Freakish

Halloween is around the corner, and while it's still a growing trend South Africa those who are in the mood to indulge in the fright night can challenge themselves to some of Showmax's scariest local and international offerings.

1. HBO’s Beware the Slenderman

This terrifying and 100% true documentary investigates the disturbing case of two 12-year-old girls who committed a brutal murder to appease a fictional online bogeyman known as the Slenderman. Watch from 22 October.


2. Channel Zero

A spine-chilling horror anthology series, Channel Zero devotes each season to telling a new terrifying story. Each seasonal instalment is based on a different "creepypasta," a popular user-generated online horror story. Watch now »

 


3. Freakish, S1-2

A chemical explosion in their town leaves a whole school isolated. Then the monsters arrive and they have to fight for survival in this exciting thriller series.  


4. Siembamba | Made in SA

She thought her depression was caused by her child's birth. Then Chloe starts to suspect that an evil entity is haunting them, but nobody believes her. Siembamba is nominated for eight Africa Movie Academy Awards in October, including Best Film, Best Director (Darrell Roodt) and Best Actress (Reine Swart). It was also nominated for two SAFTAs.  


5. You've Been [email protected], S1-2

There is no escape in the connected world as four seemingly unrelated teenagers are targeted by an anonymous creep who stalks them with violent videos. Can they stop it? 

 

6. Die Ontwaking | Made in SA

A serial killer is stalking women and killing them for their tattoos. But only one cop, a new rookie, is getting close to the truth in this gripping thriller. 


7. Dark Beacon 

Tracking down her former lover, Amy stumbles upon an isolated lighthouse. But there is something very wrong there and she's suddenly up against real madness and dark forces…