Hail, the creation of streaming TV. Without it, the discovery and rediscovery of multitudes of TV shows would be time-consuming and sometimes, near-impossible. We as horror fans, have been blessed with the inclusion of many of our favorites from the past and present as well as new shows that are exclusive to certain streaming apps.
Have an afternoon to set aside for some horror TV show bingeing? I got you – here are 10 killer horror series currently available to stream on platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Shudder.
2 Seasons, 12 Episodes
Amazon Prime’s Lore is an anthology series spawned from the podcast of the same name, created by Aaron Mahnke. Each episode tells the tale of an urban legend or supernatural entity, and is told via dramatizations mixed with narrated facts. Knowledge is gained through Lore, and so are the heebie jeebies.
3 Seasons, 72 Episodes
Airing in the late eighties and early nineties, Monsters is an anthology show with each episode focusing on a titular creature, and the chaos it creates. Watch for the chaos, but also for the practical effects that were used for the monsters. This was a childhood staple for me with the most memorable episode being My Zombie Lover starring Tempestt Bledsoe (The Cosby Show).
1 Season, 6 Episodes
In the realm of supernatural TV shows that have been related to Buffy, Crazyhead is one of the best. Amy (Cara Theobold) and Raquel (Susan Wokoma), a demon hunter, must dispatch of a group of a demons bent on destroying the world. Simple enough plotwise, but the show is genuinely scary and hilarious while nearly giving Buffy a run for its money. Sadly, a second season will not be seeing the light of day.
Eli Roth’s History of Horror
1 Season, 7 Episodes
If you weren’t able to catch this documentary style show when it aired on AMC this past fall, no worries, for Shudder has all 7 episodes. Each episode centers on a certain subgenre of the horror world, and features interviews with a smorgasbord of actors, directors, writers, producers, and artists that have participated in the horror world.
2 Seasons, 23 Episodes
Ryan Murphy’s horror comedy series has been said to be Heathers meets Halloween, and is so frivolously campy and gory that it almost ranges on pure perfection. A murderer stalks the girls of a prestige sorority in the first season, and another murderer (or is it?) stalks the survivors from the first in a hospital setting for the second season. Upon initial viewing, I was genuinely surprised at how much the show got away with on FOX due to its content.
2 Seasons, 20 Episodes
FOX called forth the demon for this series, and it should be viewed by everyone. For those who have managed to avoid watching and reading about it, I don’t want to say too much because the excitement that I got within the first season was sky-high. While building upon the mythology set in the films, the first season sees a family in Chicago pursued by a demonic force while the second seasons sees a foster family pursued by a demon. There, I did it sans spoilers.
A Discovery of Witches
1 Season, 8 Episodes
A Discovery of Witches follows Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), a scholar and a witch who holds the key that all of the creatures of the world want. For the vampires, it holds the secret to their survival. For the witches, it holds the secret to fully gain their powers back. There’s a load of neat mythology created within the universe of the show, and we’re going to get to experience more of it as the show has already been renewed for 2 more seasons.
1 Season, 6 Episodes
Wolf Creek sees the stalking the destruction of an American tourist, Eve (Lucy Fry) at the hands of Mick Taylor (John Jarratt), the deranged psycho from Australia’s Outback. Mick is brutal, and the series keeps up with the brutality that we saw in the two Wolf Creek films, but it’s amplified for we have to witness 6 episodes of it. Mick has met his match in Eve, as she puts him on a race around the Outback to end her before she is able to reveal to the public his nasty way of life. Note: There is a second season available, but it is currently not streaming.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
7 Seasons, 144 Episodes
One girl in all the world, chosen to blah, blah, blah. We all know Buffy’s (Sarah Michelle Gellar) initial calling, but it’s the journey in the seven seasons that we were given that makes the show one of the best horror series ever created. Buffy and her friends (ahem, The Scooby Gang) battle creatures of the supernatural as well life throughout the seven seasons of the show. Creator, Joss Whedon, sculpted a wonderful universe with complex characters we either chose to love or hate, and he’s brutal with the power of the characters he takes away from us or just flat-out destroys. I frikkin’ love this show.
5 Seasons, 110 Episodes
Buffy’s spinoff followed Angel (David Boreanaz) and Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) as they moved to LA, and are brought together to fight the nasties that roam the street and law firm offices of Los Angeles. Angel dealt with more adult themes than Buffy, but was filled with the same heart and horror. Want to see a grown man cry? Sit me down with season 5’s A Hole in the World.
There you are! 10 shows accumulating 25 seasons with a roundup of 408 episodes to properly fulfill any horror TV binge craving that you may have. What horror shows do you suggest for a binge watch? List them off over on our Twitter, Reddit, or on the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!