Netflix’s best horror series according to critics | Culture

For those who are not afraid of ghosts, witches, jumping in the chair and a lot of tension in the air, we have prepared a list with the 10 best horror series on Netflix. In this selection we take into account only original productions and the notes presented in Metacritic by the specialized media. Check out!

Netflix’s best horror series [crítica]

1. The Curse of the Hill Residence – Note 79

Described by Stephen King as a work of genius, The Curse of the Hill Residence accompanies the Craigs, a family who lived in a cursed house. Years later, when they return to the place, they are confronted by the hauntings of their past.

  • Creation: Mike Flanagan
  • Year: 2018
  • Episodes: 10 (1 season)
  • Actors: Victoria Pedretti and Oliver Jackson-Cohen

2. Dracula – Note 75

Inspired by the classic character of Gothic literature, Dracula is the only British production among Netflix’s best horror series. In the plot, we follow the attacks filled with blood and fear that the count leaves in his path, portrayed by the vision of a lawyer who survived his presence.

  • Creation: Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat
  • Year: 2020
  • Episodes: 3 (1 season)
  • Actors: Claes Bang

3. Stranger Things – Note 75

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Set in the 1980s, Stranger Things takes place in Hawkins, a quiet little town in the USA. In the story, the disappearance of a child causes his family and friends to engage in an adventure far more complex than anyone could imagine.

  • Creation: Matt and Ross Duffer
  • Year: 2016
  • Episodes: 25 (3 seasons)
  • Actors: Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder

4. Sabrina’s Dark World – Note 74

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Based on the comics published by Archie Comics (which became TV series in 1996), Sabrina’s Dark World accompanies the young Sabrina Spellman. Half-witch and half-human, when she turns 16, she needs to choose which of the two paths she wants to follow.

  • Creation: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
  • Year: 2018
  • Episodes: 28 (3 seasons)
  • Actors: Kiernan Shipka and Ross Lynch

5. Castlevania – Note 71

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Animation based on a series of games of the same name, Castlevania shows the dispute between the monster hunter Trevor Belmont and the merciless count Dracula. While the first tries to defend the city of Wallachia, the second only wants to destroy it to avenge the death of his wife.

  • Creation: Warren Ellis
  • Year: 2017
  • Episodes: 22 (3 seasons)
  • Actors: Richard Armitage (voice)

6. Santa Clarita Diet – Note 66

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Horror and humor mix in Santa Clarita Diet, a series starring Drew Barrymore. In the plot, after undergoing a transformation in which she gains more vitality, but starts to feed on human flesh, a woman needs the help of her family to keep her secret.

  • Creation: Victor Fresco
  • Year: 2017
  • Episodes: 30 (3 seasons)
  • Actors: Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant

7. Love, Death & Robots – Note 65

Adult animation produced by Tim Miller and David Fincher, Love, Death & Robots has 18 independent episodes. In addition to terror, the anthology has plots of fantasy and science fiction, with technology as a central focus.

  • Creation: Tim Miller and David Fincher
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 18 (1 season)
  • Actors: Topher Grace and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

8. The Curse of Bly Mansion – Note 62

In this list of Netflix’s best horror series, The Curse of Bly Mansion couldn’t be left out. Part of a horror anthology with The Curse of Hill Residence, the series follows a housekeeper who is hired to work in a haunted mansion.

  • Creation: Mike Flanagan
  • Year: 2020
  • Episodes: 9 (1 season)
  • Actors: Victoria Pedretti and Kate Siegel

9. A Drink in Hell – Note 61

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Based on a 1996 film of the same name by Quentin Tarantino, Um Drink no Inferno accompanies two dangerous robber brothers. As they flee from Sheriff Earl and the entire FBI, they find themselves in deadly conflict when they run into a group of vampires.

  • Direction: Robert Rodriguez
  • Year: 2014
  • Episodes: 30 (3 seasons)
  • Actors: Eiza González and Zane Holtz

10. The Scream: Origins – Note 58

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Located in the same universe as the eponymous film franchise, The Scream: Origins shows a writer of paranormal stories and a TV star investigating the house where the supernatural entity Kayako lived and was murdered.

  • Direction: Sho Miyake
  • Year: 2020
  • Episodes: 6 (1 season)
  • Actors: Yuina Kuroshima

Now just prepare the bucket of popcorn and throw yourself into the Netflix horror series. Good marathon!

The notes presented in this text were collected on 10/13/2020.

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