Spine Tingling Television

4 months ago Valery Caraballo Comments Off on Spine Tingling Television

Peel your head to the corner of the room as you see your worst childhood monsters still lurking in the shadows. Will they creep into your closets the rest of your life ? Have we lost our minds hiding from the dark ? The Haunting of Hill House is a psychological horror show that will definitely have your skin crawling. The story is a modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name that follows siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. As adults, they are forced back together in the face of tragedy and must finally confront the ghosts of their past. Some of those ghosts still lurk in their minds, while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House. As you are introduced to the characters in the show, you begin to learn how the monsters in their corner never left and as a result affected their lives, but will it end them? The question throughout the show will remain, are the monsters real? Does trauma follow addiction? This show alone will be a traumatic horror watch, making it a top show recommendation.

Your feet have pulled you downstairs as you hear your mother in a distance, when you walk into the room you see her rip an adult tooth right out of her mouth with a knife.The show Marianne is based on the nightmares of a writer who only stopped having these very real terrors when she began to publish it.Now her worst fears have come to life for a friend of hers causing the possible possession of her mother. Choose to follow Emma’s nightmares, in hopes Marianne won’t be in yours. Your fears lay at the bed of your feet in arms width of your traumatizing past.

Creeping into the basement where you’ve flashed your light to jars of human body parts and trails of blood on each table. The corner of each room gives a sudden feeling as though you’re being watched. Has each American Horror Story kept you up? You had been warned you would die in there. Enter each episode with the same bravery the twins thought they had.

The new show Creepshow has a continuation of Stephen King’s Stories giving two horror stories in each episode. Your hands have reached into the inside of your doll house and though you loved dolls , a severed  head was not expected. Some stories will slightly haunt your images of something as simple as where you place your toys.

The horror show of your childhood has returned and begun to traumatize your children too. As the static from the television fills the house with what was seen to be just a loud noise, your monster can enter your reality. The first episode will raise the question, do we let our monsters make all the choices or do they scare us  so much we have to? While each episode is different, the psychological effect is what breaks the audience. Channel Zero brings stories like these and new terrifying ones each season.

You will constantly look over your shoulders to piece together the other night. Did you provoke him? Did you let him in your house? Each episode of Two Sentence Horror Stories will bring different scenarios and characters to the screen. The traumatized characters will push you to fear with them while each suffers different kinds of pain. Leaving an episode for a wide variety of audience, it makes everyone just a little bit more afraid of being home alone.

Though we have not been as interested in scary TV shows, they all have the same intention. A fear that tricks the mind is what defines horror. You can’t fear what you see without the thought of having to look over your shoulder. Do we lack the need to scream?

Valery Caraballo
vecaraballo@vwu.edu