The 7 Scariest TV Shows Streaming Right Now

IndieWire | 10/23/2019 | Staff
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Whether it’s getting to be the spookiest time of year or you just need something to take your mind off the daily grind, nothing does the trick quite like scaring the bejesus out of yourself.

While movies might seem like the obvious choice for some cheap thrills, television has its own back catalog that will terrify you and take its time doing it, making your shivers and shakes last days, rather than hours.

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While it would be easy to dash off a list of every television show that once had a jump scare or went all-in on creepy special effects, we’ve instead crafted a high-quality collection of shows available to stream at a moment’s notice, some old favorites, some under-rated gems, all ready and able to keep you awake long into the night, wondering what might be hiding under your bed or lurking in your closet.

Brace yourselves, things are about to get scary.

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Magnifying Glass LightShare“Fortitude”The scariest show you’ve never heard of, Sky Atlantic’s “Fortitude” debuted in the United States in 2015 on the not-long-for-this-world TV network Pivot, and quickly drew a handful of viewers into its twisted tale of secrets and small-town life in the within the wilds of the Arctic Circle.

And then things got weird.

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Part treatise on toxic communities, part cautionary tale about the unintended consequences of climate change, the series never met a terrifying instance of body horror it couldn’t exploit to the fullest extent. “Fortitude” is determined to scare you one way or another, whether existentially, culturally, or psychologically, it’s up to the...
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