What’s up geeks?! Halloween is just around the corner and I’m not sure if you’re like me but if you are, you’re probably trying to get into the full spirit of Halloween. What does this mean? Watching scary movies and TV shows of course! And we at the Geekiverse might just have that spooky show that you’ve been waiting to sink your fangs into.
Sam’s Pick- American Horror Story And Stranger Things
Okay so, I’ve just recently started getting into AHS, and it has that perfect amount of story and creepiness that just fits right into the fall holiday. There are currently six seasons – the most recent airing on FX. Each season has a new theme or story and do not blend together but instead stand apart from one another. The show uses the same actors and actresses from previous seasons but puts them into new roles, which is refreshing and amazing. The show however can be graphic, so I would highly suggest not having your 6 year old watch it with you. There are five seasons that you can binge watch to your heart’s content on Netflix.
I know I know… again Sam with Stranger things? It’s amazing and another perfect spooky 80’s paranormal TV show that makes you wonder and think. The characters are lovable, the acting is incredible and watching it feels like a really good Spielberg movie. The first season is on Netflix with a second season coming in Spring 2017.
Jo’s Pick – The Office Halloween Specials
Hear me out on this. The Office featured 4 Halloween episodes during its 9 year run and they are some of the best in the series. The costumes that the employees at Dunder Mifflin wear are authentic and true to form, capturing some of the most popular items in pop culture during that given year. For example, Creed, Kevin, and Dwight all dress up as Heath Ledger’s Joker in Season 5. You can find these episodes on Netflix currently. The seasons in which they are found are 2, 5, 7, and 8.
Another Halloween-themed show that gets me in the spirit is 3rd Rock From The Sun’s Halloween episode, released in the early stages of its run. 3rd Rock is one of the most underrated shows of all time. There’s nothing more priceless than seeing Harry Solomon dress up as an Alien. Lastly, I’d be totally remiss if I didn’t mention It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! It is my end-all, no questions asked favorite special. You can’t beat “I got a rock.”
Beta’s Pick – Black Mirror
This show is less of a freak out, jump-scare filled, slasher show and more of a psychological thriller in the spirit of The Twilight Zone. This British thriller series tells a new story every episode and focuses it around a new cast of characters and a new theme. The show is largely based on near future stories that follow the premise “what if technology could do __ for us”. The show is fast paced and will keep you on the edge of your seat. The show is currently streaming on Netflix.
SweetLou’s Pick- Supernatural