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Horror is not for everyone – but those who like this genre can rarely get enough of it. Because horror is very diverse, everyone can find something they like. The only requirement: strong nerves. So if you want to get a taste of the horror genre or are looking for a new good series, you should take a look at our recommendations. These are the seven best horror series that you can stream right now.
“American Horror Story”
The special feature of this horror series is that the individual seasons are not designed with one continuous plot. So each season tells a self-contained story. The majority of the cast is recurring – they only embody a different character (almost) every time. Connections still exist between the seasons, which will only become clear to you over time. Look forward to the stories from “Murder House”, “Asylum”, “Coven”, “Freak Show”, “Hotel”, “Roanoke”, “Cult” and “Apocalypse”.
You can watch the first eight seasons of the popular series on Netflix
“The Walking Dead”
The series tells the story of a small group of survivors after a worldwide zombie apocalypse. Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes leads the group in search of safe accommodation. However, the undead that are everywhere are a constant threat. In search of a safe place, survivors must pass through cities, forests, military facilities and secret research facilities that have been overrun by zombies. And the other people you meet are not always peaceful …
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In the United States, there is a 12-hour period during which it is considered patriotic to participate in a “purge.” Nothing is punishable during this time – not even murder. The protagonists are confronted with their past and have to overcome conflicts. The story of the horror series consists of several storylines that initially do not suggest any connection, but are ultimately connected to each other.
You can find both seasons on Amazon Prime Video *
After the death of her husband, Norma Bates moved to Oregon with her son Norman, where she was able to buy a motel and a house. When Norman is at a party, the former owner of the motel breaks into the house and rapes Norma. Her son comes home just in time and knocks the man down – then Norma stabs him. While cleaning the room, Norman discovers a sketchbook with drawings in which women are tortured. A short time later, the Bates family receives a visit from the police …
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The first season of the series revolves around Sarah Bennett, who returns to her hometown and suddenly finds herself in a series of murders. The murders are very similar to the death of their parents, which is why Sarah turns to Tom Winston, who has been in custody since then. He helps her gain insight into a murderer’s thoughts.
You can watch two of three seasons on Amazon Prime Video *
“Haunted Hill House”
Hugh and Olivia move into an old house that they want to completely renovate and then sell again. Your children Steven, Shirley, Theodora, Nell and Luke have a lot to discover there – but it quickly becomes clear that strange things are happening in this house. Headaches, sleepwalking, soliloquy, cold and scary creatures are just a small part of what the family has to live with. After a storm, Hugh finds the skeleton of a man who has walled himself in the basement behind a wall.
Watch the first season on Netflix
“Ash vs Evil Dead”
The comedy horror series is based on the film “Dance of the Devils”. It takes place thirty years after the events of the original film. At that time, Ash released the evil from the Necronomicon under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A demonic plague threatens to destroy all of humanity. And only Ash (the chosen one) is able to stop the threat.
All three seasons can be seen on Amazon Prime Video *
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