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

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Photo: Cynthia Erivo in The Outsider.. Image Courtesy Bob Mahoney/HBO /

Horror shows: The Outsider

  • Seasons: 1
  • Developed by: Richard Price
  • Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Bill Camp, Jeremy Bobb, Julianne Nicholson, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, Yul Vazquez, Jason Bateman, Marc Menchaca and Cynthia Erivo
  • Streaming: HBO

As mentioned, here is another Stephen King series that is definitely worth your time. The Outsider is based on King’s novel of the same name and the cast alone makes this show worth watching. It is also related to King’s other trilogy Mr. Mercedes with Cynthia Erivo playing the role of Holly Gibney, a main character in Mr. Mercedes and The Outsider.

The Outsider is about an investigation into what seems like a simple and straightforward, albeit extremely gruesome, murder of a young boy by a local cop. But then the investigation starts to second-guess everything they believe when a dark supernatural force intrudes on the case. It’s definitely a slow-burn kind of horror/thriller/mystery series but The Outsider is worth sinking your teeth into.

It’s a shame it got canceled after just one season but it’s still satisfying enough that you should invest your time into it. And like I said, the cast is incredible, with Erivo receiving recognition as a series standout. It’s definitely one of the best King adaptations out there.

Verdict: WATCH