30+ Horror Web Series & Movies That'll Keep You Up All Night!

Best Horror Web Series

There are two kinds of people in the world - those who love horror shows and others who pretend to not like them because they’re too scared to watch. Honestly, there’s no in-between! Over the years, we have watched several horror series and movies and closely observed the evolution of horror movies in the cinematic world. 

There was a time when bad VFX effects, forced screams, illogical and repetitive storylines, and spirits and ghosts that looked more like clowns tried to make the audience jump unnecessarily. As a result, instead of feeling horrified while watching these scary web series, we laughed our head off. Luckily, things have changed.

Over the years, the technology improved, filmmakers started applying logic to their plots and made horror series and movies that truly gave us the chills. The backdrop of why a ghost or spirit exists at all in the plot is explained nicely in these horror web series and the actors do a marvellous job at convincing the audience of the paranormal threat with their characters. Overall, the new age horror tv series promises us that we are not going to sleep peacefully because they will haunt us all night long! 

Whether you have been a fan of horror web series since the beginning or have just recently started liking them, you are bound to love this list of the best horror series available on different leading OTT platforms. In fact, even if this genre does not excite you, you must give these best horror web series a try and who knows, you might actually start enjoying it! 

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    20 Horror Web Series On Netflix That Are Spooky AF!

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    Everyone knows that Netflix is like a treasure box that will always give you the best of what there is to watch. Whatever be your mood or liking, Netflix is never going to disappoint you with its wide range of fabulous web series and movies. We are especially a fan of Netflix Originals whens it comes to horror series on Netflix cause they are truly haunting and spooky.

    Some of the best horror web series on Netflix fall under the category of romantic horror, anthropological horror, based on haunted locations, and even paranormal and mythical creatures. With such a wide range of options, you must go through this list of some of the best horror web series on Netflix.

    The Haunting of Hill House

    The show revolves around the lives of five siblings and their parents. The plot has two timelines (present and past) and both of them deal with the tragedies of the family that they face because of the haunted house they once called home.

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    IMDb Rating 8.6/10

    The Haunting of Bly Manor

    The Haunting of Bly Manor is the sequel to The Haunting of Hill House and the plot revolves around several incomplete love stories that are long buried in the grounds of Bly Manor. An au pair tries to take care of two splendid kids living in the Bly Manor and while doing that, she uncovers the haunted secrets that should never have been touched. 

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    IMDb Rating 7.4/10

    Stranger Things

    Stranger Things is a sci-fi horror that follows the lives of five friends, who are affected by the consequences of some science experiments gone wrong. These friends along with their guardians fight supernatural monsters that enter their world through an alternate dimension. And oh, one of these five friends possesses supernatural abilities!

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    IMDb Rating 8.8/10

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    The show is a dark comedy that involves horror and witchcraft. Sabrina is a witch who needs to learn about her culture, history, and powers in the right way and use them for good... which can be bad sometimes.

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    IMDb Rating 7.6/10

    Castle Rock

    If you love Stephen King then you'd definitely like Castle Rock that is loosely based on his stories and revolves around the fictional town called Castle Rock. The horror anthropology involves mythology and the concept of darkness and light.

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    IMDb Rating 7.6/10

    Dracula

    Dracula is well... the story of a Dracula! The show addresses the myths about this supernatural character and his game of survival.

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    IMDb Rating 6.8/10

    The Mist

    The Mist is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The show revolves around the town Bridgeville, Maine, that gets entrapped by a mysterious mist that turns out to be more horrific than one can imagine.

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    IMDb Rating 5.4/10

    Scream

    We do not know if Scream will make you... scream per se, but it will definitely keep you entertained. It's an OTT teen drama that revolves around some horrific plots and murders. 

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    IMDb Rating 7.2/10

    American Horror Story

    The show has multiple seasons and all of them involve brutal murders, paranormal events, the survival of the fittest, a history behind the hauntings that explain the bloodshed, and of course, some really steamy scenes. American Horror Story will certainly keep you at the edge of your seat till the very end.

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    IMDb Rating 8/10

    The Walking Dead

    Even though the show is based on a comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, the show is not really funny. In fact, it's brutal, intense, gruesome, and extremely thrilling. What else can you expect from a post-apocalypse zombie world?

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    IMDb Rating 8.2/10

    The Originals

    If you loved The Vampire Diaries, you'd also love The Originals, which is in fact, the former show's spinoff. The Originals revolves around the lives of... well, the original vampires--the very first ones in the history, ever! How were they created? How did they survive for so long? What's their purpose now? Watch the show to find out!

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    IMDb Rating 8.2/10

    The Vampire Diaries

    AND, if you haven't watched The Vampire Diaries yet, then watch this before you watch The Originals as then the characters would make more sense. The show is about two extremely good-looking vampires and their individual love stories. Watch the OTT dramatic and addictive show to find out what we mean!

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    IMDb Rating 7.7/10

    Lucifer

    Have you ever imagined what the devil might look like? Well, if you watch Lucifer, you will come to believe that Satan looks quite dashing indeed! Lucifer, the king of hell, has come down (or up) on Earth to spend a relaxing vacation. Turns out, the vacation has offered him the love of his life and some pretty interesting murder cases to solve.

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    IMDb Rating 8.2/10

    iZombie

    iZombie revolves around the life of Olivia (Rose McIver), who is converted into a zombie while attending a party. She now needs to eat brains to keep her brains functioning properly and keep her little secret, of course, a secret. However, that's not as easy as it sounds.

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    IMDb Rating 7.8/10

    The Order

    The show is about Jack Morton (Jake Manley) who enters a secret institution to learn about magical dark arts and werewolves. In the process, he uncovers some dark hidden truths that are more dangerous than one could imagine.

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    IMDb Rating 6.8/10

    Paranormal

    Paranormal is an intense Egyptian show that revolves around the life of Dr Refaat Ismail and his experience with paranormal incidents.

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    IMDb Rating 8.3/10

    Black Summer

    The show revolves around the struggle of a mother who is all set to find and reunite with her daughter who has been separated from her. The only problem is that there is a zombie apocalypse that she needs to stay alert of.

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    IMDb Rating 6.4/10

    Ghost Wars

    Ghost Wars revolves around an Alaskan town that has been under the spell of paranormal forces. Roman Mercer (Avan Jogia) is the one who could save his people but before that, he needs to realise his own powers.

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    IMDb Rating 6.3/10

     

    Glitch

    Several people return back from dead in the fictional town of Yoorana, Victoria. They are completely healthy but have lost their memories. Why have they returned? What's their purpose? Watch the enthralling show to find out!

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    IMDb Rating 7.4/10

     

    Typewriter

    Typewriter is an Indian Netflix show that is loosely inspired from The Haunting of Hill House. A beautiful family of three moves into an abandoned but stunning mansion in Goa. The mansion is home to a typewriter, which is in fact, home to an evil spirit.

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    IMDb Rating 6.5/10

     

    10 Horror Web Series On Amazon Prime That You Shouldn’t Watch Alone

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    There are some old and some new horror web series on Amazon Prime that truly deserve to be watched and re-watched. While some shows on this list are not exactly horror, but who doesn't love a psychological thriller?! Check out some of the best horror web series on amazon prime that are super engaging and definitely worth a watch!

    Penny Dreadful

    The show revolves around different gothic and mythical supernatural creatures like Dracula, Frankenstein, Van Helsing, and a lot more. The critically acclaimed show will take you through some really interesting and horrific subjects.

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    IMDb Rating 8.2/10

    The Exorcist

    The show is a sequel to the original The Exorcist movie--one of the most horrific movies ever in the history of cinema. The show follows two exorcists and their paranormal experiences. 

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    IMDb Rating 8.1/10

     

    Bates Motel

    The show is a psychological horror show that serves as the prequel to Hitchcock's Psycho. It follows the undoing of Norman Bates and his traumas.

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    IMDb Rating 8.1/10

    The Terror

    The series follows a ship that is stuck in an alien island where the people aboard have to find a way to survive despite the horrific ongoings.

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    IMDb Rating 8/10

     

    Lore

    The show is based on a podcast's anthology format that tells the audience different horror stories with the use of documentary footage and cinematic scenes to give the viewers a realistic experience.

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    IMDb Rating 6.7/10

    Supernatural

    The show follows two smart and strong brothers who find supernatural creatures (think: vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, etc) and kill them.

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    IMDb Rating 8.4/10

     

    NOS4A2

    NOS4A2, pronounced as Nos-fera-tu, follows the life of a working-class artist who tries to find a supernatural being who is murdering innocent children with the help of his supernatural abilities.

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    IMDb Rating 6.7/10

    Grimm

    The show follows the life of a cop, who is actually a Grimmwho needs to maintain a balance between humanity and the supernatural world. 

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    IMDb Rating 7.8/10

     

    Preacher

    The show revolves around the life of Jesse Custer, an atheist, who gets infused with supernatural powers. Now, his quest is to find God himself. Will he succeed? Find it out yourself!

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    IMDb Rating 7.8/10

     

    Fear The Walking Dead

    The show is a prequel to The Walking Dead, where a blended family experiences the zombie apocalypse and survives all of it. The show even runs concurrently with the OG show in few of its seasons.

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    IMDb Rating 6.9/10



    5 Best Horror Web Series & Movies Of All Time On Disney+ Hotstar

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    Disney+ Hotstar is one OTT platform that is full of unconventional horror shows that are really terrifying! Just like Netflix horror series, Disney+ Hotstar has some of the highest-rated horror shows that one can watch and spend some sleepless nights. The horror web series on Hotstar are definitely not to be missed. Find the list of some of the best horror series on Hotstar and start binging on them ASAP!

    The Outsiders

    The show follows the murder of a young boy, whose investigation leads the cops to believe that there is something more sinister behind the murder than they believe.

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    IMDb Rating 7.8/10

    True Blood

    A scientific project has led to the revival of the vampires in the world and now there's a war between humanity and the immortals. Meanwhile, there is a love story brewing between a young girl and a 173-year-old vampire!

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    IMDb Rating 7.8/10

    Lovecraft Country

    A young Black man explores the dark paths of segregated U.S.A. in order to find his missing father. In order to do so, he is bound to fight dangerous monsters and horrific beings.

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    IMDb Rating 7.2/10

     

    What We Do In The Shadows

    What We Do In The Shadows is a comedy horror show that follows the lives of four vampires, who are roommates and living in the modern world like ordinary human beings--until the light fades.

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    IMDb Rating 8.5/10

     

    Twin Peaks

    The show is considered one of the greatest horror shows of all time. It follows the murder investigation of the homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington. The investigation features supernatural elements and the darker side of human psychology.

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    IMDb Rating 8.8/10

    More Binge-Worthy Shows You Can't Miss!

    These horror web series are truly terrific and should not be missed at any cost. And we are sure that you will binge-watch them the very first chance you get! But what after you've finished it all?! Well, here are some more shows and movies that should be on your must-watch list.  

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    Hope you have a spooky time with these horror web series! 

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