Fancy a few scares this spooky season? The nights are drawing in and it's time get cosy on the sofa ( or in your comfy St. Christopher's Inns bed! ) with a cup of something warm for the best spooky series on Netflix. If you’re a lover of Halloween then you already know that one scary movie isn’t enough to satisfy that eerie October feeling - so get your adrenaline pumping for the whole of Autumn with these ghostly picks. We’ve included a bit of everything - from sinister thrillers to spine-chilling horrors and supernatural teen dramas.
The Haunting of Bly Manor
From the same creator that brought us The Haunting of Hill House (which had most of us quivering behind our blanket), this new series is less jumpy, but equally as mysterious and eerie. Following the story of a young American girl who accepts a nanny job at a historic countryside house in England, viewers will soon learn of the secrets and shadows that lie within the grounds of Bly Manor ...
While it may not be as terrifying as its sister series, we thoroughly enjoyed the more psychological element with quite a few plot twists, supernatural surprises and very interesting characters. If you haven’t seen The Haunting of Hill House yet, we’d recommend you add it to the list too for the ultimate scares.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
If you were a fan of Sabrina The Teenage Witch growing up, then you’d probably want to know that this darker adaptation of the teen series is not so child friendly. However, it’s the perfect teen/adult drama that follows Sabrina, a young witch who is facing the challenges of leaving her mortal life behind forever.
Made up of four parts, you have the whole thing to binge before spooky season is over. This supernatural series is oozing with witchcraft, the occult, a fair few demons and even the devil himself - as well as plenty of romance, quirks and fun. Played by Kiernan Shipka, we are loving this new take on the much-loved Sabrina character with the adaptation also celebrating topics such as female empowerment and equality. It's a must-watch on Netflix for Halloween this year.
This thriller is based on the true story of Derek and Maria Broaddus who's move into a suburban area in the US takes a turn for the worst when - you guessed it - a creepy figure starts staring at their property.
It's trended #1 on Netflix in over 20 countries, and should definitely be on your list of shows to watch over Halloween this year. It gets pretty dark, so make sure you've got a nightlight ready for when you finish.
Brought to our screens by the same creator of American Horror Story, Ratched is an awesome thriller to get your teeth into this Autumn. Feel the shivers down your spine as a young nurse working at a leading mental institution undergoes dark changes within, until she can’t be stopped any longer. Released in September 2020, Ratched was Netflix’ most streamed show in the week it was released. Intriguing, suspenseful and a real psychological thriller that will get your jaw clenching.
Secret societies, campus murders and ancient rituals are common themes in The Order , a horror series that has recently hit Netflix. The show follows Jack, a university student who joins a secret society and from then on, his world is never the same as he gets introduced to the world of sinister magic, dark history and the dead. The Order is definitely worth a watch, with ten gripping episodes awaiting.
We had to feature this for Halloween - and if you’re one of those people that STILL hasn’t watched Stranger Things , you’re missing out on the thrills of this award-winning show. Developed by the Duffer Brothers, this horror series is set in the 80s following a group of kids that live in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, an area that sees a fair share of supernatural goings-on. Paying homage to the fashion and style of the 80s era, Stranger Things has become the new favourite show of thousands of people across the world.
With an incredible cast, incredible plot and four incredible seasons, we know that we’ll definitely be rewatching this on 31st October. Start now and you’ll get onto the ‘Trick or Treat, Freak’ episode (Season 2, episode 2) just in time for Halloween.
First aired on the BBC in January 2020, the drama-horror mini-series Dracula is now available to watch on Netflix. Made up of three long episodes, this psychological show is full of suspense and spookiness as we watch lawyer Jonathan Harker travel to Transylvania on a doomed business trip. Finding himself in a castle face to face with a vampire Count, the series tells the tale of Dracula’s evil and bloodshed.