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跟Netflix學英文:Getting through this Halloween on your couch

【明報專訊】Halloween is just 5 days away. How will you be celebrating it this year? Not everyone fancies going to theme parks or out into packed bars in scary/sexy/goofy costumes, or has the guts to sneak into a haunted house for a spooky adventure. If you consider yourself a couch potato who prefers to stay home binge-watching horror shows, don't stick to just the classic ones like The Shining or Night of the Living Dead (1990) — Here are the best new Netflix horror original shows to get you through this Halloween:

The Haunting of Hill House is the perfect choice for horror fans looking for classics with a modern twist. Based on a 1959 novel by American author Shirley Jackson, the adaptation is a 10-episode family drama about five siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America. Now adults, they're reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their own pasts.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft. The American supernatural series reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch played by Kiernan Shipka, who wrestles to reconcile her half-witch, half-mortal nature, while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.

Hold The Dark is a psychological thriller that looks into the complexity and randomness of human behaviour compared to that of wild animals. Adapted from William Giraldi's book of the same name, the Alaska-set film follows the venture of a naturalist named Russell Core into the desolate wilderness where children have gone missing, suspectedly snatched and eaten by the wild wolves. The haunted-looking film has the perfect balance between beautiful cinematography that captured the Alaskan landscape and occasional outbursts of brutal violence that make your heart pump faster.

Haunted is for the hardcore horror fans who can no longer be fulfilled and excited by fictional stories. The reality/ variety show is an episodic series offering first-person accounts from people who have witnessed horrifying, peculiar, extraordinary supernatural events and other unexplained phenomena that continue to haunt them.

The Curious Creation of Christine McConnell is the first choice for the faint-hearted who still want to celebrate the day! In the reality food show, baker and artist Christine McConnell, bakes, sculpts and sews to create delectable confections and hauntingly disturbing decor with the help of her colorful collection of creatures. This is a series dark enough for adults yet entertaining at the same time for kids to enjoy!

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