When you feel like you’ve run out of scary TV shows to watch, let the stars pick the next one for you. Whether you’re a die-hard believer in astrology or just in the mood for some fun, your zodiac sign will help point you in the right direction.
Whether you’re a meticulous, resourceful Virgo hungry for a new series to devour or an adventure-seeking Sagittarius looking to explore strange, new worlds, the stars are looking out for you. All the planets will align with these hair-raising horror shows perfect for every sun sign. And maybe your moon sign, too.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Aries’ are well known to be creative, driven, competitive, and well-accomplished. And who fits that description better than the one and only Nancy Drew?
The CW’s hit take on the classic Nancy Drew mysteries has all the crime and horror your heart could desire wrapped into one. Follow the iconic sleuth as she works to clear her name in a murder investigation—and finds out along the way that this mystery may not be as straightforward as it seems. In fact, it may be otherworldly…
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taurus is one of the most dependable and grounded signs. Their unwavering and loyal attitude may come off as stubborn to some, but really, they just know who they are and how to go after what they want.
Penny Dreadful, the classic and ambitious horror series, draws upon a plethora of iconic Gothic fiction characters, so it can’t get more grounded in its subject matter than that. Taking its name from “penny dreadfuls,” sensationalist fiction of the 19th-century, you’ll meet everyone from Dorian Gray to Victor Frankenstein.
If you like your horror to be big, brash, and bold but always with its eye on the real world, this is the perfect show for you.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Geminis are too often reduced to just being the “two-sided” sign. But in actuality, Geminis are incredibly adaptable and social. A whole mood or personality can change in an instant, based on the environment or surroundings.
Thus, there’s no better horror show for this zodiac sign than Netflix’s Hemlock Grove. Set in a sinister town populated by people/creatures who are not what they seem, this monster-filled horror thriller series will keep you guessing at who’s right, and who is terribly wrong.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Cancer is defined by its loving, nurturing nature. Considered the “mother” sign of the zodiac, Cancers often have a strong attachment to family life and their home. And nobody loves the sweet embrace of home like Norman Bates.
Bates Motel, a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho, delves into the home life of iconic psychopath Norman Bates before he transformed into the killer we’ve come to know. A terrifying dive into the relationship between Norman and his mother, Norma, it’s clear that emotions run high in this family. Let’s hope, Cancer, that yours aren't quite as hot.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Leo is one of the most charismatic, bright, fiery, and loving signs in all of the zodiac. If your zodiac sign is yearning for a horror show with some tenderness, look no further than Netflix’s brilliant reimagining of Sabrina, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Based on the Archie Comics series of the same name, this horror series has all the witchy goodness, family affection, and romantic intrigue you could ever want for—with more than a dash of Satanism, too.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The more analytical and detail-oriented of the bunch, Virgos are known for their diligence and practicality. But sometimes, their need for control can veer into obsession and perfectionism. And if you ever feel yourself walking that dangerous path, then Hannibal is the right show for you.
The notorious Hannibal Lecter never loses his cool, and that calm demeanor couldn’t be more frightening. For the Virgo desperate to dig into a bloody new horror series, Hannibal is the perfect bite.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Scream: The TV Series
The social butterfly to end all other social butterflies, Libras are always the life of any party. But when their interpersonal relationships sour on them, conflict can be intense. And if there’s a Libra among MTV’s Scream, maybe even deadly. If you’re looking to lighten the mood without compromising the terror, this show has you covered.
This reimagining of Wes Craven’s iconic slasher film Scream focuses on the trials and tribulations in the lives of a group of twisted teenagers. As the town of Lakewood recovers from an old string of murders, new, dark, and dangerous secrets will be revealed. And one girl may find herself at the center of it all.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpios love getting to the bottom of a good mystery, and no show is more chock-full of mysteries than Amazon’s horror anthology series Lore.
Based on the podcast of the same name, each episode of Lore investigates a new terrifying tale of horror and legend through a combination of documentary footage and scripted scenes. For the Scorpio drawn to secrecy, this horror show is perfect for your zodiac sign.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Sagittarius is defined by its adventurous spirit and desire for knowledge and experience. Any good Sagittarian knows how to spin a story and keep every listener on the edge of their seat. For the Sag looking for boundaries to break with compelling tales, Channel Zero is the perfect genre-bending treat.
Based entirely on popular creepypastas, Channel Zero tackles everything from creepy children’s shows to sinister haunted house attractions. Unsettling and disturbing, this show is almost as unique as the Sagittarius in your life.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorns are natural leaders. With their take-charge attitude, dedication, and goal-oriented personalities, a Capricorn is always sure to get to the truth. But sometimes they can throw themselves into their work just a bit too much.
In HBO’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider, what appears to be a simple murder investigation is thrown off course when an insidious entity enters the picture. These detectives are determined to discover who, or what, is behind the heinous crime, and any Capricorn will be too.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
The archetypal revolutionary and rebel, Aquarius is not afraid to shake things up a bit. This zodiac sign is characterized by deep and creative thought, and anything an Aquarius thinks up is bound to be original. In Castle Rock, originality is everywhere.
Based in the world of horror mastermind Stephen King, this horror anthology series is not afraid to weave characters, plots, worlds, and times together until they are nearly impossible to untangle. If you’re looking for a unique show with a challenge, this is the one for you.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisces’ have a tendency to get a bit lost in their own world. With an intense desire to escape from reality and into fantasy, Pisces’ are no strangers to forging deep and spiritual connections in their lives.
In NBC's Grimm, the characters from the classic and originally terrifying Grimms’ Fairy Tales are back and better than ever. These conniving creatures walk the earth, and the “Grimms” are tasked with keeping the balance between the fantasy world and the real one. Dark, twisted, and ready to fuel your nightmares, if you’re a Pisces looking for a little more equilibrium in your life, let's hope this show can tell you how to find it.
Featured still from 'Channel Zero' via SyFy