New year, new fear.
Horror is having one hell of a renaissance lately and we’re going to see some really great television coming up this year. 2018 was a pretty great year for horror television, between the Netflix horrors of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and the Mike Flanagan-directed Haunting of Hill House to the continued excellence of Channel Zero and the fantastic recent season of American Horror Story. We can hope that the streak continues into the new year. Here are five shows any horror fan should be looking forward to in 2019.
Jordan Peele, who is going to wow us again with this year’s Us, executive produces the new series Lovecraft Country. Based on a fantastic book written by Mark Ruff, Lovecraft Country fuses the racist horror of Jim Crow America with the cosmic terrors of H.P. Lovecraft. It’s a story about a family touched by evil, traveling through the deep south in the 1950s, looking for their missing patriarch. .
Locke & Key
Joe Hill’s phenomenal graphic novel series Locke & Key is a dark fantasy about a family moving into a mysterious old home with sinister secrets behind every closed door. It is being released as a 10 episode Netflix series with Joe Hill as the executive producer and with Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain, Bates Motel) as showrunner.
The October Faction
The October Faction is one of my favorite comics of all time. The basic gist of the story is what if the Addams Family were also monster hunters, and it’s brilliantly told by writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and illustrated by one of my favorite artists, Damien Worm. This terrifying tale of a macabre family will be arriving as a ten episode series on Netflix.
Another Joe Hill-penned story gets adapted for the small screen! Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) stars a Charlie Manx, a monster that feeds on the souls of children and takes what remains to Christmasland, a dark parody of Christmas where soulless monsters play vicious games. Into this nightmare steps Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings, Hounds of Love,) who chases Manx down to rescue her son.
What We Do In The Shadows
I cannot wait for this show.
What We Do In The Shadows is one of the best horror comedies of all time, and this series brings the tale to America, where a bunch of vampires were sent to conquer the country 200 years ago and stopped at New York. The series is produced by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement and I’m hoping to see cameos of their characters from the original film.
Those are all of the upcoming new shows coming to all us horror fans. And, best of all, we have a trailer for the new season of Stranger Things.