Fans of supernatural mystery are in for a treat with new SBS drama Hungry Ghosts, which sees four families haunted by ghosts from the past, during the 'Hungry Ghosts' festival. It's now streaming at SBS On Demand, along with a wide array of movies and television shows that target a shared supernatural sweet spot.
In Hungry Ghosts, secrets from the past refuse to stay hidden and that's also the case in this hybrid Nordic Noir and supernatural thriller. It serves up some decent scares with murder, eels and nightmares, in a story about a case that brings two Oslo detectives face to face with their own demons.
Seizure is available to stream for free at SBS On Demand now.
A classic example of mystery box TV, Wayward Pines opens with a Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) waking up with a head injury and a rat of unanswered questions. Stumbling into the peaceful small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, poses more questions than it answers – a lot more. The locals are kind of creepy and when he decides to get out, it turns out to be much easier said than done.
Wayward Pines is available to stream as a box set at SBS On Demand
When a frozen body is found on a snow-covered mountain on the German-Austrian border, you know it’s time for some international crime-solving. But this is no straightforward killing, as the killer taunts the police with a recording made of the killing. Soon the bodies start to pile up, and the mis-matched cops on the case have to figure out how to work together before the Krampus Killer strikes again.
Pagan Peak is now streaming at SBS On Demand:
The Crimson Rivers
This two-season gripping French thriller is based on the best-selling novel by Jean-Christophe Grangé, who is also the creative force behind the show. It follows detective Pierre Niémans (played by the legendary Olivier Marchal) and his new partner Camille Delauney (Erika Sainte) as they investigate a series of bizarre crimes in remote areas across France. Each case has a touch of the mystical about it, revealing forgotten customs or regional myths.
Seasons 1- 2 of The Crimson Rivers are now streaming at SBS On Demand:
It was 1993 when FBI agents, Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) first captured our attention in sci-fi series, The X-Files. Now, decades later, it's back in fully remastered HD at SBS On Demand. For those who didn’t catch it first time round, The X-Files follows the unconventional Mulder, who takes it upon himself to investigate unsolved cases – known as the X-Files – that he believes involve paranormal phenomena. In the hopes of debunking his theories, the FBI teams him up with Scully, a sceptical agent who has a degree in medicine and a strong bias towards the scientific. As the pair works to solve these unexplained cases, Mulder’s strong belief in the forces of the unknown continues to challenge Scully’s rational mind.
11 seasons of The X-Files are now streaming at SBS On Demand
Project Blue Book
How much proof do you need before you start to believe? For the duo running Project Blue Book, the US military’s attempt to investigate UFO sightings in the 1950s, that’s not an easy question to answer. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War and rising Atomic Era, Project Blue Book is a thrilling series inspired by the real-life Project Blue Book, the U.S. Air Force's investigation of UFOs. Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire) stars as Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant astrophysicist, who is recruited to the top-secret program alongside Captain Michael Quinn, played by Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries). In Dr. Hynek's quest to discover the truth behind a string of mysterious sightings, he will slowly come to realise that he is at the centre of a vast, dangerous cover-up--one that will put him and those closest to him in peril.
Seasons 1 - 2 of Project Blue book are now streaming at SBS On Demand
Watch episode 1 now: