BURBS STAFF PICKS: Top 10 Halloween Streams



Welcome to our sixth installment of Sunday Streaming Suggestions! For this one, we decided to give you guys a special Halloween edition with double the picks.


Writers Ralph James, Jack Martin, Evan Linden, Carter Ferryman, and Evan Northrup delivered a lineup of classics to stream this fall:


The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020) - Netflix


Netflix’s newest horror series is as chilling as it is confusing—in the best way possible. 


Confusing might not be the most enticing word, but it’s the first one that comes to mind. Nearly every episode of this limited series shatters your previous perceptions, throwing you for a loop up until the final credits roll. The show is centered within the confines of the titular Bly Manor—a storied estate in the English countryside that is home to the orphaned Flora and Miles Wingrave. They were looked after by nanny Hannah Grose (T’Nia Miller), chef Owen Sharma (Rahul Kohli), and gardener Jamie (Amelia Eve) up until naive American teacher Dani Clayton (Victoria Pedretti) arrived to fill in the spot of their former governess who mysteriously passed away. 


Almost everyone in this show is fighting demons; seeking shelter in the quiet bliss of Bly, running away from something they’d rather forget. Those demons catch up quick, though—and they don’t play fair. No one in the show is safe.


The show is loosely inspired by the 1898 novel The Turn of the Screw, and it’s also the latest addition to the Netflix anthology The Haunting—following up 2018’s The Haunting of Hill House. If you enjoy shows that have you on edge the whole way through, The Haunting of Bly Manor is one to add to your watchlist.


-Evan Linden

As Above So Below (2014) - Netflix


Wow, this is the first time I’ve recommended a movie for my staff pick. I’m more of a TV guy if you couldn’t tell by now, but I love a gripping film—As Above So Below is one of them.


As Above So Below is the epitome of psychological horror. When explorer/scholar Scarlett Marlowe (Perdita Weeks) taps her ex-boyfriend George (Ben Feldman) to translate Aramaic engravings for her, she realizes that the key she is looking for is located deep in the catacombs of Paris. After consulting locals, they are dire