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Last year, a very enthusiastic subscriber asked for recommendations on what we thought were the creepiest MHz Choice episodes to watch on Halloween. We put together a personalized list for her, and this year we decided to expand that list and share it with everyone! So, grab your favorite pumpkin spiced beverage and get ready to be scared as we present The Top 5 Spookiest Episodes on MHz Choice!


Dolmen – The Complete Series

MYSTERY | FRANCE | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Dolmen

What could be more perfect than coming home to marry your childhood sweetheart? Watching Dolmen, of course! Police officer Marie Kremaur returns to the beautiful, craggy island of Ty Kern off the coast of Brittany to marry Christian, but wedding plans turn into funeral preparations as the island becomes the stage for strange, nightmarish happenings.

Why it’s great Halloween viewing:
It’s very gothic and very campy, and crabs are scary fun! There are also ghosts, bleeding stones, magical braids and perfectly-coiffed cops.


The Undertaker – Ghosts

MYSTERY | SWITZERLAND | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

The Undertaker

Luc and Fabio find themselves drawn to the case of a young woman found hanged in a haunted castle…

Why it’s great Halloween viewing:
Did we mention the haunted castle? Also – Fabio falls in love with a ghost!



Anatomy of Evil – Fear

MYSTERY | AUSTRIA | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Anatomy of Evil

When a six-year-old girl disappears from her home in the mountain village of Semmering in Lower Austria, ex-con Max Rieger is instantly arrested. Criminal psychologist Richard Brock is called in to make Rieger talk, but Brock doubts his guilt. Something else has happened here, something related to the local psychiatric clinic…

Why it’s great Halloween viewing:
It’s a disturbingly dark riff on Thomas Mann’s ‘The Magic Mountain’ – and you’ll never guess the ending!


Tatort: Cologne – Martinsfire

DRAMA – CRIME | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Tatort: Cologne. Max Ballauf (Klaus J. Berendt) and Freddy Schenk (Dietmar Bär).

The body of a four-year-old boy is found in a remote village. Freddy suspects they’re dealing with a psychopath and Max befriends Mirko, an emotionally neglected eight-year-old whom he suspects knows more than he’s willing to admit. As they investigate the murder, Freddy and Max are drawn further into a world of children’s fears – and grown-ups’ nightmares…

Why it’s great Halloween viewing:
There’s more than a hint of Stephen King in this eerie fever dream of an episode, as Freddy and Max encounter the strange denizens of an impoverished rural community and their disturbed children. Spooky direction by Niki Stein, who helmed some of the most memorable of the early Tatort: Cologne episodes.



Crime Scene Cleaner – An Assignment From Beyond

COMEDY | GERMANY | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | TV-14

Crime Scene Cleaner

Schotty is called in to clean a house where a homeless man was found dead. He arrives to discover that he’s not the only one there to cleanse the property; a shaman has also been brought in to perform ancient rites!

Why it’s great Halloween viewing:
Because Schotty rules, OK?