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Supernatural

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Well, you clicked on an article about supernatural shows, so it only makes sense to start with a show that hits the nail right on the head. Follow brothers Sam and Dean through 15 (!!) seasons as they hunt monsters and face an increasingly sinister landscape after losing their mother to a supernatural force.

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Wednesday

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Jenna Ortega stans, please stand up! Based on the classic Tim Burton character, a smart and sarcastic Wednesday Addams investigates a murder spree (and delivers an iconic dance scene) while making new friends and foes at Nevermore Academy. With the news that there’ll be a season 2, you better catch up on all the action before it’s too late.

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Penny Dreadful

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Penny Dreadful Season 1 | Official Trailer | Eva Green & Josh Hartnett SHOWTIME Series

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Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and other classic literary characters are brought into a new light as Penny Dreadful explores their origin stories in the dark corners of Victorian London. When Sir Malcolm loses his daughter to the city’s creatures, he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back…even if it means slaying some monsters here and there.

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Lockwood & Co.

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Lockwood & Co. | Official Trailer | Netflix

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In Lockwood & Co., a girl with psychic abilities joins two teen boys at a ghost-hunting agency to fight the deadly spirits haunting London.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

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Your teenage years are already full of horrors, but when you’re half human and half witch, it’s a whole ‘nother ball game. Magic and mischief collide as Sabrina navigates the two worlds while battling against evil forces that threaten her family and the human world.

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Riverdale

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While navigating the troubled waters of romance, family, and school, teen Archie and his friends become entangled in a dark mystery. I’m sure you’ve seen all the jokes and memes about the show’s miraculous longevity, but now that the seventh and final season has premiered, there’s plenty of supernatural to binge.

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Mayfair Witches

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White LotusAlexandra Daddario stars as an intuitive young neurosurgeon who discovers that she is the heir to a family of witches (big slay tbh). As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.

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What We Do in the Shadows

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This darkly funny comedy revolves around four vampire roommates living on Staten Island, and if you haven’t watched it yet, then you’ll wanna get up to speed, because we’ve already made it to season 5.

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Stranger Things

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Since the final season of Stranger Things isn’t dropping until 2024, fans have plenty of time to catch up on this sci-fi dramedy, which tells the story of young teens experiencing freaky phenomena in 1980s Indiana.

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The Haunting of…

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The Haunting of Hill House Season 1 Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

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First came The Haunting of Hill House, following by The Haunting on Bly Manor, and though Netflix hasn’t announced a new installment in the supernatural anthology series yet, fans have a feeling that a third season isn’t far off…hopefully.

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The Umbrella Academy

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In The Umbrella Academy, a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes reunite following their billionaire dad’s mysterious death, and word on the street is that season 4 is already in the works.

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Fate: The Winx Saga

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This teen drama follows five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where students learn how to master their magical powers.

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American Horror Story

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American Horror Stories

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This AHS spin-off series provides a freaky new supernatural horror story every episode, with plenty of AHS alums and newbies making appearances. With two full seasons already available to stream, there’s plenty of horror to go around.

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Locke & Key

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This drama tells the story of three siblings who—after their father’s murder—move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, where they discover reality-bending keys.

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Legacies

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A Vampires Diaries spinoff, Legacies follows teenage orphan Hope as she attends the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted and learns to control her abilities along with other supernatural students. Season 4 is finally here, but, unfortunately that’s where to storyline meets its end.

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A Discovery of Witches

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What happens when a young scholar (who also happens to be the descendent of witches) unearths a long-lost alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s library? She’s summoned into an enchanted underworld, of course, and that’s exactly what happens in this enchanting series.

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Monsterland

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Monsterland Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original

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While it’s still unclear when season 2 of this creepy anthology series is dropping, you’ll def want to check out the chilling first season, where people have terrifying encounters with mermaids, fallen angels, and other supernatural beings.

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Warrior Nun

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Netflix’s Warrior Nun: Season 1 – Official Red Band Trailer

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In Warrior Nun, a 19-year-old woman discovers she’s part of an ancient order tasked with fighting off evil demons on Earth, and what follows is pretty wild.

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SurrealEstate

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SurrealEstate (Syfy) Trailer HD – Tim Rozon haunted house series

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Starring the dream team of Tim Rozon and Sarah Levy (aka Mutt and Twyla from Schitt’s Creek), this paranormal drama follows a real estate team that handles the creepiest, most haunted houses on the market. Fun!! (Psst, go ahead and catch up on all 10 episodes before season 2 drops later this year.)

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