Top 10 Netflix Horror TV Series to Watch: With season 4 of ‘Stranger Things’ all set to be released on Netflix in mid-2022 and the trailer all over the internet, let us revise the list of top horror series available on Netflix.
In recent years horror series have transcended their typical supernatural plot with ghosts and evil spirits and fused with dark consequences of alternative universe theory and psychological thriller.
Being one of the most popular streaming media, Netflix has heaped up a large number of horror tv series complying with different tastes and different expectations. Their diverse collection includes quite a few foreign imports and originals to make the job of picking only 10 harder.
Top 10 Horror shows of Netflix ranked:
Produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron, the 2017 series shows two real-life agents Holden Ford, starred by Jonathon Groff and Bill Tench, starred by Holt McCallany, and psychologist Dr. Wendy Carr, starred by Anna Torv in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. They deal with active cases by interviewing serial killers, which in turn affect their personal lives severely.
9. The Order-
When Belgrave University student Jack Morton joins a secret society called the Hermetic Order, he is forced into a world of magic and monsters. On the trajectory of avenging his mother’s death, he encounters dark magic, fights among werewolves, and dark secrets about his family. Jake Manley plays the role of Jack Morton in this 2019 tv series. ‘The Order’ got a 100% rank in Rotten Tomatoes.
When this sci-fi tv series first hit the internet in 2017, it entangled the viewers in its twisting mystery drama and gloomy setup. It features two missing children as four families get trapped in double lives, alternate universe, different time-zone, and unfortunate inevitable fate. The extraordinary cast of this show includes Oliver Masucci, Karoline Eichhorn, Jordis Triebel, etc.
7. Alias Grace-
Sarah Polley adapted the historical novel of Margaret Atwood, the forerunner authoress of dark gloomy psychological novels. As “celebrated murderess” Grace Marks is interviewed by Dr. Simon Jordan, their conversation digs up a series of violence, trauma, intriguingly woven mysteries. The marvelous Sarah Gadon stars the role of the main character which makes the show a treat never to miss.
6. The Walking Dead–
The hour-long zombie drama came in 2010 and immediately became the highest-rated show. The quest of the Grimes Gang, perfect production value, great characterization, iconic villain cover-up for the sometimes unfit pace of the storyline. Stars as Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan made this show an all-time favorite.
This series shows the titular character- a brilliant psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) forming a partnership with gifted criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) to catch powerful criminals. But with the progress of the course the viewers disclose how horridly Hannibal’s mind mirrors the criminals’ he catches. This 2013 series was both critically acclaimed and a fan favorite one.
4. Ash vs Evil Dead-
The greatest franchise of the horror genre comes back. Making a 100% score in Rotten Tomatoes, the 2015 series ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ brings back Bruce Campbell as the nerdy, heroic, chainsaw-handed monster fighter Ash Williams.
After thirty years of retirement from fighting the evil dead, the aging Ash accidentally unleashes a Deadite plague that endangers the whole of mankind. Co-staring with Bruce is Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago (Ash’s loyal sidekick).
3. Death Note–
Again a 100% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. This fan-favorite dark anime series aired its first episode on October 3, 2006. It depicts the story of Light Yagami who is an ordinary high schoolboy.
Light comes across a mysterious notebook that kills anyone whose name is written on it. He decides to use it to build a world free of crime and the rest follows as the horror show unfolds further.
2. Stranger Things–
We began the post with the mention of this coming of age story and here it is securing the second-highest spot in our list. The disappearance of a boy in Hawkins stirs strange paranormal activities in a small town as a group of young boys and girls get entwined in them.
More about the plot should not be revealed here, but the awesome engaging storyline, the extraordinary actions of the young cast, and the intricate bond that unearths from the nooks of adventure and horror are really noteworthy.
As the cast grew up, the characters grew to be more developed too in the hands of Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, etc.
1. The Haunting of Hill House-
Like ‘Stranger Things, it’s too is a Netflix original. In one word the series is impeccable in terms of being a deft adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s classic novel, marvelous cinematography, outstanding controlling of the viewers’ minds.
This modern reimagining of the classic by Mike Flanagan which not only features ghosts on screen, but ghosts that lurk in the minds also, seems to be the top-ranking horror series of Netflix for most. This 2018 series is starred Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegal, Elizabeth Reaser.
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