Are you a sucker for horror? Do you dig some good old chills? If you’ve watched every mainstream horror movie and show there is, here are a few underrated ones on Netflix that’ll give you the spook fix you need.
‘From Dusk Till Dawn’
Based on Robert Rodriguez’ cult horror film, this supernatural crime series revolves around Seth Gecko, a bank robber and his violent brother Richard Gecko. The duo are wanted by the FBI after pulling off a bank heist that left many people dead. When the brothers, along with the hostages they take, end up trapped in a desert bar run by vampires, they realise that they must fight until dawn in order to survive.
Creator: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: DJ Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González, Jesse Garcia
This TV series adaptation of one of the most popular horror film franchises features everything from murder to cyberbullying to the dark secrets of a small town. When a gruesome killing takes place in Lakewood, it stirs memories of horrific incidents of the town’s past that continues to haunt its citizens. A group of teenagers not only become suspects, but also targets and victims of this ruthless killer.
Creators: Jill E. Blotevogel, Jay Beattie, Dan Dworkin
Cast: RJ Cyler, Jessica Sula, Giorgia Whigham, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Tyga
Based on Brian McGreevy’s eponymous novel, Hemlock Grove (pictured above) revolves around the strange residents of Hemlock Grove, an old steel town that’s slowly falling to pieces. Everyone in this town, from the poor to the rich, has a sinister secret and soon enough, with a killer on the loose, a dark and disturbing side of the town comes to the fore.
Creators: Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman, Eli Roth
Cast: Famke Janssen, Landon Liboiron, Dougray Scott, Bill Skarsgård
This sci-fi horror series is based on Stephen King’s horror novella of the same name. Set in a small town in Maine, the series spotlights a family that’s dealing with the aftermath of a terrible crime. An unexplained mist suddenly begins to cover the town causing people to hallucinate and even die and the residents soon discover that the mist is hiding dangerous creatures.
Creator: Christian Torpe
Cast: Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curic
Based on a comic series, this show follows the lives of Fred and Deloris Allen, a couple that hunts monsters, and their teenage twins Geoff and Viv. When the family returns to Fred’s homeland for his father’s funeral, things begin to change. While Fred is haunted by his past, Geoff and Viv begin to show supernatural tendencies, leading to strange occurrences in this sleepy little town.
Creator: Damian Kindler
Cast: Tamara Taylor, J.C. MacKenzie, Aurora Burghart, Gabriel Darku
This dark series revolves around an ambitious college student Rosa, who leads a trying life at home. When she’s recruited to join an exclusive and mysterious society, Rosa is absolutely unaware that this society holds a deeply disturbing secret.
Creator: Pieter Kuijpers
Cast: Jade Olieberg, Tobias Kersloot, Lisa Smit, Frieda Barnhard
Language: Dutch (with English subtitles)
Word of caution: This paranormal reality show is not for the faint-hearted. It focuses on individuals or groups who talk about their own paranormal experiences which are recreated through re-enactments. Stories include those of sisters who grew up in a haunted house as well as that of a boy who was constantly haunted by images of a woman hanging in his closet.
Creator: Jan Pavlacky