3. Salem is a genuine horror show.
If you’re looking to watch a scary show, then this is undoubtedly the series for you. Unlike many other series advertised as horror, Salem delivers on that promise and then some. If you want gore, Salem has it in buckets. If you wish to witness sinister creatures rising from the earth, disturbing visuals, and stomach-turning twists and turns, you will be more than taken care of during all three seasons of this bold series.
One thing the series does particularly well is body horror. It’s not uncommon to see witches using people like puppets, breaking their limbs from a distance, contorting their bodies in weird shapes to astral project. Some of the most perverse scenes in the series include a woman bathing in blood, beheadings, and hangings, and people burned alive, foreboding dark magic rituals, crows, pecking out the eyes of the unexpecting, and that’s only scratching the surface.
Some of the most talked-about moments of the series involve the witches tending to their familiars. For Mary, that entails feeding her frog with a nipple on her inner thigh. Yes, you read that right. In real witch legend, it was rumored witches carried a distinctive mark on their bodies to feed and nurture their familiars.