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10 best horror TV series to watch on Netflix this Halloween

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused disruptions to many Brit’s Halloween plans, including trick or treating.

However, there is one Halloween tradition that can still go ahead regardless of the lockdown rules: scaring yourself silly with a horror show.

There are so many options on Netflix that finding a good series can be rather daunting.

But don’t you worry, because we have put together a list of the best horror shows to binge-watch this Halloween weekend – you just need to bring the popcorn.

10 best horror TV series to watch on Netflix for Halloween

Here are our picks for the best horror series to binge-watch this weekend:

The Haunting of Bly Manor

From the makers of incredibly popular The Haunting of Hill House comes The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Based on Henry James’ classic novel The Turn Of The Screw, this Netflix Original follows the story of a troubled American woman who gets a job as a nanny to two children at an English Manor House.

However, she quickly discovers that things are not ‘perfectly splendid’, and that the children are harbouring some dark secrets.

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Ratched

This show is the origin story of the evil Nurse Ratched in 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, based on the book of the same name.

This Sarah Paulson-led horror drama will leave viewers watching through their fingers, as the show portrays the horrifying procedures that mental patients had to endure in the late 1940s.

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Unsolved Mysteries

Netflix’s reboot of the incredibly popular true crime show Unsolved Mysteries makes for perfect Halloween viewing.

Have a go at armchair sleuthing as the show tells the stories of some of the most bizarre and disturbing unsolved murders of all time.

Fans particularly enjoyed the season one episode ‘Berkshires UFO’ – be prepared to believe in aliens.

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things is the perfect mix of 80s nostalgia, mystery, and kick ass alien battles.

The show follows three schoolboys on their quest to find their missing friend, who meet a strange girl along the way.

The hit series starts Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown.

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American Horror Story

American Horror Story (AHS) is a staple scary TV series – and is often watched from behind the sofa.

Each season is a standalone story, with themes ranging from witches to the circus.

Season two ‘Asylum’ is the fan favourite, and is set in Briarcliff insane asylum. Will the staff believe the patents that there is a serial killer called Bloody Face on the loose before it’s too late?

Be prepared to have the annoyingly catchy French song ‘Dominique’ stuck in your head until Christmas.

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Locke & Key

Locke & Key is the perfect spooky show to watch for mid-teens, with an age 15 rating.

The fanatsy horror follows the three Locke children who move into a creepy house after their father’s murder, and discover reality-bending keys.

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is like an updated Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

This teen flick follows Sabrina, who is half-witch and half-human. She leads a dual life of a high school student and a sorcery student in the magical world.

However, these two separate worlds keep crossing into each other, and it is Sabrina’s duty to set things straight.

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The Santa Clarita Diet

Want to watch something that is technically horror for Halloween, minus all the scares? Then The Santa Clarita Diet may be for you.

This horror-comedy, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, follows the story of a suburban real estate agent who gets turned into a zombie.

Life isn’t much different for her… oh, except now she craves human flesh.

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The Alienist

The Alienist is a psychological thriller set in New York in 1816.

The series stars Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning as a team assembled to investigate a serial killer who is murdering street children.

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The Rain

The Rain is a Danish post-apocalyptic horror drama, set in an eerie yet beautiful Scandinavian forest.

Two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of the bunker where they have been staying for six years to discover that a rain-borne virus has wiped out almost the entire population.

They join a group of fellow survivors, and head out on a danger-filled quest throughout the abandoned land in search of signs of life. 

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