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The Best Horror Shows On Netflix

Updated October 9, 2020 5.3k votes 761 voters 35.8k views55 items

List RulesOnly shows currently streaming on Netflix.

Here are the best horror shows streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for shows with zombies, vampires, or supernatural horror, this list of scary shows currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular TV series, some of which are the most exciting horror series on TV. What are the best horror series to watch on Netflix? 

One of the best anthology showsAmerican Horror Story is also ranked high on scariest shows currently airing. Other good horror shows on Netflix include Bates Motel, Penny Dreadful, Bitten, and The Walking Dead.

Vote up the best horror shows on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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    The Haunting of Hill House
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    The Haunting of Hill House

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Premiered2018

    The Haunting of Hill House is the first season of the Netflix supernatural anthology... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 2
    Stranger Things
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    59

    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    American Horror Story
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    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Premiered2011

    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    Supernatural
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    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 5
    Bates Motel
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    Bates Motel

    Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore

    Premiered2013

    Bates Motel (A&E, 2013) is an American psychological horror drama television series based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Dark
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    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci

    Premiered2017

    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
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    74

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Premiered2018

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 8
    Penny Dreadful
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    Penny Dreadful

    Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton

    Premiered2014

    Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) is a British-American horror drama television series created... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 9
    Hemlock Grove
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    66

    Hemlock Grove

    Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård

    Premiered2013

    Hemlock Grove (Netflix, 2013) is an American Netflix original horror thriller television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    The Walking Dead
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    109

    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Premiered2010

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 11
    Scream
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    Scream

    Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus

    Premiered2015

    Scream (MTV, 2015) is an American anthology slasher television series developed by Jill... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Slasher
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    67

    Slasher

    Katie McGrath, Brandon Jay McLaren

    Premiered2016

    Slasher (Chiller, 2016) is a Canadian television horror anthology series created by Aaron... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Goosebumps
    50
    33

    Goosebumps

    R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short

    Premiered1995

    Goosebumps is a Canadian horror fantasy anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 14
    Santa Clarita Diet
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant

    Premiered2017

    Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 15
    The Originals
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    The Originals

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies

    Premiered2013

    The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Black Summer
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    21

    Black Summer

    Jaime King

    Premiered2019

    Black Summer (Netflix, 2019) is an American television zombie apocalypse drama series, created... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 17
    Ash vs Evil Dead
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    Ash vs Evil Dead

    Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago

    Premiered2015

    Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Locke & Key
    17
    4

    Locke & Key

    Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup

    Premiered2020

    Locke & Key (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series based on the comic book... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    The Mist
    69
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    The Mist

    Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland
    The Mist (Spike, 2017) is an American science fiction-horror thriller television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 20
    Z Nation
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    Z Nation

    Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls

    Premiered2014

    Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Chambers
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    25

    Chambers

    Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn

    Premiered2019

    Chambers (Netflix, 2019) is a supernatural television series created by Leah Rachel. A young... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Haven
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    Haven

    Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant
    Haven is an American/Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 23
    Death Note
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    Death Note

    Mamoru Miyano, Aya Hirano

    Premiered2006-10-03

    Death Note (Madhouse, 2006) is a Japanese supernatural thriller anime series based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 24
    The Order
    17
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    The Order

    Jake Manley, Sarah Grey

    Premiered2019

    The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 25
    The Twilight Zone
    10
    5

    The Twilight Zone

    Rod Serling, Robert McCord

    Premiered1959

    The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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