Weekly Round-Up #5
Hey guys, this week’s informal “Weekly Round-Up” is just before Halloween, so I thought I’d take a look at some Halloween recommendations. There’s plenty of information out there about which Halloween classics to stream (also, stay tuned for Devin’s article next week), so I thought I’d take a look at a couple newer, episode-based recommendations. So, here is some (slightly older) news about a Halloween favorite, as well as two shows on Netflix that have been making their way around the internet.
In case you missed it: Stranger Things Season 3…isn’t out yet.
For the last couple years, Netflix’s Stranger Things (2016-) stole the spotlight during Halloween, spawning hundreds of articles, interviews, and reviews. This year, there’s a rather conspicuous absence, since Season 3 has not made an appearance – yet. There are some reports that Stranger Things may be back as early as next summer. If you’re interested, I would recommend Vanity Fair’s interview with David Harbour (who plays Chief Hopper on the show).
The Haunting of Hill House (2018-)
Taking the place of Stranger Things on Netflix this year is The Haunting of Hill House (2018-). This 10-episode series is an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 horror novel, and has earned surprisingly good reviews, and promises a little less than ten hours of ghosts, jump scares, and dark hallways. If you’ve already finished the series and are looking for just a bit more, check out this article from Vulture, “The Haunting of Hill House: All the Hidden Ghosts You Missed.”
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-)
Another Netflix Original series generating some buzz in the media is Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-). Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is another adaptation, but this time of an earlier show, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996-2003), although Netflix’s show changes the tone of the series from a wacky sitcom to a darker, but still comedic take on the life of a 16 year-old girl who just happens to also be a witch. NPR called Sabrina “wicked, good,” but if you’re still unconvinced, take a look at the trailer below, or just sit down for one of the show’s 10 hour-long parts.