OTT platforms are fascinating places on the internet, which help you to access hundreds of web show all around the world. It is very difficult to pick the best horror web series out of them because each web series has its own flavor.
However, we have sorted 17 best Horror web series ever that can scare the daylights out of you. This list is based on reviews, critics’ responses, and the show’s popularity. If you have decided to entertain yourself with scary stories, you have the best options to choose from.
17 Scariest Horror Web Series to Watch:-
1. The Haunting of Hill House
Cast: Victoria Pedretti, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Michiel Huisman, Kate Siegel, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Julian Hilliard, Timothy Hutton, Lulu Wilson, Paxton Singleton, Mckenna Grace, Violet McGraw
Let’s start the list with one of the best Horror Web series. The show has many jumps scares along with many hidden ghosts in almost every episode. The show is based on Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same name. The story danced between the present and past as the whole Crenn family struggles to escape the Hill House.
2. American Horror Story
Cast: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, Cheyenne Jackson.
American Horror Story is an anthology show that delivers a new batch of freights every season. You can see ghosts, serial killers, witches, Anti-Christ, and terrifying clowns that will give you good jump scares throughout the show. It is the popularity that there are 8 seasons of the show.
3. The Exorcist
In continuation of the movie by the same name, this horror web series is even scarier than the movie itself. Certainly, it’s not for the fainthearted!
Canadian TV series and a horror web series, Slasher revolves around a mysterious killer called “The Executioner” who kills off people in the Waterbury community.
5. Twin Peaks
Cast: Ray Wise, Kyle MacLachlan, Madchen Amick, Michael Ontkean, Sherilyn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Richard Beymer, Frank Silva, Sheryl Lee.
Twin Peaks is a tight mixture of suspense and horror as it combines crime with supernatural acts. The story revolves around the mysterious death of Laura Palmer and FBI agent Dale investigates the case.
6. Stranger Things
Cast: Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, David Harbour, Gaten Matarazzo, Millie Bobby Brown, Natalia Dyer, Caleb McLaughlin, Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp, Matthew Modine.
Stranger Things is a blend of Sci-fi with horror. The show takes you back in the 1980s and gives you the mystery to solve the case of the missing boy. The plot unravels shady government agents, monsters, and some telekinesis to mix things up. The show is available on Netflix with 3 hit seasons.
7. Penny Dreadful
Cast: Timothy Dalton, Rory Kinnear, Reeve Carney, Eva Green, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper, Helen McCrory, Josh Hartnett.
Penny Dreadful follows the famous names of Gothic fiction like Dracula and Victor Frankenstein. The show tackles the unnerving tale of these characters on a search for his family. You will expect to see a lot of blood in the show, and you need not search for slasher films.
8. The Twilight Zone
Cast: Rod Serling as the presenter
The old is gold, and sometimes spooky too. Have you ever heard about The Twilight Zone which is a benchmark in Horror web series? The show has an eerie theme tune, and each episode brought a different story that could be paranormal, fantasy, futuristic, sci-fi, supernatural, and horror.
9. Black Mirror
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Hayley Atwell, Hannah John-Kamen, John Hamm, Cristin Milioti, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Daniel Kaluuya.
Black Mirror is not a horror slasher or about demonic monsters but the show is scary. The show is an anthology series that shows future sci-fi with horrifying ghouls and serial killers. The show is available on Netflix with 4 seasons.
10. Ash Vs Evil Dead
Cast: Ray Santiago, Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Dana DeLorenzo
The show is horror with a little dash of comedy. The show starts after the 30 years of Evil Dead films. It shows Ash who has an unsatisfying job until he is called to attach his chainsaw hand and rip the way through Deadites again. The show is available on Netflix with 2 seasons.
Cast: Purab Kohli, Palomi Ghosh, Aarna Sharma, Samir Kochhar.
It is the story of a group of friends on a mission to capture the ghost who resides in the typewriter. This short series is scary. The storytelling is very captivating as it unfolds twists and turns throughout the show. The show is available on Netflix.
Cast: Meherzan Mazd, Vatsal Seth, Sanjeeda Sheikh
It is a romantic horror thriller that revolves around a girl who is haunted by the demons of her past. The show is created by Vikram Bhatt. This 10-episodic horror tale is available to watch on Viu.
Cast: Manav Kaul, Radhika Apte, S. M. Zaheer
Ghoul is a short web series on Netflix. It is a story of a mysterious prisoner who is brought to a military camp for interrogation. The twist is that the prisoner summons a demon and starts killing people.
14. Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
Cast: Ross Hull, Jodie Resther, Rachel Blanchard, JoAnna Garcia
As compared to other horror series on the list, it is not that scary because it was made for kids. However, the show has a haunting tone and it offers some memorable creatures in every episode.
15. The X-Files
Cast: David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi, Gillian Anderson
The X files have 9 seasons, and it ran the gamut when it came to cover the horror themes. Two investigators explore the unexplained and paranormal things along with supernatural and sci-fi elements.
16. True Blood
Cast: Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, Stephen Moyer
True Blood can be considered as a campy genre show. However, the show is true horror as well with its plethora of werewolves, vampires, fairies, and shape-shifters. The show is one of the most lovable in HBO.
17. The Walking Dead
Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira
You certainly have forgotten that zombies are scary too. And you are blessed with 6 amazing seasons of much talked The Walking Dead that gives you a terrifying view of the undead apocalypse. The show has many jump scares and interesting storytelling.
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