Keep the Lights On: Horror TV Shows Releasing in 2021

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The fall of 2021 is going to be quite chilly. Seems like the horror genre is making its presence stronger on the small screen with every passing year. Keep your schedule free this Halloween, as numerous horror TV shows are set to release this fall. If American Horror Story, Stranger Things, The Haunting of Hill House, and Hannibal made you grab onto the bedsheets, then wait for the following horror shows that are about to hit your screen in the coming months. 


Midnight Mass- September 24, 2021

The entertainment industry has lately been blessed by the imaginative mind of director Mike Flanagan. He has taken the game of horror genre to a whole new level with spine-chilling stories that find their way to creep into your dreams. After Oculus, Doctor Sleep, The Haunting of Hill House, and The Haunting of Bly Manor, Flanagan is back with Midnight Mass. The show is set to release on Netflix and carries the same gloomy, eerie, and chilly aura of his previous shows. Henry Thomas, Annabeth Gish, and Kate Seigel are collaborating with the director yet once again.


Just Beyond- Fall 2021

Based on R.L. Stine’s graphic novel of the same name from Boom! , Just Beyond will make its on-screen debut on Disney+. Unlike other shows on the list, this one will cater to the whole family, including children. Being an anthology show, it will run eight episodes with a new story in each one.

Chucky– October 12, 2021


After reigning a significant part of the horror genre on the big screen for over 25 years, Child’s Play franchise is slashing its way through the TVs. It will see the return of most of the original characters and the cast members. It will continue from the aftermath of Cult of Chucky from 2017. The creator of the classic franchise, Don Mancini will be back as the writer and director. Other members such as Brad Dourif will once again voice the titular doll, Jennifer Tilly as Chucky’s bride Tiffany, Alex Vincent as Andy Barclay,Christine Elise McCarthy as Kyle, and Fiona Dourif as Nica Pierce. 

I Know What You Did Last Summer- October 15, 2021

Lois Duncan’s 1973 book of the same title is being translated yet again to the screen. Most of us might know of I Know What You Did Last Summer for the 1997 film starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Back then, it was criticized by the readers as well as Duncan for changing almost everything about the story. We are looking forward to discovering what Amazon Prime has in store with this upcoming TV show. 


Day Of The Dead- October 15, 2021

Sharing a title with George A. Romero’s 1985 classic hit Day of the Dead might raise fans’ expectations. But this upcoming horror series has no connection to the movie apart from the name and the zombie theme. It features a group of six strangers who align forces in order to survive the apocalyptic rise of the dead.


Written by Ipshita Barua

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