A quick look through Netflix will reveal a whole host of horror series. But choosing the right people to watch is the hard part. Nobody likes horror which is not scary and sometimes you can choose the real dud. However, the best horror series on Netflix is not to be missed.
We’ve funneled you through the streaming catalog to find the best horror series to watch on Netflix now. There is a wide range of different horror styles here, so, hopefully, it will be catered to everyone’s taste. So, without further ado, let’s see how Netflix can be cool …
1. Ju-On: Original
One of the best horror series that has landed on Netflix, Ju-On, without doubt: Origins has everything a horror fan could want for it. Body Terror? Check. Gore? Check. Psychological Panic? Check. The series is downright terrifying right now and features some of the most terrifying moments the author has seen in a long time. Nevertheless, we will warn you now, it is certainly not for the faint of heart.
The story serves as a prelude to the original Korean Ju-On films. It opens the story properly and some CGIs will help you to curl your toes in terror. It still has a nice theatrical feel to it, something the Native American reboot lacks. The film has subtitles, so you want to make sure you can focus on it — and the screen action — before watching.
2. The Mist
If you are a fan of Stephen King, The Mist is a must see. Why? Because it has all the hallmarks of classic King-style horror. First, it is a cold environment that works well to create a sense of foreboding. Secondly, it has dark, brooding characters that give the series a mysterious feel. The third is the mist itself, which freezes in this scary winter.
Of course, Stephen King is a master of the genre. Fortunately, the team behind the series did an excellent job of encoding the spirit of the Stephen King novel of the same name. There is a little bloody violence or gore here and there, but it’s all about the unknown and what we can’t see is often far more terrible than what we can do.
3. Two-sentence horror stories
Two-Sentence Horror Stories is a series enough to binge on an afternoon. It consists of nine 30-minute-long episodes, all with a different story and characters. As you might have guessed, each 30-minute long vignette is based on two sentences. These sentences make a horror “story” and the production team has done a good job of creating a half-hour story around each short story.
Given that there are many different stories here, the series gives you a good range of horror genres to enjoy. With some creepy paranormal activity, consider yourself brainless. Or instead bother yourself with a psychological slant. The show also deals with some important topics such as terminal illness and LGBT + issues, so it also has a social element.
4. Locke and Key
Locke and Key are based on the Joel Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez comic book by the same name. This is a great adaptation of the comic, which is faithful to the story. It also manages to give live-action an ambiguous comic-book feel. As a result, it is not the scariest terror on the planet, but it is not intended to be. It has a lot of fictional elements that fans of the original story would recognize.
There are altogether 10 episodes, each lasting between 45 and 57 minutes. Each episode develops the story well and does not disturb in any way. It is fairly easy to follow, and, as it has a comic-book effect, it is suitable for teens and adults alike. Recommended viewing with your family (unless your children are 14 or more per classification).
Another good series for fans of graphic novels is Lucifer. Lucifer originally saw daylight in the Sandman books as the Neil Gaiman character. If you don’t already know those people, check them out because both the artwork and the story are stunning. A small problem that purists may not like is that the Netflix series is not necessarily as loyal to the books as you want.
However, this is a good series to chill and watch. Especially because it is not specifically taxed. It feels as a play, but thrown into the mix with some demonic powers. Like Locke and Key, it is suitable for teenagers, so older kids might have something good to set when the weather is too hot or cold. They will be a lot of episodes to watch anyway!
If the plague of the dead is not your bag, then the South Korean horror drama, Kingdom, should be on your watchlist. The vastness of some state views is breathtaking. Fans of Game of Thrones will love the heavy fighting. They are even better than the “Battle of the Bastards” episode of GOT!