American horror series

List of the best American horror series selected by visitors to our site: The Passage, Love, Death & Robots, Kingdom, What We Do in the Shadows, The Act, The Order, The Twilight Zone, Black Summer, Chambers, Critters: A New Binge
In the top there are new series of 2019, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.
The Passage (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CharactersVampire, Childrens
PlotGenetic experiments, Viruses
TimeFuture, Post-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular, Touching

A post-apocalyptic story about a botched U.S. government experiment that turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires, and an orphan girl who might be the only person able to stop the ensuing crisis.

Love, Death & Robots (2019)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, crime
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology

Terrifying creatures, wicked surprises and dark comedy converge in this NSFW anthology of animated stories presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher.

Kingdom (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.3)
Genrehorror, action, thriller, detective
CharactersZombie, Kings

In this zombie thriller set in Korea's medieval Joseon dynasty, a crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak.

What We Do in the Shadows (2019)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrehorror, comedy
CharactersVampire, Friends
StyleFancy, Easy

A documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires in Staten Island who have “lived” together for hundreds and hundreds of years.

The Act (2019)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8)
Genrehorror, drama, crime
CharactersTeenagers, Parents
StyleFor girls, Makes me think

A seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories with the first season following Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother.

The Order (2019)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
PlotMagic, Sects
StyleFascinating, Spectacular, Action

Out to avenge his mother's death, a college student pledges a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.

The Twilight Zone (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
PlotTechnology, Survival

Tales of science fiction, fantasy and the occult, exploring humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways. Next stop ahead The Twilight Zone.

Black Summer (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama
PlotSurvival, Missing people, Death, Apocalypse

In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.

Chambers (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
PlotInvestigation, Death, Supernatural
StyleAction, Fascinating

Consumed by the mystery surrounding the donor heart that saved her life, a young patient starts taking on sinister characteristics of the deceased.

Critters: A New Binge (2019)
Mark1.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy

Pursued by intergalactic bounty hunters, the Critters return to Earth on a secret mission and encounter lovelorn high-schooler Christopher, his crush Dana, his best friend Charlie, and his mom Veronica, whose past will come back to bite them—literally.

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Swamp Thing (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure
PlotViruses, Supernatural, Revenge

CDC researcher Abby Arcane investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but she soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.

NOS4A2 (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, drama
PlaceParallel worlds

A young Victoria "Vic" McQueen discovers she has the power to unlock portals that help her find lost objects. As she delves further into this hidden universe, she encounters many other "inscape travelers" - some benevolent, and some who have been corrupted by their power. When Vic encounters Charlie Manx, an immortal who stays that way by feeding off of the souls of children, she makes a sworn enemy of Manx.

Los Espookys (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, comedy

A group of friends turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life.

Creepshow (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, comedy
PlotDeath, Mystery

A young boy's horror comic book comes to life in this anthology series of terrifying tales.

Evil (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CharactersDemons, Psychologists
PlotLove, Mystery

Skeptical female clinical psychologist Kristen Benoist joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrehorror, drama
CharactersBrothers, Ghosts, Parents, Family, Sisters
StyleNetflix, Atmospheric, Spectacular, Worth watching

The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

Castle Rock (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
PlotInvestigation, Death
StyleBy books

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

The Terror (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure, history
CharactersMonsters, Shamans
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Based on real events, For men

The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.

Constantine: City of Demons (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, fantasy, cartoon

Armed with an arcane knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit, John Constantine fights the good fight. With his soul already damned to hell, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine uses his skills to face the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows…maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.

The Purge (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama
CharactersCriminals, Killers
PlotSurvival, Parties

Set in a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night throws at them. As the clock winds down with their fates hanging in the balance, each character is forced to reckon with their pasts as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.

Legacies (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CharactersVampire, Witches, Friends, Werewolves, Teenagers
PlotMagic, Supernatural, Investigation
StyleAtmospheric, Spectacular, Romantic, Fascinating, Action

In a place where young witches, vampires, and werewolves are nurtured to be their best selves in spite of their worst impulses, Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman, among others, come of age into heroes and villains at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.

Nightflyers (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CharactersAliens, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Supernatural, Survival

In the year 2093, a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, embarks on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn't waiting for them in outer space—it's already on their ship.

The Shivering Truth (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, cartoon
StyleFancy, Spectacular

An omnibus of painfully riotous daymares dripping with dream logic; a slate of emotional parables from the deepest caverns of your unconscious, lovingly animated in stop-motion. In other words, it is the Truth.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CharactersWitches, Teenagers
PlotMagic, Adventures

As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.

Eli Roth's History of Horror (2018)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrehorror, documentary

An in-depth look at the history and pop cultural significance of horror films.

Dimension 404 (2017)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective
StyleFascinating, Spectacular, Action

Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.

Room 104 (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
PlotLove, Relationship, Treason, Adventures, Investigation

Set in a single room of an average American motel, each episode tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it.

Ghosted (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy, crime, detective
CharactersPartners, Ghosts
PlotInvestigation, Curses

A skeptic is forced to work with a firm believer of the paranormal on unexplained occurrences in Los Angeles.

Ghost Wars (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
PlotLove, Investigation, Adventures, Relationship, Supernatural

Set in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces, the series focuses on local outcast Roman Mercer who must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he’s to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that’s threatening to destroy them all.

Lore (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, documentary
PlotLove, Mystery, Supernatural

This anthology series brings to life Aaron Mahnke's “Lore” podcast and uncovers the real-life events that spawned our darkest nightmares. Blending dramatic scenes, animation, archive and narration, Lore reveals how our horror legends - such as vampires, werewolves and body snatchers - are rooted in truth.

El jardín de bronce (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 8)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryArgentina, USA

Architect Fabián Danubio desperately tries to find his daughter, who has inexplicably disappeared leaving no trace.

The Mist (2017)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
PlotSupernatural, Survival

A small town family is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other.

Castlevania (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, adventure, cartoon
CharactersVampire, Demons
PlotLove, Death, betrayal
TimeMiddle Ages

A dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. Inspired by the classic video game series.

Stranger Things (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
PlotSupernatural, Adventures, Missing people
PlacePortals to other worlds, Parallel worlds
StyleNetflix, Atmospheric, Popular

When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.

Outcast (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrehorror, drama
PlotMagic, Adventures, Supernatural, Investigation

Kyle Barnes has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Scream (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersTeenagers, Serial killers

What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is fair game.

South of Hell (2015)
Mark3.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama

A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina, South Of Hell focuses on Maria Abascal (Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, Abigail, who resides inside of her, feeding on the evil Maria exorcises from others. Maria and Abigail share a soul and a destiny, but as Maria desperately tries to overtake Abigail, she will discover how far Abigail will go to remain a part of her.

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, drama, crime

An intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie’s life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892.

The Returned (2015)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
PlotDeath, Supernatural
StyleAction, Touching, Atmospheric

A small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have long been presumed dead, suddenly reappear; their presence creates both positive and negative consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged both physically and emotionally.

Scream Queens (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, comedy, detective
CharactersBrothers, Friends, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Relationship

The super-charged comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast. 

The Whispers (2015)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective

We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don't know. Can't see. Can't hear. In The Whispers, someone or something -- is manipulating the ones we love most to accomplish the unthinkable. An unseen alien force has figured this human weakness out. They have invaded earth and are using our most unlikely resource to achieve world domination – our children.

Penny Dreadful (2014)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
CharactersVampire, Demons

Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

Rosemary's Baby (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, France, Canada

Young Rosemary Woodhouse and her husband Guy move in with a rich couple, who soon take an unusual interest in the Woodhouses' attempts to have a second baby after Rosemary miscarried the first one. Guy soon has unusual success and Rosemary becomes pregnant, but it becomes clear that the two are connected and that the pregnancy may not be all that Rosemary hoped for...

The Strain (2014)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
PlotViruses, Survival, Supernatural

A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

From Dusk till Dawn: The Series (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, crime

The horror and crime thriller genres collide in this new original series from Robert Rodriguez, based on his cult grindhouse classic about bank-robbing brothers on the run, a lawman bent on bringing them to justice, the devout family caught in the cross-fire, and an ancient evil eager to feast on them all.

Dominion (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, drama

Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after "The Extinction War," when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, chose to side with humanity. Rising out of the ashes of this long battle are newly fortified cities which protect human survivors. At the center of the series is the city of Vega, a glistening empire that has formed from the ruins of what was once Las Vegas.

Over the Garden Wall (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, detective

Two brothers, Wirt and Greg, find themselves lost in the Unknown; a strange forest adrift in time. With the help of a wise old Woodsman and a foul-tempered bluebird named Beatrice, Wirt and Greg must travel across this strange land, in hope of finding their way home. Join them as they encounter surprises and obstacles on their journey through the wood.

Z Nation (2014)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, drama
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse

Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.

Matador (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, crime

Matador chronicles the unlikely rise of Tony "Matador" Bravo, a popular soccer star who comes to be known as much for his playboy antics off the field as his dynamic moves on it. But what his fans and family don't realize is that it's all a cover—in truth, he is a skilled covert operative executing missions for a little-known branch of the CIA. “Matador” has the kind of fame and notoriety that affords him access to powerful circles of corruption and villainy. But, in balancing the dueling roles in which he's been cast, he will be forced to confront the question of his true identity… and it is this mission which will prove to be his most dangerous.

Bates Motel (2013)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersSerial killers
StyleAtmospheric, Action

A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series begins after the death of Norma's husband, when she purchases a motel located in a coastal Oregon town so she and Norman can start a new life.