The most anticipated horror TV series in October 2021

Horror movies are great, but horror shows keep the screams going. Most people have heard of the exaggerated classic American horror story, not to mention other shows like Scream: TV series, Screaming queens, and Supernatural. Many of these horror shows had some of the most recognizable faces in the world, such as Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande. Some lasted so many seasons that it was hard to keep track of them, and some did not last that long, but still gave viewers an awe-inspiring ride.

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So what shows can everyone look forward to this year? Many had to stop production in 2020 due to the global health pandemic, but fortunately most companies announced that they would premiere before the end of 2021 with many new horror TV series still on the way.


Updated October 12, 2021 by Tanner Fox: While many of the most exciting horror series to debut in 2021 have already done so, October’s release schedule is still filled with potentially ghoulish gold. Fans have already been treated to hits like Amazon Prime’s Them and the tenth season of American Horror Story, but interesting new series like Syfy and USA’s Chucky and the third season of Netflix’s You should keep creepshow aficionados on the edge of their seats.

I know what you did last summer (Amazon Prime Video)

A picture from the upcoming Amazon Prime series I Know What You Did last summer.

Something of a modernized bid for the 1997 horror favorite of the same name, Amazons I know what you did last summer seems to step much for the same reason as the quarter century old original, while adding a lot more panache to the process.

Focusing on a group of friends brought together by a tragic accident, things take a turn when a mysterious killer who claims to be aware of their guilt embarks on a murder spree. Some serial drama and some singing slasher, I know what you did last summer may just be a must-watch for fans of late-90s horror.

American Horror Story (FX)

American Horror Story Coven Ryan Murphy

This fan favorite may never die. AHS returned to the small screen this fall this year after being pushed back from film delays due to the global health pandemic.

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Called the “Double Feature” for this season, names including Macaulay Culkin as an official newcomer have been announced to star in the addictive horror show. Although some are considering American horror story‘s latest incarnation to be somewhat disappointing, there is no doubt about the appeal of the latest installment in one of the longest running modern horror TV series.

Dig (Netflix)

A still image of the character Joe from the Netflix series You.

The couple Joe and Love have settled in the suburbs, but their new lives are broken up as Joe begins to develop an unhealthy obsession with their neighbor. Love that is desperate to prevent their superficially perfect lives from falling apart must take some drastic measures to keep Joe in check.

A captivating thriller saga that has had Netflix subscribers hooked since 2018, You comes into play as Days of Our Lives With the help of American psycho. With the third season to premiere in October, fans can’t wait to see the shocking twists in the upcoming installment.

Chucky (Syfy, USA)

Chucky 2021 TV

Chucky has never been, and never will be, just a scary doll; he lives in the nightmare of many viewers and now he comes to their TV screens at home. According to IMDb, the synopsis for the show implies that Chucky somehow shows up at a yard sale and causes mysterious murders throughout the area.

Filming for the new series reportedly started in March this year and was due to end in August. Inspired by the original films, Chucky premiered in early October on both Syfy and the US.

Day of the Dead (Syfy)

Promotional art for the Syfys Day of the Dead series.

Syfy’s new horror TV show, intended as a tribute to the director who popularized the zombie apocalypse troop in the cinema, Day of the Dead, looking at a city desperate to survive against a sudden onslaught of meat-hungry undead.

Although it has the same premise as the 1968 film on which it is loosely based, Day of the Dead have a much more easy-going approach. With a trailer filled with cheesy one-liners and subtly sinister humor, this seems to be aimed at audiences who can’t stop watching Edgar Wrights again Shaun of the Dead.

Locke & Key (Netflix)

Locke & Key Gyserier

Second season of Locke and Key premieres this year and it has already been renewed by a third. The show’s children – Bode, Tyler and Kinsey – are moved into Rendell Locke’s home after he is murdered. This is where it all started, but what does season 2 bring?

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That’s the question fans and new viewers will have answers to when they struggle with what the demonic forces will bring next. Set to return to Netflix in late October, second season of Locke and Key can just come up in advance what was already a pretty out-there series.

The Sandman (Netflix)

Sandman -animated horror series Netflix 2021

It has been said by several sources that this show is expected to be aired sometime this year. However, the exact premiere date for Netflix has not been solidified yet. As long as everything goes according to plan, horror fans can expect to see a new horror-TV favorite soon, though there is a chance it has been delayed until 2022.

Based on the cartoon from the late 80s to 90s, the production for this horror creation was actually in development hell for years. Dream is the main character, who is the king of stories on the show and was held hostage for over 100 years until the year 2021.

Horror Noire (horror)

Still from the Shudder's Horror Noire series.

Use of the service’s documentary from 2019 with the same name as the basis, Shudder’s Horror Noire seems to be an exploration and celebration of black actors and actresses in the world of film. The documentary featured everything from John Romeros Night of the Living Dead –a prominent horror film from the 60s, starring Duane Jones – for Tony Todd’s legendary role in such man series.

The payment in 2021 of Horror Noire will take a completely different approach; a miniseries with six unique stories with many names and faces included in the original documentary, this should be a treat for hardcore horror fans.

Just Beyond (Disney +)

An advertising image for the Disney + streaming series Just Beyond.

Disney is certainly not known for its work in the horror genre, and while Just beyond may not quite qualify as a series to contend with Chucky or American horror story, it certainly seems capable of delivering horror – especially among younger viewers.

An anthology series based on the graphic novel of the same name by children’s novelist RL Stine, Just beyond seems to mix Halloween season teenage whimsy with glimpses of true terror. Available to stream on Disney + in October, it may well stand out from the rest of Disney’s decidedly tame streaming lineup.

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