A Spooky Selection Of Scares
With Goedam’s spooky anthology of urban legends drawing to a close, you may be itching for another show to fill that void.
Well, we’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle of having to try and find something similar with our top 10 picks for alternate viewing.
To keep things simple for skim-readers we’ve added what similarities these have.
Of course for all the shows we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link so you can check out our full thoughts on that series and see if it’s something you want to invest your time with.
So without further ado, we present 10 TV shows that should whet the appetite when you’ve finished streaming Goedam.
Strangers From Hell
Similarities – Psychological Horror
Split across 10 episodes, Strangers From Hell is certainly a shorter offering than the usual 16 chapter K-dramas. The story revolves around a boy called Jong-Woo who moves to Seoul and finds himself abandoned and alone inside a creepy apartment block.
Strangers From Hell isn’t particularly scary but it does hold up as a compelling psychological thriller. If you can go into this one with an open mind, this ride to hell is certainly worth taking.
Love, Death & Robots
Similarities – Bite-size Episodes & Sci-Fi
Love, Death & Robots is as artistic as it is well written. Showing off a wide range of animated influences across its 18 episodes, this profound anthology series is one of the more surprising offerings from Netflix.
If you’re in the mood for something bite-sized and sci-fi, this one offers a good variety of different tales worth checking out. There’s even a few that dabble in horror as well.
Similarities – World-building & Sci-Fi
If you’re a fan of The Matrix, this is essential viewing. Serving as an accompanying world-building piece to the original trilogy, The Animatrix serves up 9 animated short films into one 100 minute collection.
The Animatrix adds in some compelling sci-fi and challenging ideas to boot. Yes this is technically still a film but it could very easy be cut up into 9 different chapters so it just about makes the cut to feature here.
Inside No. 9
Similarities – Spooky Tone & Story
The set-ups may be simple but don’t let that fool you – Inside No 9 is a fantastic anthology series and one of the must-watch programmes of the year.
Each of the 6-episode long series tackle a unique situation that usually unfold with a shocking or bizarre twist at the end. Unlike Black Mirror, Inside No. 9’s quality has only grown from strength to strength.
The first episode of season 1 really sets the tone for what follows and there’s some definite horror vibes flowing through this one.
Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
Similarities – Urban Legends & School kids
While Are You Afraid Of The Dark? is tailored toward kids, there’s no denying that some of the stories are pretty creepy. There’s an array of different tales to choose from and while some have aged poorly, others have not.
Unlike Goosebumps, there’s some genuinely unnerving stories and creatures lurking in the depths of this anthology. If you fancy something a little spooky but less outright horror, this one is a solid blast from the past.
Similarities – Thought-provoking Sci-fi
SF8 is essentially the Korean version of Black Mirror. It’s still streaming weekly on Viki but already this is shaping up to be a solid choice.
There’s horror underlying some thought provoking ideas and as an anthology, it borrows concepts from its Western cousins and adds a unique spin to proceedings. This one is highly recommended.
The Twilight Zone (1959)
Similarities – Short episodes & Horror
The Crème de la crème of anthology series; The Twilight Zone is a classic in every sense of the word and a mainstay for any sci-fi or horror fan.
Not to be confused for the lacklustre reboot, the original’s combination of horror, thought provoking ideas and sci-fi make this a wonderful show to watch.
Even all these years later, the show holds its own and if anthology shows are your jam, this one will most certainly play the right tune for you.
Similarities – Sci-Fi & Some Horror
Black Mirror is still the go-to for most people looking for a dark slice of sci-fi. While the later episodes do wane in quality, there’s no denying that some of the early episodes are absolutely fantastic.
With an uneasy dread clinging to this one (just like Goedam), this makes for a really easy recommendation and one you should absolutely check out if you haven’t already.
Similarities – Mystery & Horror
While it would be easy to write off The Cursed as yet another horror series, the mystery and ideas presented in this one lean heavily toward the supernatural.
The main story revolves around Jin-Hee, a reporter who investigates a mysterious case. Things quickly take a turn for the shocking and from here, the series manages to weave mystery and horror together beautifully.
In that respect this does share some similarities to Goedam and maintains an eerie and unpredictable atmosphere throughout.
Hotel Del Luna
Similarities – Ghosts & Mystery
Hotel Del Luna is one of those rare Korean dramas that strikes while the iron is hot and leaves an emotional crater in its wake.
With 16 episodes expertly blending romance, drama and horror, Hotel Del Luna twists and turns through its dual-narratives, split between past and present, before converging into a concise, well written and satisfying finale.
However, Hotel Del Luna features a good amount of ghostly other-world occurrences too. When this show switches to horror, there’s some lovely segments that certainly rival that seen in Goedam.
So there we have it, our 10 TV show picks to keep you busy while you try to shake off the goosebumps left behind by Goedam.
What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!