Halloween is here!
The favorite party of all friends of horror and masquerade parties is not celebrated very spectacularly in Finland.
However, if you want to throw yourself into the atmosphere of the party, the best way to do that is to watch movies or series that fit the theme.
From a selection of streaming services, we pick 13 sets that allow you to tense, flicker and peek at the TV screen between your fingers.
There are genuine horror series on the listing, but if you’re more of a fan of lighter excitement, don’t worry: you’ll find a suitable teasing look for you too.
So grab a popcorn bowl in your lap - and take a safety buddy next to you, if possible.
1. The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
Netflix’s horror hit recently made headlines because it provoked such strong reactions from viewers.
The series is loosely based on Shirley Jackson’s classic novel.
The mystery story, which opens piece by piece and moves in two time planes, tells the story of a broken family that falls into the grip of the supernatural.
Horror writer Stephen King himself has glowed the series.
2. The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)
The fresh sequel to The Haunting of Hill House immerses itself in a whole new story.
Set in the 1980s, The Haunting of Bly Manor tells the story of a manor house in rural England and its inhabitants, both living and dead.
The series is nowhere near as scary as its predecessor, making it suitable for even frightened viewers.
3. Penny Dreadful (HBO Nordic)
The horror drama Penny Dreadful, set in Victorian London, brings to life and intertwines a number of horror classics: Dorian Gray, the characters in the Dracula novel, and Dr. Frankenstein with his monsters.
The visually beautiful series is especially suitable for aestheticians.
4. Secret folders (Viaplay)
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The favorite series of the 1990s, The X-files, is well suited for the Halloween time.
Federal agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are trying to clear up the FBI’s unexplained cases involving horror, conspiracies, medical miracles, and extraterrestrial life.
5. Stranger Things (Netflix)
Megahitti Stranger Things mix horror and sci-fi.
At the center of the story is a group of four 12-year-old boys, one of whom suddenly disappears into cadres.
A special little girl, government secret experiments, telexics and monsters are thrown into it.
Especially the first season makes you shudder!
The series exudes casual nostalgia and includes numerous references to beloved horror and adventure films.
6. Dark (Netflix)
Like Stranger Things, but darker and more adult.
Twilight and Mystical Dark is Netflix’s first original German series and the most popular non-English works on the streaming service.
The first season begins when a child disappears in a small German town.
The series tells the story of four different genera whose members' destinies are intertwined.
The story is transported on several time levels.
We will not reveal more.
7. Les Revenants (HBO Nordic)
The French supernatural drama The Returned - Les Revenants takes place in a small alpine village shaken by a major car accident.
Years later, the dead return to the living.
This chilling, supernatural mystery series won the Emmy Award for Best International Series in 2013.
8. The Walking Dead (HBO Nordic, Viaplay)
Should there be more dead living?
Set in a world ravaged by a zombie epidemic, The Walking Dead has continued for 10 seasons.
The cartoon-based series tells the story of a crowd living on the outskirts of Atlanta trying to survive against zombies - while preserving their humanity.
The 11th and final season of the series will be seen in 2021–2022.
8. American Horror Story (Amazon Prime Video, Netflix)
Ryan Murphy’s horror series American Horror Story is a so-called anthology series with a different story and characters in each production season.
The first season at the Haunted House is considered by many to be the best, but praise has also been garnered by Asylum (season 2) at the mental hospital, Political Cult (season 7), and the camp-spirited witch Coven (season 3).
All seasons on Amazon Prime Video, seasons 6-8 on Netflix.
10. Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (Viaplay, Amazon Prime Video)
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Do you still remember Buffy?
The vampire series, which fascinated viewers at the turn of the millennium, is a mixture of horror, drama and comedy.
In the series, Buffy Summers, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, fights the forces of darkness with her friends.
Perfect for the nostalgic hungry.
11. Supernatural (Amazon Prime Video)
The Winchester brothers (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) have been hunting demons and other supernatural creatures for 15 years.
The cult-renowned horror fantasy Supernatural managed to garner such a loyal fan base that the series grew into a staggering 327-episode story that will finally end this fall.
Seasons 1-5 are definitely the best in the series and can be recommended without reservation to any monster fan.
12. Mindhunter (Netflix)
If the mind movements of serial killers are of interest, Mindhunter is your choice.
In the series, two FBI agents develop criminal investigations in the 1970s, when psychology was still laughed at in police circles.
The series uses real interview materials from serial killers.
The resemblance between the human monsters and actors of the past is insane.
Cameron Britton is in a role so like-minded with serial killer Ed Kemper that cold shivers run along the spine and the brain goes into a knot.
13. Twin Peaks (HBO Nordic)
This list would not be complete without the mother of all cult series. "Who murdered Laura Palmer?" was a question on everyone’s lips in the early 1990s. The surreal, humorous, and at times scary Twin Peaks was revolutionary when it came out. In all its torment, the series fits the Halloween mood advertised. Fans ’25-year wait was rewarded when Twin Peaks returned to television a few years ago for another season.