Let’s face it. Netflix is best used when deciding on a “binge-worthy” television show. There are so many to choose from, and so many genres to explore. From the well-known and popular series, to the ones you’ve never heard of; Netflix has them all.
iHorror knows horror, and so we’ve decided to share with you our list of the top 15 horror television shows that make Netflix worth the $8 a month.
Salem- 1 season
Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem.
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Bates Motel- 2 seasons
“Bates Motel” is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film “Psycho,” and gives a portrayal of how Norman Bates’ (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans discover the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), truly is.
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American Horror Story- 3 seasons
An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show and a hotel.
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Residue- 1 season
The government cover-up of the causes behind a massive explosion in a futuristic UK metropolis spur photo journalist Jennifer Preston on to search for the truth and in the process blow open a paranormal phenomenon haunting the city.
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A macabre web site called Darknet links the tales in this chilling anthology series whose protagonists face a range of unnameable horrors.
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The Originals 1 season
A family of power-hungry thousand-year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.
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Haven- 4 seasons
She has no past. She has no family. She was raised in an orphanage. So, she lives for what she does best: be a FBI agent. That’s why Audrey Parker is sent to a distant Maine village called Haven, to investigate the crime of a prison fugitive. What she does not know, is that her past is connected to that village, that old threats from the past are coming back, and she is going to be a central piece on everyone’s life… or death.
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From Dusk till Dawn: The Series- 1 season
A Texas Ranger is in hot pursuit of the infamous Gecko brothers. Based off of the movie.
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The Returned- 1 season
The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away some years earlier, these ghostly characters appear in human form, they have not aged, and they are completely unaware of their own fatality. Determined to reclaim their lives and start over, they slowly come to realize that they are not the only ones to have been brought back from the dead. Their return augers torment for their community when a gruesome murder attempt bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past. This is a homecoming like no other.
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666 Park Avenue- 1 season
If you could make one wish, what would it be? And what would you do to get it? At 666 Park Avenue, all of your dreams and burning desires can come true: wealth, sex, love, power, even revenge. But just be careful what you wish for, because the price you pay…could be your soul. Welcome to The Drake, the premiere apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Owned by the mysterious Gavin Doran (Terry O’Quinn) and his sexy wife Olivia (Vanessa Williams), The Drake is home to dozens of residents who are unaware they’re living in the dark embrace of supernatural forces. They think their dreams are all coming true, only to find they’ve been lured into making, what feels like, a deal with the Devil. When a young Mid-western couple – Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable) – is hired to manage The Drake, they soon discover that evil, obsession, and manipulation has a home.
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Black Mirror- 2 seasons
A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology.
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Helix- 1 season
A team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation in this thriller, which begins with the group being deployed to the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be a disease outbreak.
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Bitten- 1 season
When she left Stonehaven – ‘for good this time’ – Elena Michaels thought she had left the world of supernatural behind. Until the night she got a mysterious call from her pack leader asking her to come back. So now she is heading back, away from her normal life as a photographer in Toronto and back into the world of werewolves, full of rules about protect the pack and a man she had spent years trying to forget. As if things were not bad enough, Elena also happens to be the only living female werewolf.
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Witches of East End- 1 season
Centers on the adventures of a mother and her two adult daughters, both of whom unknowingly are their family’s next generation of witches, who lead seemingly quiet, uneventful modern-day lives in Long Island’s secluded seaside town of North Hampton. When one of the daughters becomes engaged to a young, wealthy newcomer, a series of events forces her mother to admit to her daughters they are, in fact, powerful and immortal witches.
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The Secret Circle- 1 season
16-year-old Cassie Blake moves to chance harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she’s a witch along with 5 other teens.
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Kristen is a contributor and editor for iHorror. You can follow Kristen on Twitter @KristenAshly.