27 best horror shows to watch (and 14 shows you should skip)

CHUCKY -- "Give Me Something Good to Eat" Episode 102 -- Pictured: Chucky -- (Photo by: SYFY)
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Horror shows: The Terror

  • Seasons: 2
  • Created by: David Kajganich (season 1), Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein (season 2)
  • Starring: Varies by season
  • Streaming: Hulu

The Terror is another horror anthology series, this time based on the book of the same name by Dan Simmons. The first season is based on the book while the second bears no relation, therefore it’s not too much of a surprise that while the first season is great television, season 2 stumbles significantly.

In season 1, the Royal Navy sends explorer ships into uncharted territory in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. Not long after reaching the vicinity, the ships become frozen and trapped in ice. Those on board must try to survive at all costs while being stalked by an unknown menace. The show’s second season takes place during WWII at a Japanese internment camp and revolves around a specter from folklore.

So far, no third season has officially been announced but apparently one could potentially happen in the future. While the first season of The Terror is especially gripping, taut, and well-written, the show’s second season, “Infamy,” feels more amateurish with a plotline that relies heavily on cheap scares and typical genre cliches. It’s not terrible by any means, but it just has the disadvantage of being compared to a truly excellent first season.

The Terror Verdict: WATCH | The Terror: Infamy Verdict: SKIP