Eerie Entertainment

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Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for some eerie entertainment. But why stick to horror movies when scary content comes in all forms of mediums? Here is the top alternative entertainment to enjoy during spooky season.

Podcast

The Left/Right Game:

Based on a story on r/NoSleep of the same name, The Left/Right Game is a horror podcast that has left even the bravest horror aficionados reeling from the incredible acting and terrifying sound design. The game is simple: drive in a pattern of left and right turns, never missing a road, and after a while you’ll enter a skewed new reality. The podcast follows ambitious journalist Alice Sharman, played by Tessa Thompson, as she accompanies the seemingly disillusioned man who is obsessed with it, along with a caravan of supernatural fanatics and skeptics alike, into the game. Over the span of 10 episodes, listeners will experience a journey into a dangerous unknown where supernatural forces roam, secrets long-kept surface, and survival is anything but guaranteed.

You can listen to it on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

TV Show

Ratched:

Ryan Murphy’s latest hit, Ratched tells the story of Mildred Ratched, a bitter, manipulative nurse who works in the same mental hospital where a murderer responsible for killing four priests is being held. Interweaved within are the perilous lives of multiple other characters, including but not limited to a lobotomy-obsessed doctor and a petulant teenager with no limbs. While few other plot details can be revealed without spoiling the show, potential viewers can look forward to a masterful performance from Sarah Paulson as Nurse Ratched, iconic costuming straight from the 1940s and 50s, and stunning cinematography that makes the show all the more intriguing.

You can watch it on Netflix.

Book

Dread Nation:

In a universe where the American Civil War was interrupted by the rise of zombies, young black women like Jane McKeene train for the opportunity to become Attendants– protectors of white upper class families and well-versed in both weaponry and etiquette. Jane, unlike the other students at the School of Combat she goes to, has no interest in actually continuing a career as an Attendant; her only goal is to return to the quiet anonymity of her family home in Kentucky. Yet, as the politics of the nation begin to derail, and Jane’s private life takes a turn for the worse, Jane will find that the walking dead she is responsible for fighting are the least of her problems. Putting a gory spin on American history, Dread Nation offers its readers a thrill with both its creepy zombie horror and its sharp critique of the era’s politics that will make it impossible to put down.