The most terrifying series to watch on Netflix (2023)

The most terrifying series to watch on Netflix (2023)

The scariest night of the year is coming, so it's the right time to start watching some eerie horror series on Netflix. In this article, you will find the best mysterious and terrifying horror series to spend a lovely Halloween night at home.

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities (2022)

From Guillermo del Toro, the master of monsters comes "Cabinet of Curiosities," a stunning and terrifying anthology series with eight tales from different authors, two of which are co-written by del Toro himself. It features original concepts from renowned filmmakers like Jennifer Kent and Catherine Hardwicke, and stars including Ben Barnes and Rupert Grint. Del Toro personally curated this beautifully weird and spooky collection of gothic horror tales.

Watch "Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities" on Netflix.

Wednesday (2022)

"Wednesday," inspired by The Addams Family, stars Jenna Ortega, who plays Wednesday, the eldest daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams, played by Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones. She's sent to Nevermore Academy, a private school where her spooky character gets a new development. This supernatural comedy, reminiscent of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," offers a coming-of-age story with a macabre twist for a younger audience.

Watch "Wednesday" on Netflix.

Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (2022)

Based on true events, the series tells the story of Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the most prolific serial killers in the United States, whose crimes went around the world for their extreme cruelty. The series begins with young Dahmer convincing a boy from a gay bar to go home with him, and what follows is truly horrifying. This horror series is extraordinary not only because of its cast but because it portrays the social problems that allowed the "Butcher of Milwaukee" to get away with murder for over a decade. Throughout its ten episodes, we see a shy boy from a broken home take a liking for taxidermy and gradually explore his darker side until he commits acts of necrophilia and cannibalism. Shortly after its release, it has become one of the most-watched series on Netflix, so if you haven't seen it, what are you waiting for? 

Watch "Dahmer" on Netflix.

Chambers (2019)

The "Chambers" series tells us a story about a young woman who survived a heart attack and got a new heart transplant, which is very mysterious. The more she gets to the truth about the donor of the heart that saved her life, the scarier and more sinister it becomes. Another bonus is that Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn star, so you can add it to your Halloween watchlist.

Watch "Chambers" on Netflix

Kingdom (2019)

"Kingdom" is the first original South Korean Netflix series about a Prince in 1500s Korea who has to fight the plague and undead trying to take over the Kingdom. The royal intrigues and machinations, the pandemic, zombies, and some massive battle scenes make it one of the best and the most elaborated must-see horror series on Netflix.

You can watch "Kingdom" on Netflix.

Penny Dreadful (2016)

A brilliant series based on fairytales and stories we all know well, such as Dr.Frankenstein, Dracula, Dorian Grey, and more. Movie stars Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, and Josh Hartnett make the show even more addictive. You can plan your Halloween night with several episodes of "Penny Dreadful" and familiar legendary characters sneaking around in dark Victorian London.

Watch "Penny Dreadful" on Netflix.

The Midnight Club (2022)

Mike Flanagan, the creator behind other successful Netflix series such as "The Haunting of Hill House" and "The Haunting of Bly Manor", comes again with a horror miniseries that you can't miss. Based on the novel by Christopher Pike, the plot follows a group of teenagers who live in Rotterdam Home, a hospital center for terminally ill young people. These kids call themselves the Midnight Club as they get together to tell horror stories when everyone else is asleep. Their obsession with death is such that they decide to make a pact: the first of them to die will communicate with the rest from beyond the grave. When one of the group members dies, strange events begin to occur at the center.

You can watch "The Midnight Club" on Netflix.

Archive 81 (2022)

Dan Turner is an expert in tape restoration and receives an offer he can't refuse: businessman Virgil Davenport tells him he has in his possession the tapes recovered from the famous 1994 Visser Building fire in New York, which need to be restored. Dan agrees to seclude himself in a bunker isolated from the world, with no reception or Internet connection (the horror!) to recover these scorched images and learn the answers to the many questions raised by the Visser fire, such as: who caused it? And what happened to Melody Pendras, the woman holding the camera who was working on her graduate thesis?

You can watch "Archive 81" on Netflix.

Hellbound (2021)

From the director of "Train to Busan" comes "Hellbound". The series is set in a world where people are told the exact day of their death. When that moment arrives, supernatural creatures appear on Earth and drag the sentenced people straight to hell. A sect called Saejinrihwe emerges, whose leader claims that these "angels of death" emerge from hell to apply God's divine justice. If you like the gore genre, this series is for you! 

You can watch "Hellbound" on Netflix.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)

This series is not at all like its funny and cute predecessor we all watched on TV in the 90’s, although the main character was inspired by it. Half-witch Sabrina also lives with two of her aunts, but her life is filled more with grotesque demons, monsters, cannibalism and extremely evil details. Don’t worry: the badass magical cat is present.

You can watch "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" on Netflix.

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

Half-horror, half-psychological thriller, "The Haunting of Hill House," is based on Shirley Jackson's classic horror novel of the same name. Although it’s not the exact adaptation, it is really terrifying and creepy. The House on the Hill keeps many dark secrets, and the Crain family that comes back to live there has to solve its riddles and not go crazy. Suppose you watched and liked Gerald's Game or Doctor Sleep. In that case, you will definitely love this one because it features the same executive producer Mike Flanagan who specialises in making audiences scream in fear.

"The Haunting of Hill House" is available on Netflix.

Around the same subject