It's hard to miss the sudden proliferation of creeptastic TV shows debuting this month. Yes, it’s October, and that’s a prime time for frightening fare, but this year’s crop seems especially provocative.
For example, FX is airing the third episode of American Horror Story tomorrow (Wednesday) night. This show is billed as a psychosexual thriller, and that’s certainly accurate. I viewed the premiere with a friend, and neither of us was prepared for how much the show entertained and disturbed us in equal measure. (And can I just say that I want to be Jessica Lange in twenty years?)
AMC’s The Walking Dead is back for a second season, and while I enjoy its character-driven storytelling, I have to admit being somewhat over TV and movie zombies. I'd rather read about them, because what I imagine in my head is so much scarier than even the finest makeup artist can craft. I guess I’ll have to be satisfied with the sharp dialogue and excellent production values.
Finally, Grimm is coming to NBC on Halloween weekend. The show appears to be about a family that fights against various creatures from fairy tales and urban legends. Frankly? It looks like a glossy rip-off of the CW’s long-running cult favorite, Supernatural, but I’m willing to give it a try.
Do you like your scares in the intimacy of your own home, bathed in the glow of your TV screen, or do you prefer to be terrified in a crowd of strangers at the your local Cineplex? What are you watching for thrills this month?