Do you enjoy jumping out of your skin and marveling at the makeup designs of monsters and the buckets of blood and guts on the screen in front of you? For those who enjoy being entertained with that kind of stuff, you don’t have to wait until Halloween or pay to go see a movie to give you that awesome feeling of freight. Here are six TV series airing right now for lovers of the horror genre.
1. Scream Queens: From the creators of Glee and American Horror Story comes a comedic horror parody to surely get you laughing or frustrated by a silly character that dies an early death for making a stupid, obvious mistake.
The show centers on the sorority house, Kappa Kappa Tau at Wallace University and a series of murders by a serial killer dressed as the devil who targets them. A show full of jokes and a lot of screaming, horror fans can enjoy the gore, creative murders and of course the characters.
The cast includes, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Keke Palmer and Jamie Lee Curtis. Get your scream on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on Fox.
2. American Horror Story: Hotel: If Freak Show wasn’t creepy enough for you, check yourself into season 5, American Horror Story: Hotel. Although Jessica Lange, who was in previous seasons of American Horror Story, is not in it this season you can still enjoy returning AHS members like Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, and Lily Rabe.
If you haven’t watched American Horror Story before, you don’t have to worry about catching up because each season features new storylines and characters. The action takes place in Hotel Cortez, a hotel full of disturbing history run by the beautiful and terrifying Countess, played by Lady Gaga.
Demons, vampires, drug addicts, mysterious creepy children, fashion models and serial killing are some of the things you can expect to see. This season is sure to be the darkest yet. Experience the madness on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EDT on FX.
3. Sleepy Hollow: Do you remember the classic movie, Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp? This show centers on the same town and concept about the Headless Horseman, but set in the modern time. If you haven’t heard about this show, it’s time to start watching.
Season three has arrived and new adventures await Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) and Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison). The team face off with new characters and monsters in this historical fantasy.
Get ready to watch the duo and their encounters with witches, demons, ghosts, and more. If you love history and the supernatural, this show is for you. Travel to Sleepy Hollow on Thursdays at 9 p.m. EDT on Fox.
4. Supernatural: The Winchester brothers are back for season 11 of Supernatural. This series has been running since 2005 so if you’re interested on starting there’s a lot of catching up to do.
The story centers on Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), two trouble-making brothers who hunt demons and monsters. The monsters in here are sure to keep you up at night.
Shapeshifters, demons, vampires and more demons, horror fans who enjoy monster movies can get a kick out of this. For those loyal fans that have been watching since 2005, season 11 is sure to bring new craziness and situations for the Winchesters. Hunt your way to Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on CW.
5. IZombie: IZombie is back for another season of crime solving and brain eating. The horror crime series is based off the comic book series by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, which tells the story of Olivia Moore (Rose McIver), who survives an attack by cannibal killers after attending a party and ends up one of the undead.
She’s a doctor, but becomes a medical examiner so she can stay close to human brains. As a zombie, she must cope with relationships with friends and family and also work.
It also turns out she can gain the memories of the victim’s brain she eats and she becomes an asset to solving murder crimes. If you love zombies and crime shows, you will want to wrap your brain around this show. Set your stomach for Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on CW.
6. The Walking Dead: Season six of The Walking Dead has started and fans everywhere are excited to get back into the popular TV series and the characters within. After the crazy season five finale, which I won’t spoil, Rick and his friends (and enemies) are back for more walker slaying and new drama.
Fear of the Walking Dead, a spinoff of the show, aired during the summer and it serves as the prequel to The Walking Dead. If you’re a horror fan, this is the number one show to keep your eye on. With outstanding acting, special effects and makeup, this award winning show is sure to keep you at the edge of your seat.
If you haven’t watched it yet, you have a lot of catching up to do. Spoilers are everywhere so be on the lookout. Also, the makeup designers this year are killing it with gore and guts, watch with caution. Catch the drama on Sundays at 9 p.m. EDT on AMC.