October is here, ladies and gentlemen, and it’s time for all of the great horror themed shows to come back. Personally, I know I can’t wait for new American Horror Story and The Walking Dead. This week, we will talk about the new seasons that are on Netflix, as well two films that will be sure to give you the chills.
First we have the new season of The Walking Dead. Season 5 hit Netflix late last month, and the first episode starts all out. The opener was one of the most action filled episodes to date. We find the characters all back together toward the beginning of the season, and you get a sense of closure and satisfaction. Then, before you know it, we are split into multiple storylines again. The separate stories are done better then they have been in the past, and the mid season hump will leave you breathless. I don’t want to spoil too much, so I will just leave it there. This show is not slowing down; if you’re a fan then there is nothing that will disappoint you, and it’s still a great show.
Next, we have the new season of American Horror Story. Season 4 Freak Show will hit Netflix on Tuesday, and it is already one of my favorite shows. Freak Show is the best season yet. I wouldn’t say it was the best concept, but it is definitely the best story and performances so far. The show starts in Florida in the 50’s and introduces you to the vivid characters of American Horror Story. The show uses a lot of flash-forward to help feed the story, and in this season they put in “easter eggs” that connect the other seasons. I won’t tell you what they are, you will just have to see for yourself.
For the first film, I have chosen Sleepy Hollow. This 1999 classic stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci, and is the classic tale of the headless horseman. Tim Burton, who added a couple new twists to the headless horseman story, directed the film. His films always have such a breathtaking look to them and it fits perfectly with this horror genre.
The last film is The Babadook. This has become one of the best films I have ever seen. The story is of a kid who gets haunted by a book; the movie will slowly pull you in, and you will feel like you are in danger right next to him. His mom suffers from depression after her husband’s violent death, and struggles to discipline her son. I can’t even tell you how much I loved this film: I can only say go watch it.
That’s it for this week, Netflixers. Until next time.