A Spooktacular Pairing: TV Shows and Haunting Poems

With Halloween creeping around the corner, what better way to celebrate the spooky season than with a tantalizing fusion of spine-tingling TV shows and haunting poems? Join us on a macabre journey as we pair some of your favorite Halloween-themed TV shows with poems that will send shivers down your spine!


Buffy the Vampire Slayer & “The Vampire” by Delmira Agustini

Are you ready to dive into the supernatural realm? Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Delmira Agustini’s “The Vampire” make an enchanting duo. Buffy battles the forces of darkness while Agustini’s poem tells the tale of a mysterious, ominous evening, creating an atmosphere that will have you questioning every creak and rustle you hear.


Twin Peaks & “The House of Ghosts” by Margaret Widdemer

David Lynch’s enigmatic Twin Peaks pairs beautifully with Widdemer’s creepy masterpiece, “The House of Ghosts.” Both are enigmatic and atmospheric, filled with mysteries that keep you guessing. The eerie surroundings of the small town of Twin Peaks mirror the haunting verses of this poem, creating an uncanny connection.


The Addams Family & “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

For a touch of dark humor, we match The Addams Family with Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” The quirky, kooky, and altogether spooky Addams family would appreciate the macabre fascination of a heart that just won’t stop beating.


Stranger Things & “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

Journey through the 1980s with the supernatural scenes of Stranger Things and contemplate on more reflective jouneys in the Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken.” While the kids in Hawkins, Indiana, navigate the supernatural, Frost’s poem explores choices and the paths we take in life. A hauntingly fitting match for the young adventurers of Hawkins.


American Horror Story & “The Haunted House” by Thomas Hood

American Horror Story and Thomas Hood’s “The Haunted House” are a match made in haunted heaven. Each season of the show brings new terrors, and Hood’s poem takes you on a chilling tour of a house filled with eerie surprises.


The Twilight Zone & “The Tyger” by William Blake

Enter the dimension of imagination with The Twilight Zone, where the bizarre and uncanny reign supreme. Pair this classic show with William Blake’s “The Tyger,” and you’ll be contemplating the nature of good and evil while exploring the unknown.


Penny Dreadful & “The Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti

Penny Dreadful dives deep into the darkest corners of classic horror literature. Pair it with Christina Rossetti’s “The Goblin Market,” a poem filled with eerie allure, and you have a match that will leave you entranced by the supernatural.


Supernatural & “Her Kind” by Anne Sexton

Sam and Dean Winchester, the demon-hunting brothers of Supernatural, are always on a quest to battle the forces of darkness. Pair their adventures with Anne Sexton’s “Her Kind,” a haunting tale of witchcraft and transformation, and you’ll be spellbound.


Midsomer Murders & “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” by Oscar Wilde

Mystery, murder, and mayhem run rampant in the quaint villages of Midsomer Murders. Oscar Wilde’s “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” a chilling narrative of crime and punishment, is a perfect pairing for a series filled with deceptively tranquil settings and sinister secrets.


Whether you’re a fan of vampires, ghouls, or witches, or just enjoy a good old-fashioned mystery, there’s a spooky TV show-poem pairing for everyone this Halloween. So grab your favorite poem, binge-watch your chosen show, and let the spooktacular celebrations begin!