Sunday 3 January 2021

If you have a penchant for horror shows or generally enjoy getting the jeepers creepers scared out of your skin, then chances are that you’re part of the Kingdom fandom. The Korean original series tells the tale of a mysterious plague set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period, promising lots of fun and fear in their zombie-filled episodes

Season two of Kingdom was just released on 13 March 2020, which is great news. The bad news? Some – if not most – of you might have already went through all six episodes over. If you belong to said category, here are some chilling and thrilling films that you might also enjoy post-Kingdom:

Dead To Me

Cast: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden, Max Jenkins, Sam McCarthy and Luke Roessler

Following her role in horror movie The Curse of La Llorona, Linda Cardellini has moved on to this black comedy alongside Christina Applegate. The show revolves around a powerful friendship between two grieving women, Jen Harding and Judy Hale. Cardellini nails the part of Judy, who harbours a dark secret that lends a disturbing twist to the plot.

IMDB: 8.1/10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 86%

The Walking Dead

Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, David Morrissey and Melissa McBride

It’s been ten glorious seasons and counting. The show that pushed zombies into the mainstream is still running, even though so many main characters have died to keep it alive in the process. Go back to the beginning and see how the characters have changed over the seasons.

IMDB: 8.2/10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 81%

The Wire

Cast: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison, Larry Gilliard Jr., Wood Harris, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce and Lance Reddick

When Idris Elba’s star was rising and he was playing a gangster trying to make an honest living, The Wire was grittier than Law and Order and more serious than Hawaii Five-O. Tackling crime-ridden Baltimore are a bunch of cops and undercover sleuths trying to clean up the streets.

IMDB: 9.3/10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

The Man In The High Castle

Cast: Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel de la Fuente, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Rufus Sewell, Brennan Brown and Callum Keith Rennie

Ever wondered what it would be like if World War II went the other way? Well, indulge your imagination in this series based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel of the same name. This loosely inspired series depicts a United States that is ruled by the Nazi Reich alongside the Japanese empire. Resistance, espionage, nuclear threats and parallel universes all collide on this show, giving fans another take on a dystopian future.

IMDB: 8.1/10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 83%


Cast: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler

In line with the string of dark comedies that have been popping up in recent years is this Bill Hader special. A trained hitman finds solace in an acting group and wishes to pursue his dreams but of course, it gets in the way of him murdering people silently, so hijinks ensue.

IMDB: 8.3/10 | Rotten Tomatoes: 99%