‘AHS,’ ‘Haunting of Hill House’ & More Horror Anthologies to Binge in October
Celebrating October and the coming of Halloween may feel pointless when 2020 has felt like one long spooky season. Even still, our options for horror television continue to expand every year, and although you may feel tired of being terrified, it will be hard to resist the new material on your screens this October.
The anthology, in particular, is a format that suits horror well. This was proved most recently and pivotally by Ryan Murphy‘s American Horror Story. The FX series premiered in 2011 and subsequently drew millions of viewers into the different worlds constructed for each season: a haunted house, an asylum and a witches’ coven, to start.
The anthology is the screened version of round-the-campfire ghost stories: episodic, enticing and new at every turn. This October, revisit some of the anthologies that defined the genre (like Alfred Hitchcock Presents), anticipate your returning favorites (like The Haunting of Hill House‘s move to Bly Manor), or try out a completely new series (like Monsterland) — the options for your Halloween viewing are limitless.