1. The Secret Circle
The Secret Circle, based on the same-named book series, tells the story of Cassie, a troubled adolescent, after her mother’s death. When she learns she’s descended from a line of witches, everything changes for her. It’s imperative that she joins forces with her coven to combat the evil that’s just around the corner.
It picks up speed and takes you on a dreamy ride once you get past the first four episodes. The plot moves at such a breakneck speed that it becomes difficult to keep up. With all of these elements combined, The Secret Circle is a fantastic film. This show is a hidden gem, so don’t miss it.
The only thing I don’t like about this episode is how it ends on a cliffhanger. We may never find out what happened to those witches since The CW cancelled the show just after the first season began. Sadly. Despite the numerous petitions and demonstrations, it isn’t coming back any time soon.. This show should have had more time to shine, but it’s okay because there are still twenty-two episodes to watch. Let’s hope someone (Netflix, please) sees fit to give it another chance.
While the majority of the cast is comprised of young adults, don’t make hasty judgments based solely on this fact. It’s a well-rounded show that appeals to viewers of all ages. When it comes to the supernatural, The Secret Circle is a must-see for adults.
2. The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House, based on Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same name, depicts the plight of a family forced to live in one of the country’s most haunted homes as a child. In a few years, no one will be living in the house, but the ghosts will continue to terrify those who do. They return to the house from their nightmares in an attempt to open the Pandora’s Box and put an end to their suffering.
Jump scares strategically placed throughout The Haunting of Hill House will have you on the edge of your seat. It’s never ostentatious when it comes to anything. It’s one of the year’s best horror shows because it’s the perfect blend of family drama and horror.
There is nothing lacking in this film, from the cinematography to the acting. It completely draws you into the world of ghosts and monsters. Considering the show alternates between three different timelines, this could be a little confusing. In the end, however, you will see what is at stake after watching several episodes.
Aside from terrifying monsters, the haunted mansion is full of phantoms waiting to terrorize you. You might be able to spot one of them. Read this article after you’ve finished the series to discover what eerie apparitions you missed.
Sadly, there will be no more episodes of this show in the future. If The Haunting of Hill House isn’t quite what you’re looking for, try one of these.
3. American Horror Story: Coven
In the long-running American Horror Story franchise, the third season, American Horror Story: Coven, has a separate storyline. Fans of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will enjoy the third season the most despite the fact that the whole show is a roller-coaster ride. It’s about a New Orleans coven of Salem witches trying to protect their brethren from the forces of evil.
Flashbacks to different eras help this series tell multiple connected intricate and bizarre stories seamlessly. The Coven formula has been used for five decades, and it connects all of the stories.
For better or worse, the series American Horror Story doesn’t take itself too seriously. People die, are brought back to life, and then die yet again, leaving you unsure of who has died and how many times they have been brought back to life. Almost all of the show’s characters have died at least once during the run of the show. For the time being, leave logic at the door and allow yourself to be taken in by the story. Accept its irrationality, even when it’s outlandish.
The plot revolves around a Portland police detective who begins to see things that aren’t there and fears he’s going insane. Everything changes when he realizes his visions are a part of a terrifying reality that he must face. When it comes to monsters hiding among humans, he is an expert huntsman like his ancestors before him: a Grimm.
A new case is solved in each episode of Grimm while the overall storyline progresses gradually. This show excels at folklore. They help to keep the show lively and engrossing throughout. Though some episodes are tedious, these serialized storylines are generally good.
In spite of the fact that this is a lighthearted show, it still maintains a serious tone throughout. The first 1-2 episodes are definitely worth your time. You won’t enjoy the series if you don’t enjoy the first episode.
From 2011 to 2017, NBC broadcast six seasons of Grimm, totaling 123 episodes. You can watch it on Netflix right now.
5. A Discovery of Witches
When a bewitched manuscript is discovered, a historian and reluctant witch named Diana is drawn into the fantastical world of witches and vampires. She sets out on a journey to unravel the mystery with the help of a mysterious vampire and a geneticist. Secrets are revealed to the unlikely trio, and their lives will be forever altered as a result.
In my opinion, this series does justice to the novel it is based on, having read it myself. However, despite the liberties taken, the film stays true to the source material the entire time. Because it would have taken far too long to do so in the books, the show does not go into great detail about the history. For better or worse, it streamlines everything to make it easier to watch on a mobile device.
Unlike many other shows in the oversaturated supernatural genre, this one goes above and beyond. While A Discovery of Witches draws inspiration from other films and television shows, it has a distinct voice all its own.
Even if you’ve already read the book, it’s still worth watching the show. It vividly brings to life the story’s characters.
A new show from Brannon Braga and Adam Simon transports us back to the infamous Salem witch trials of the mid-1600s. It looks at the events that led up to the witch hunts, and it’s a perfect blend of fiction and history.
Despite a rough start in season one, Salem found its footing in the second season thanks to a tighter and more focused storyline. I was on the fence about watching this show because of some unflattering online reviews. After a few episodes, I was hooked on the dark, gothic retelling of the obscene Salem witch trials that was being presented.
History buffs should steer clear of this program. Salem fabricates its own version of events rather than attempting to be historically accurate. You’re better off reading a book or watching a documentary to get the most accurate information.
It’s refreshing to see the showrunners take such artistic license with this show. Even if everything happened exactly as it had in real life, the show would have been depressing and tedious. Forget the past and enjoy it for what it is: a flashy supernatural show. You’ll enjoy it more. It’s a flawed masterpiece, but it’s worth seeing regardless of the flaws. There are obvious plot holes and historical inaccuracies in Salem, but if you can get past that, you’ll enjoy it. As good as The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, this is even better.
7. Charmed (Original)
Please don’t confuse this with the 2018 sequel. They’ve really messed it up. The original entry from 1998, on the other hand, is superb. From 1998 to 2006, eight seasons of the television series Charmed aired. It would have lasted a lot longer if The WB hadn’t shut down at the end of 2006 for good. After that, the CW tried to do a remake, but it fell short, as previously mentioned.
The plot revolves around three sisters who discover they are descended from a long line of witches when they are young. They must battle the dark forces of the universe with all their might. Each sister must maintain control over her burgeoning superpowers while also juggling the demands of everyday life.
It’s more of a drama that’s being released in installments. The sisters’ chemistry is electric. Every single one of them, even the bad guys, has multiple facets to their personality. You’re expected to comprehend their reasoning. When the sisters get themselves into difficult situations, they find a way to overcome them.
The show is underappreciated and deserves more recognition. It’s a superbly written series that gradually raises the stakes until the suspense is intolerable. If you enjoyed Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s exploits, you will enjoy the action-packed Charmed.
8. The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries tells the tale of a young woman who is sucked into the world of vampires when she falls in love with one of the supernatural creatures. She has no idea how this encounter will affect the rest of her life.
Once you get into the flow of things, things pick up speed quickly. During the first half of the season, it feels like you’re watching a corny teen soap opera. If you can get past that, you’ll have everything you need for a thrilling supernatural show.
Nothing about The Vampire Diaries could be described as dull. Those who have died and returned to life are followed by those who have died again, and so on. At least one character in the show perishes every episode. And don’t even get me started on keeping track of the (technically) dead creatures. The gripping plots will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.
The stakes in this story are much higher than in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina because vampires, double-agents, witch-hunters, and other supernatural creatures are involved. It has eight distinct seasons, and each one is engrossing.
The story revolves around two brothers who are determined to discover the truth about their mother’s death. Every mythical monster under the sun is on their side as they battle their way through the world of legend to get where they want to go in their quest.
Despite having 14 seasons under their belt, the showrunners have managed to keep things fresh. They don’t appear to be planning on wrapping up the story anytime soon. To the show’s credit, one of the reasons it’s so popular is due to the electric chemistry between the two leads. On the shoulders of these two brothers, the whole show rests.
Supernatural, which does not advertise itself as a horror show, has been known to truly freak viewers out on occasion. You will be riveted by the film’s excellent blend of drama, humor, horror, and action.
This series, in contrast to most others, doesn’t waste time getting you acquainted with the world, the characters, and the settings. After only five minutes, you’re witness to a horrific murder. Keep watching until the fifth season comes around. The fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons should be avoided because they tend to recycle the same old plot. The show regains its mojo in the 8th season.