror Story, has much of the original cast on board, including fan-favorite Lady Gaga, and delves into the supernatural world once again. Titled Roanoke, it airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX. Binge-watch previous seasons on Hulu, but fair warning: This series is not for the faint of heart!
2. The Exorcist
More than 40 years after the original horror flick The Exorcist came out, a new and equally terrifying version debuted this fall TV season. The series follows two Catholic priests as they deal with a family riddled by demonic possession. Catch new episodes Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox and download old episodes on Amazon.
Ready to watch one of TV's scariest new dramas? Freakish takes place at a small town high school where a group of students (and one teacher) must fight for survival against mutant predators after an explosion at a local chemical plant. All episodes are available to stream on Hulu now.
4. THE WALKING DEAD
Frank Darabont's horror series, The Walking Dead, is now in its seventh season and we still cover our eyes every time the "walkers" appear on screen. Catch the new season this Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC, or watch old episodes on Netflix.
6. SLEEPY HOLLOW
Based on "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," this series isn't quite as scary as the others, but it will still get you in the Halloween spirit. The show follows a 1781 Ichabod Crane who ends up in present day. The new season returns in 2017, so for now, catch up on old episodes on Fox.com or download on Amazon.
7. ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Did you catch last night's remake of the cult-classic Rocky Horror Picture Show? Fox debuted the pre-taped special with some of our favorite stars in the iconic roles, like Victoria Justice as Janet, Christina Milian as Magenta, Adam Lambert as Eddie, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Ryan McCartan as Brad, newcomer Staz Nair as Rocky, and Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Stream it now on Fox.com.
8. SCREAM QUEENS
Scream Queens mixes horror and comedy unlike anything we've ever seen on TV. One minute you're laughing, another you're covering your eyes. While last season followed a murderous "red devil" on a college campus, this season takes place in a hospital, where doctors look like John Stamos and Taylor Lautner, but creepy medical mysteries abound. Watch new episodes Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox and download old episodes at Amazon.
9. THE SIMPSONS: "Treehouse of Horror"
Every year, we can count on the The Simpsons to deliver its spooky Halloween episode called "Treehouse of Horror." This episode always takes place outside the continuity of the show, is delivered in three parts, and is more violent than usual. The 2016 version aired on Oct. 16—watch it now on Fox.com or download from Amazon.