Supernatural rewatch: 3 terrifying Season 2 episodes

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“Everybody Loves A Clown” (L-R) Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Samantha Ferris as Ellen Harvelle and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester star in SUPERNATURAL on The CW. Michael Courtney/The CW ©2006 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights SUPERNATURAL on The CW

Our Supernatural rewatch continues with a hunt for season two’s scariest episodes! Remember the beginning of Sam’s clown phobia?

Onto season two of Supernatural and the episodes are becoming more mythologically focused with the hunt for Azazel heating up in the wake of John Winchester’s sacrificial death.

The sophomore season of Supernatural introduces the Winchester’s penchant for demon deals as the season begins and ends with one. First when John swaps his soul for Dean’s and then when Dean bargains for Sam’s at the end. But in between the main storyline, we get plenty more monster-hunts, let’s take a look at some of the scariest episodes from the series’ second season.

3) No Exit

When blond women begin dying in an apartment complex, the Winchesters begin to suspect a ghost may be at fault. It is a ghost, none other than the first known serial killer’s ghost, H.H. Holmes.

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Holmes was active in the 19th century and constructed a place known as the “Murder Castle“. It served as a hotel but the entire building was booby-trapped with puzzles, passageways and secret chutes which were said to send victims plummeting to his basement where Holmes kept vats of acid and a crematorium to dispose of bodies.

In “No Exit”, Holmes ghost is actively killing women in Los Angeles and Jo Harvelle (against her mother’s wishes) accompanies Sam and Dean on the hunt. She winds up getting kidnapped by Holmes and we see the twisted way he keeps his prisoners in boxes until he’s ready to kill them.

There is even one graphic scene of scalping in this episode where Holmes rips a chunk of a girl’s hair out of her skull. It still gives me the chills.

This episode marks the first time we see ectoplasm in action. Ectoplasm is a disgusting, tar-like substance. Often it can be seen oozing out of cracks in the walls or floor. It is the mark of an extremely dangerous spirit.

If you’re interested in learning more about H.H. Holmes, I highly recommend reading “The Devil in the White City,” a famous non-fiction literary work about the serial killer by Erik Larson. It is even being adapted into a television series at Hulu from Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese.