It should surprise no one that we’re going to soon see a whole new string of genre series’ hitting the small screen. Horror has – arguably – never been hotter on the boob tube, and there are plenty of networks looking to either continue to, or begin capitalizing on the macabre wave.
Check out our guide to the new horror series’ landing on television in the coming months. We’ll see if they can keep up with masterpieces like Stranger Things, Outcast, The Walking Dead and Preacher!
(FOX) The Exorcist – September 23rd
TV show based on William Blatty’s1971 novel about a priest who performs exorcisms on demonic spirits.
(SyFy) Van Helsing – September 23rd
Vanessa Helsing, distant relative of famous vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, is resurrected only to find that vampires have taken over the world. She is humanity’s last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost.
(SyFy) Channel Zero: Candle Cove – September 27th
Based on a popular “creepypasta” (user-generated horror stories that are published and passed around the Internet), Candle Cove centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s, and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood.
(SyFy) Aftermath – September 27th
James Tupper and Anne Heche star In Aftermath, which follows the Copeland family (parents Karen and Joshua, and their children Dana, Brianna and Matt) as they battle for survival when civilization comes to an apocalyptic end, triggered by massive storms, meteor strikes, earthquakes, a plague – and the rise of supernatural creatures.
(HBO) Westworld – October 2nd
A series inspired by the 1973 film of the same title written by Michael Crichton about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings.
(USA Network) Falling Water – October 13th
The story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each of them is on a mysterious and highly personal quest – one is searching for his missing girlfriend, one is searching for a lost child, one is looking to cure his catatonic mother – and it is the clues found in their collective dream that come to guide them. The deeper they dig the more they come to realize that their missions touch on stakes that are much larger than their individual agendas.
(Pop) Wolf Creek – October 14th
Eve, a 19-year-old American tourist is targeted by crazed serial killer Mick Taylor. She survives his attack and embarks on a mission of revenge.
(FOX) The Rocky Horror Picture Show – October 20th
A straitlaced, square couple, seeking shelter from a storm, find themselves in the castle of a transsexual alien mad scientist intent on creating a buff bodybuilder.