Streaming Horror – Original Horror Series to Binge-Watch

Who doesn’t love a good horror TV series? It’s sure to leave a lasting impact on you. Thankfully, you no longer have to wait to turn on the TV every day or for the horror series season DVD to arrive at a nearby store.

Instead, all you need is access to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu to get access to a wider original content catalogue with a critically acclaimed series. Visit Streamingwars to explore the best available offers in streaming services.

Let us take a look at the most popular horror shows of recent times:


1)   Dark (2017-2020)

Netflix’s first venture in the German language has created huge ripples on a global scale. Viewers have hailed Dark for its complex storyline and narrative- along with a superb cast. The entire series is based in the fictional town of Winden – with obnoxious doses of time travel and time paradoxes.

Often compared to Stranger Things, Dark exceeds the English series in its own overambitious way. The story revolves around a group of teenagers, a creepy cave, and sudden appearances of corpses in the forest. The first season focuses on untangling the mystery. Things get weirder and far crazier in the second season – to the point where it might be difficult for your brain to follow. Thankfully, Netflix even created a very detailed website to help you navigate through the many timelines and characters.

Overall Reaction: Must Watch

Where to watch: Netflix


2)   Castle Rock (2018 – 2020)

A horror list would be incomplete without any mention of Stephen King. A Hulu original, Castle Rock is set on the premises of the fictional town of Maine town – an epicenter for many of the horror legend’s seminal works. Several classic Stephen King characters are brought into life for weaving a new set of horror stories.

The series starts off with lawyer Henry Deaver (portrayed by Andre Holland) returning to his hometown on the request of The Kid – a spooky character from the Shawshank State Penitentiary (played by Bill Skarsgard). The premises of Castle Rock varies between a psychological thriller and plain spooky fun – revealing secrets about the town along the way.

Overall Reaction: A great watch for fans of Stephen King.

Where to watch: Hulu


3)   Black Mirror (2011 –  2019, possibly will return)

Charlie Brooker’s anthology series expertly weaves realistic horror tales surrounding technological fads. Cherished for being one of the most original horror anthologies ever written for the screen – Black Mirror uses satire, prophecy, and paranoia to hammer its message across to the audience. Beware though; this series will increase your worries for the upcoming tech-savvy generation, with topics ranging from hashtags and 5-star ratings.

Overall reaction: Approach with caution. You might become wary of using technology.
Where to watch: Netflix


4)   American Horror Story (2011 –       )

What do you expect from a horror series? People visiting haunted houses? Asylums, freak shows? You will find them all in Ryan Murphy’s long-running anthology series. The deranged stories often border on the edge of insanity, featuring recurring casts in Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett and more.

The only complaint of AHS is that you might find some of the seasons a bit more interesting than the others. It is not compulsory to watch the entire series chronologically (though it makes the viewing experience a bit better).

Another bonus – this show is available in all the three major streaming services.

Overall Review: Good Show, but inconsistent at times.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix.


Which one of these is your favorite horror TV series to date?

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I love practical effects, stop-motion animation and gore, but most of all I love a good story! I adore B-movies and exploitation films in many of their guises and also have a soft spot for creature features. I review a wide range of media including movies, TV series, books and videogames. I'm a massive fan of author Hunter S. Thompson and I enjoy various genre of videogames with Kingdom Hearts and Harvest Moon two of my all time favs. Currently playing: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Yakuza Zero and Webbed.

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