13 Of The Most Creepy Shows On Netflix You Need To Binge-Watch Right Now

By Mubasshir Ijaz | 18 Oct, 2019

These creepy shows on Netflix are perfect if you love horror

There’s just something about the chilly nights of October that gives you all the spooky vibes. And what better way to fulfill these spooky vibes than getting cozy in your bed with a cup of coffee and binge-watching some of the best creepy shows Netflix carries?


Here are all the creepy shows on Netflix show you need to start binging on right now

 1. Bates Motel

This show, which originally ran from 2013 to 2017, is a modern prequel to the famous movie “Psycho” based on Robert Bloch’s novel of the same name. Bates Motel gives an astounding portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. In addition to this, it also shows how deeply complicated his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is. The last season will creep you to the core.

Status: 5 seasons: 50 episodes

Ratings: 8.2/10 IMDb | 93% Rotten Tomatoes


2. Black Mirror

“Black Mirror” is an anthology series which was inspired by older anthology series such as The Twilight Zone. It explores a twisted, high-tech world where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide. If you like your thrillers mixed up with sci-fi, you’ll love this one for sure.

Status: 5 seasons: 22 episodes

Ratings: 8.9/10 IMDb | 83% Rotten Tomatoes


3. Dark

“Dark” is Netflix’s first German-language original series which is a family saga with a supernatural twist. Set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families. Throughout the series, it explores the existential implications of time and its effects upon human nature. Excellent cinematography that will definitely get you in the creepy feel, don’t forget to watch this one.

Status: 2 seasons: 18 episodes

Ratings: 8.7/10 IMDb | 94% Rotten Tomatoes


4. Hannibal

Based on Thomas Harris’ novels “Red Dragon”, “Hannibal” and “Hannibal Rising”, Hannibal originally ran from 2013 to 2015. It is an amazing piece of work. This show explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Status: 3 seasons: 39 episodes

Ratings: 8.5/10 IMDb | 92% Rotten Tomatoes


5. Mindhunter

This show is based on the true-crime book “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit”. The show takes you to the late 1970s, when two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases. This Netflix show is an absolute masterpiece, with chilling dramatizations of real interviews conducted with prominent serial killers of the time including dialogues adapted directly from actual recordings.

Status: 2 seasons: 19 episodes

Ratings:  8.6/10 IMDb | 97% Rotten Tomatoes


6. Marianne

This French Netflix Original show just started this year. It portrays Emma, a famous and successful French horror writer, who is forced to return to her hometown after the woman who haunted her dreams fifteen years ago begins to re-appear. Don’t get too scared.

Status: 1 season: 8 episodes

Ratings: 7.6/10 IMDb | 100% Rotten Tomatoes


7. One of Us (Retribution)

A horrific double murder stuns the lives of two families living side-by-side in isolated rural Scotland. But instead of focusing on the investigation, “One of Us” explores the fallout for the grieving relatives, and the dark consequences that threaten to destroy their lives.

Status: 1 season: 4 episodes

Ratings: 7/10 IMDb | 96% Rotten Tomatoes


8. Requiem

In the wake of a sudden tragedy, a London cellist, Matilda Gray, uncovers secrets that link her mother to the disappearance of a young girl in a small Welsh town more than 20 years ago. Gray travels to Wales to see if the case of the missing girl and her own mother’s death are in any way related. However, what Gray finds out leads her to question her own identity.

Status: 1 season: 6 episodes

Ratings: 6.5/10 IMDb | 75% Rotten Tomatoes


9. The Alienist

Based on Caleb Carr’s novel of the same name, “The Alienist” portrays newspaper illustrator John Moore as he meets with criminal psychologist (alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler to investigate one of the first serial killers in New York during the late 19th century using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques.

Status: 1 season: 10 episodes

Ratings: 7.7/10 IMDb | 65% Rotten Tomatoes


10. The Haunting of Hill House 

Loosely based on Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same name, this series explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would later become the most famous haunted house in the country. However, now adults, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past, some of which still live in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of the Hill House. Netflix came all out on this one with an A+ story line and excellent cinematography. A personal favorite and definitely the winner in this list, you won’t be disappointed.

Status: 1 season: 10 episodes

Ratings: 8.7/10 IMDb | 92% Rotten Tomatoes


11. The Sinner

Based on Petra Hammesfahr’s crime novel of the same name, “The Sinner” is an anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes. A chilling murder sends shockwaves through the small town, and a detective’s efforts to find answers reveals a series of dark secrets. Top-notch performances coupled with a thrilling story-line and a twist of mystery, you don’t want to miss this one from Netflix!

Status: 2 seasons: 16 episodes

Ratings: 8/10 IMDb | 93% Rotten Tomatoes


12. Unbelievable

Based on the true story of Marie, “Unbelievable” is about a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped. Hence, two female detectives work their way through who, as a result, followed the path to the truth. A very good script as well as high quality acting, this new Netflix miniseries is a must-watch.

Status: 1 season: 8 episodes

Ratings: 8.6/10 IMDb | 96% Rotten Tomatoes


13. You

This Netflix show is based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name. “You” is a 21st century love story that asks, “What would you do for love?” A bookstore manager crosses paths with an ambitious writer and as a result, his answer becomes clear: anything. Doing everything he can to be close to her, a charming crush quickly becomes an obsession. Consequently, this leads to him quietly and strategically removing every problem – and person – in his way. Creepy!

Status: 1 season: 10 episodes

Ratings: 7.8/10 IMDb | 93% Rotten Tomatoes


My top picks from this list are The Haunting of Hill House and Mindhunter, two amazing Netflix original series that will definitely get you in the mood!

Which one of these creepy shows on Netflix will you be watching first?


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