‘The Terror‘ is a horror anthology TV series which premiered on ABC on March 25, 2018. The show is created by David Kajganich who has adapted it from a book of the same name written by Dan Simmons. The show centers around two ships belonging to the Royal Navy HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. The captain of HMS Erebus is Sir John Franklin. This is his last mission before he retires. Sir John has been described by people as someone who is liked by all, but actually there are not many people who genuinely have respect for him.
Sir John’s career has not been that illustrious either. However, this journey suddenly turns out to be quite perilous. The two ships get frozen and are stuck in the extremely cold Arctic waters and it looks like there is hardly any chance of survival. Sir John’s wrong instructions are to be blamed for this disaster, and now it is upon him to figure out a way for the men to reach home safely. But their conditions keep worsening and infighting ensues after being stuck in the snow for so many days without any respite whatsoever. Moreover, there is a spirit that is lurking around, causing them constant harm.
The show received positive acclaim from both critics and audiences. If you enjoyed watching this series and are looking for shows that explore similar ideas and concepts, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘The Terror’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘The Terror’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
6. Slasher (2016-)
‘Slasher’ is a Netflix original series that follows an anthology format. Here, each story gets over by the end of the season. Slashers are a sub-genre of horror films and boast of some hugely popular films like ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ (1974) and the ‘Saw’ film series. Creator of the series, Aaron Martin stated clearly that while making ‘Slasher’ his objective was to create a combination of three genres — a murder mystery set in modern times, the whodunit nature of Agatha Christie‘s works, and slasher films which he claims have a big influence on his life.
Just like ‘The Terror’, the story of ‘Slasher’ is about a group of people stuck in a place where there is a sinister killer going around killing people one after the other. There is also a sense of infighting because any one of the characters involved in the story can be the killer. We can see infighting in ‘The Terror’ as well when the soldiers get stuck in the snow for days on end. The major difference is that the sinister force in ‘The Terror’ may be a supernatural entity, while in ‘Slasher’ it is a human being who is causing all the damage. The series received positive critical acclaim for remaining true to its genre influences and also delivering a thrilling story at the same time.