Remember when you had to watch Supernatural episodes during the daylight because watching them alone at night was way too scary? That was back in Seasons 1, 2, 3… and maybe 4. Ever since then, we have had a few scary(ish) episodes, but nothing really compares to the darker atmosphere we had in the first seasons of the show.
This has been a popular complain from viewers who first started following the Winchesters’ adventures due to its horror elements. There was a time when Supernatural was about hunting monsters, ghosts, vampires, werewolves and all sorts of creatures that go bump in the night. Now everything seems to be about fighting way bigger problems like Heaven or Hell. That’s all good too, but for this year’s Halloween we thought it would be fun to go back in time to make a list of the 5 scariest Supernatural episodes.
Here we go!
5. Family remains
Season 4, Episode 11. Sam and Dean go to investigate an abandoned house that is believed to be haunted by a female ghost. However, things get complicated when a family arrives with the intention to move in. Salt circles and rock salt guns are Dean and Sam’s only weapons as they descend to the core of the house. The episode goes way darker when the brothers find out what, or rather who, was the ghost they were dealing with. One of the most disturbing episodes of the series for sure.
Season 2 Episode 16. Sam and Dean run into a victim of a car accident crash and accompany her through a very scary journey. There’s a monster in the woods that comes out to kill once per year, exactly on the anniversary of his death. Sam, Dean and Molly decide to investigate in the monster’s house, where they will find out a shocking truth. We advise not to watch this one alone, you’ll get very jumpy (like I did).
Season 1 Episode 10. Because getting into a supposedly haunted and abandoned asylum at night is always an excellent idea. As if that wasn’t enough, they also have to babysit a young couple who happened to be there seeking for creepy adventure¡. Sam and Dean have to investigate what happened in that Asylum that made it shut down.
2. Bloody Mary
Season 1 Episode 5. “Bloody Mary” is a well known american folklore story. In this classic Supernatural episode, the lesson is, no matter what, NEVER say “Bloody Mary” 3 times in front of a mirror. Especially if you feel guilty about something. The design for Bloody Mary was also inspired on the asian movie The Ring… so that should give you a clue on how scary this is.
Season 3 Episode 13. Sam and Dean are doing their usual job when they stumble into Ed and Harry from Season 1. It appears they have created a team called “Ghostfacers!, in which they go looking for paranormal footage for their reality show. However, they soon realise they are in over their heads as things start getting really ugly for them. Lucky for them, Sam and Dean are there to help them. Why is it number one in the list? This is a very CREEPY episode and one that you should not watch alone at night if you’re the jumpy type. I personally thought that the setting (everything’s so dark!), the music and the general tone of the episode made it for the most unsettling Supernatural episodes I’ve ever watched.