‘Fall’ Into These New TV Series

Araya Jackson

October, hands down one of the best months of the year, has finally arrived, people! October seriously has so much going on that you should never be bored. The leaves change and the weather is perfect, homecoming events are happening left and right, and not to mention, all of the parties for Halloween! However, if you are feeling a lazy night in with some cheap wine and eerie television shows to go along with the Halloween spirit, then here are just a few ideas for TV shows you should really check out. Of course Disney, ABC Family and SyFy will be playing some of your favorite classic Halloween movies, but you may want to switch it up. I know I, personally, love the thrill and anxiety of wondering what will happen in next week’s episode.

“American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX)

The fifth season is starting, and although Jessica Lange will no longer be a part of the cast, no other than Lady Gaga will be playing the hotel Countess. I couldn’t think of anyone more weird and mysterious to play the part. It’s based around the Cecil hotel in Los Angeles, where there’s a wide history of countless murders and suicides. The season premiers Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m.

“Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC)

If you loved “The Walking Dead,” this is a definitely must see! This type series is based in the same world as “The Walking Dead.” It focuses on a fractured family in a city where people come to escape not only the undead but their own pasts. Strung out children, survival of the fittest, and the breakdown of society are just a few words I could use to summarize this. So an everyday family living in the apocalypse world? Sounds like good television to me. The show’s season finale will be Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m.

“Scream Queens” (Fox)

When I watched the premier of this last week, I was baffled that this was actually a show on TV, but at the same time, I was so amused and intrigued that I think me and my friends have started a new Tuesday night tradition (Tav Tuesday you’re not being replaced). Imagine a show based on a college campus, focused on the extreme ideas of Greek life with a crazed killer in a mascot’s costume running around. It’s so ridiculous that you have to keep watching. The show airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” (Starz)

When I came across this, I was shocked. I remember watching the old horror “The Evil Dead” when I was much younger, but now the producers have taken a twist from the movie and have created a series around it. Basically, Ash has been avoiding all responsibilities until the deadly plaque of zombies returns, and he is now the only hope mankind has. He has to reface what had happened 30 years earlier in the cabin and come to terms with his past. The premier is Saturday, October 31 at 9 p.m. Perfect for Halloween!