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The return of Chucky and the best horror Box Sets

The return of Chucky and the best horror Box Sets

Halloween may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean spooky season is over. Especially with a new series, Chucky, on the cards…

By Ross Campbell, Writer

Have you got a penchant for the paranormal, a proclivity for the occult, or an all-out, unashamed yearning for gore? Then you’re in the right place. Because we’re celebrating all the scariest shows available to stream right now, on the back of Chucky’s turbulent, blade-wheeling return.


That’s right, everyone’s favourite homicidal doll is back in business, this time receiving the TV treatment. After seven movies, the show continues the story with teenager Jake (Zackary Arthur) buying Chucky at a yard sale. Unsurprisingly, things start to go wrong from then on, as Jake quickly falls under Chucky’s spell, assisting him in his bloodthirsty quest to rain terror upon suburbia. A double-bill will air on Sky Max/HD (CH 121) on Friday 3 December at 9pm. 

With original Child’s Play creator Don Mancini back at the helm, and Brad Dourif again providing the voice of Chucky, the series will not disappoint.


To get you in the mood, check out some of our favourite TV horror picks, available to stream right now from Netflix, Amazon Prime Vide,  and BBC iPlayer.


Adaptations for terrifying telly


Ash Vs Evil Dead

Find series 1-3 in Apps & Games > Netflix

From the original creator of The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi) comes Ash Vs Evil Dead, with Bruce Campbell reviving his titular role 30 years after the cult classic.


Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

This psychological thriller from the creators of American Horror Story tells the origin story of Nurse Ratched – the cold-hearted matriarch of the asylum from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.


Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

In this dark, comedic take on Bram Stoker’s story, we follow a real estate appraiser into the heart of Transylvania, where he meets the Count himself.


What We Do In The Shadows

Find series 1-3 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

This mockumentary horror sees three vampiric flatmates, Nandor, Laszlo, and Nadja, living a relativity humdrum life in modern-day New York.


Find seasons 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > Netflix

Ghostface has been afforded the TV treatment in this follow-up to the classic films. With all the usual suspenseful, slasher signatures, it’s a must-see for long-time fans of the franchise.


I Know What You Did Last Summer

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Welcome back, IKWYDLS! A group of teens find themselves being hunted by someone – or something – that knows about their chilling secret.

The Haunting Of Bly Manor

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Based on the classic gothic novel The Turn Of The Screw, this tells the story of an au pair who’s hired to look after two children in a sprawling manor. But what seems like a steady nanny job quickly turns into a nightmarish, inescapable trauma.


Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

Find series 1-4 in Apps & Games > Netflix

It’s Sabrina The Teenage Witch, but not as you remember her from Nickelodeon or the Archie Comics. This series explores the much darker reality of the teenager who must live a double life.



Find series 1-3 in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royal) takes on the titular role of Hannibal Lecter, managing to gain the sympathy of FBI criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy).


The Haunting Of Hill House

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

This supernatural horror from Mike Flanagan, loosely based on Shirley Jackson’s classic gothic horror novel, jumps back and forth in time, as a family relive the terrifying experiences that drove them far, far away from their old home.


Occult originals


Midnight Mass

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

When Riley returns to his God-fearing childhood home after a stint in prison, he reluctantly seeks advice on sobriety from the town’s new priest. But strange things are afoot, as the local islanders begin to grow younger. 


Brand New Cherry Flavour

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

In this supernatural series, we meet an amateur filmmaker who wants to make her way in Hollywood. But when she’s offered a hallucinatory experience to expand her mind, things quickly go awry.


Stranger Things

Find seasons 1-3 in Apps & Games > Netflix

Stranger Things is a love letter to 1980s horror and sci-fi. The story follows a group of friends – one of whom has telekinetic powers – as they do battle with inter-dimensional monsters that have designs on a sleepy town in Indiana.


Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

When a Black family move from North Carolina to LA in the 1950s, they thought they’d be leaving their demons behind. But that couldn’t be further from the truth, when they arrive in a very conservative, all-white Compton.


Eerie anthologies


American Horror Story

Find seasons 1-8 in Apps & Games > Netflix

This star-studded, spine-tingling treasure trove of a series features the same cast, adopting different roles, in various original stories – each stranger and more unusual than the last.



Find seasons 1-3 in Apps & Games > Netflix

In this anthology series, each driven by a mysterious, masked killer, we see the terrorising of a small town, teens trying to cover up their lake house slaughter, and the hunting of a group who didn’t report the murder they witnessed.


Black Mirror

Find seasons 1-5 in Apps & Games > Netflix

This dystopian series created by Charlie Brooker explores various near futures, in which fascinating and terrifying new technologies have reshaped our world. 

When is Sky Max’s Chucky on TV?

Chucky airs on Sky Max/HD (CH 121) on Fridays at 9pm, with the first two episodes screening on December 3rd.


How to watch Netflix with Virgin TV

If you have a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®:


Press home on your remote

Select Apps & Games

Select All Apps 

Select Netflix


If you’re already a Netflix subscriber, you can also access the app through Search & Discover or by pressing Red on channel 204. Just sign in with your existing login and start watching. And you’ll only have to log in the first time you use it. 


If you’re new to Netflix, then you’ll need to subscribe to use the app. The easiest way to do this is by going to You can also subscribe using the Netflix app in Apps & Games.


How to watch Amazon Prime Video with Virgin TV

Prime Video is available to all Virgin TV customers with a V6 box, powered by TiVo®, and a subscription to the service. Simply sign up to Amazon Prime Video via their website, and you can log in on the box. And because Prime Video is fully integrated into TiVo®, you can search without even going into the app. Just select Search & Discover from the Home menu and type in the name of the show or movie you’re after.

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