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44 Best Horror TV Series to Watch on Netflix

Updated: October 26, 2020

Looking for the perfect Halloween binge watch? Satisfy your blood craving with one of the many original Netflix horror series and more. The streaming service’s collection of horror-centric series includes teen vampires (The Vampire Diaries), campy zombie hunters (Ash vs. Evil Dead), genius anime detectives (Death Note), and some incredibly scary haunted houses (The Haunting of Hill House), haunted horror writers (French drama Marianne), haunted hearts (Chambers), and even haunted military interrogation centers (India’s Ghoul). Basically, there’s a lot of haunting.

Netflix also serves up multiple horror anthology series, including American Horror StoryTwo Sentence Horror Stories, Slasher, and Love, Death & Robots. If anthologies aren’t your thing, sit down for some supernatural-themed procedurals, like the multi-seasoned broadcast imports Lucifer, Supernatural, and iZombie.

The streaming service has also added plenty of foreign options, including French historical horror La Révolution and Mexican religious horror Diablero, although they didn’t make the list because we’re only including series that are ranked with Tomatometer scores. (That’s also why U.S. shows like Legacies and Van Helsing didn’t make it either.)

In the mood for some TV scares? Check out this list of 44 horror TV series on Netflix you can watch right now.

Ratched (2020)

Synopsis: A young nurse at a mental institution becomes jaded and bitter before turning into a full-fledged monster to her patients.... [More]

The Mist (2017)

Synopsis: Stephen King's 1980 novella "The Mist" -- adapted into a feature film by Frank Darabont in 2007 -- is re-imagined... [More]

Scream (2015)

Synopsis: MTV teams with super-producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein on a TV series adaptation of the hit horror film franchise. Instigated... [More]

Haven (2010)

Synopsis: FBI Agent Audrey Parker arrives in Haven, Maine, on what she believes is a routine assignment. But the longer she... [More]

Typewriter (2019)

Synopsis: A haunted house and a haunted book stir the imaginations of young wannabe ghost hunters.... [More]
Directed By: Sujoy Ghosh

Synopsis: Anthology series exploring primal and social fears.... [More]

Slasher (2016)

Synopsis: Sarah Bennett's parents were murdered by a killer known as "The Executioner" 30 years ago. Now, she returns to the... [More]

Daybreak (2019)

Synopsis: Navigating a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies and "Mad Max"-style gangs, a teenage outcast searches for his lost love.... [More]

Dracula (2020)

Synopsis: The Count Dracula legend transforms with new tales that flesh out the vampire's gory crimes -- and bring his vulnerability... [More]
Directed By: Sue Vertue

Curon (2020)

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Dexter (2006)

Synopsis: Dexter Morgan is a Miami-based blood splatter expert who doesn't just solve murders; he commits them too. In fact, he's... [More]

Requiem (2018)

Synopsis: Matilda Gray, an ambitious musician and talented cellist, has her life suddenly turned upside down when her mother commits suicide.... [More]
Directed By: Mahalia Belo

Synopsis: "American Horror Story" was created by the co-creators of "Glee," but the shows have little in common besides that. The... [More]

Synopsis: This collection of animated short stories spans several genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy. World-class animation creators bring... [More]

Black Summer (2019)

Synopsis: Set in the "Z Nation" universe, this series follows a crack team of special forces as it fights for hope... [More]
Directed By: Abram Cox

Glitch (2015)

Synopsis: A police officer in a small country town finds his life turned upside down when six former residents return from... [More]
Directed By: Tony Ayres

The Walking Dead (2010)

Synopsis: Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, this gritty drama portrays life in the months and years... [More]

The Twilight Zone (1959)

Synopsis: "The Twilight Zone" was the brainchild of Emmy Award-winner Rod Serling, who served as host and wrote over 80 episodes... [More]
Starring: Rod Serling

The Originals (2013)

Synopsis: Klaus, the original vampire/werewolf hybrid, returns to New Orleans -- which his family helped build -- to investigate rumors of... [More]

Synopsis: This adaptation of the "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" tale is a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror and the... [More]

The Vampire Diaries (2009)

Synopsis: This supernatural drama, based on the series of novels by L.J. Smith, details the lives of two brothers, Damon and... [More]

Lucifer (2016)

Synopsis: Based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, this series follows Lucifer, the original fallen angel,... [More]
Directed By: Nathan Hope

Ghoul (2018)

Synopsis: When a new prisoner arrives at a military detention center exhibiting eerie behavior, young interrogator Nida Rahim searches for the... [More]

Synopsis: A young governess arrives at Bly Manor and begins to see apparitions haunting the estate.... [More]

Twin Peaks (1990)

Synopsis: A crime drama mixed with healthy doses of the surreal, this series is about FBI Agent Dale Cooper, who travels... [More]

Devilman Crybaby (2018)

Synopsis: Akira's best friend tells him that ancient demons have returned to take back the world from humans and suggests that... [More]

Santa Clarita Diet (2017)

Synopsis: Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant star in this Netflix-original series as married realtors, Sheila and Joel, who are living a... [More]

iZombie (2015)

Synopsis: When over-achieving medical resident Liv Moore attends a party that turns into a zombie feeding frenzy, she ends up joining... [More]

Penny Dreadful (2014)

Synopsis: Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. "Penny Dreadful" brings those and other... [More]
Directed By: John Logan, Sam Mendes

Wynonna Earp (2016)

Synopsis: Wynonna Earp has been away from her hometown, Purgatory, for years but returns to reluctantly take on the role that... [More]

Dead Set (2008)

Synopsis: Inspired, says creator Charlie Brooker, by the classic horror film "Dawn of the Dead," this five-episode series chronicles a nightmare... [More]

Hannibal (2013)

Synopsis: Gifted criminal profiler Will Graham has a unique way of thinking that allows him to empathize with anyone, including psychopaths.... [More]

Marianne (2019)

Synopsis: A famous horror writer who is lured back to her hometown discovers that the evil spirit who plagues her dreams... [More]
Directed By: Samuel Bodin

Castlevania (2017)

Synopsis: Inspired by the popular video game series, this anime series is a dark medieval fantasy. It follows the last surviving... [More]

Synopsis: This modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel follows siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on... [More]

Bates Motel (2013)

Synopsis: After the death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel in the picturesque coastal town of White Pine Bay,... [More]

Supernatural (2005)

Synopsis: This haunting series follows the thrilling yet terrifying journeys of Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers who face an increasingly... [More]

Stranger Things (2016)

Synopsis: Mysteries unravel in a small Midwestern town in the 1980s, involving supernatural forces, secret experiments and one strange girl.... [More]

Dark (2017)

Synopsis: When two children go missing in a small German town, its sinful past is exposed along with the double lives... [More]
Directed By: Baran bo Odar

Mindhunter (2017)

Synopsis: Catching a criminal often requires the authorities to get inside the villain's mind to figure out how he thinks. That's... [More]

Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)

Synopsis: Ash is baaaack! Bruce Campbell reprises his "Evil Dead" film role as heroic, chainsaw-handed monster fighter Ash Williams, now an... [More]

The Order (2019)

Synopsis: When Belgrave University student Jack Morton joins a fabled secret society, the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, he is... [More]

Crazyhead (2016)

Synopsis: A twentysomething woman who can see demons joins a hunter on a quest to end the demon threat.... [More]
Directed By: Al Mackay, Johnny Capps

Death Note (2006)

Synopsis: A high-school student discovers a supernatural notebook that grants its user the ability to kill.... [More]

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