10 best shows like Cryptid (2020)

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As a chain of horrific and inexplicable events start to unfold in their small town on the northern hemisphere, an ensemble of high school students will be forced to face their darkest fears in order to overcome a supernatural force feeding on chaos and the misery of mankind.
List of the best shows and series like Cryptid (2020): Light as a Feather, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Sløborn, Legacies, American Horror Story, Ares, The Birch, Cruel Summer, Elite, Nightflyers.

Light as a Feather (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Five teen girls deal with the supernatural fallout stemming from an innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board.” When the girls start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, the survivors must figure out why they’re being targeted — and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryCanada

This three-part, self-contained limited series is about the newest member of the Midnight Society, her first scary tale, and what happens to the group when the terrifying events of her story start to actually happen in their small town.

Sløborn (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryGermany, Denmark, Poland

A deadly virus hits a small community living on an island in the North Sea.

Legacies (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA

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.

American Horror Story (2011)
Markimdb: 8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.

Ares (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryNetherlands

When her friend suffers a bizarre accident, Rosa realizes the secret student society they've just joined is built on demonic secrets from Dutch history.

The Birch (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

Horror stories told from the perspectives of multiple characters whose lives are affected by the Birch, a bloodthirsty monster deep in the woods. Once you summon her protection, you never escape.

Cruel Summer (2021)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA

An unconventional thriller that takes place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America.

Elite (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain
Duration02:33

When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy.

Nightflyers (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

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.

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The Walking Dead (2010)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.

Behind Her Eyes (2021)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

A single mother enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his mysterious wife.

Stranger Things (2016)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:09

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

Creeped Out (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada

A masked figure known as "The Curious" collects tales of dark magic, otherworldly encounters and twisted technology in this kids anthology series.

Chambers (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

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

Ängelby (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySweden

Vera, a mother of two children, is left by her husband and looses her job all at once. She gets a job offer in another town, grabs her children and their belongings and moves there for a fresh new start in life. Before she gets there she hits a boy with her car. In chock, she assumes the boy to be dead. But is it really Vera who killed him?

Haven (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43

FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

Nancy Drew (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:42

Young Nancy Drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.

Supernatural (2005)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43

When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America ... and he taught them how to kill it. Now, the Winchester brothers crisscross the country in their '67 Chevy Impala, battling every kind of supernatural threat they encounter along the way.

Defending Jacob (2020)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.

Remember Me (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

Three-part contemporary ghost story set in Yorkshire. Tom Parfitt's arrival at a local retirement home leads to an eerie unexpected death.

The Returned (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:05

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.

La Zona (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration00:56

The disastrous meltdown of a nuclear power plant in Northern Spain created a contaminated no-go zone and left the nearby provincial city and inhabitants in a state of shock and mourning. Three years later, while the city prepares for the commemoration ceremony, a mutilated body is found in a warehouse. Police inspector Hector Uria's search for the murderer takes him deep into the no-go zone and into his own past.

Storm of the Century (1999)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration04:17

Storm of the Century, alternatively known as Stephen King's Storm of the Century, is a 1999 horror TV miniseries written by Stephen King and directed by Craig R. Baxley. Unlike many other King mini-series, Storm of the Century was not based upon a Stephen King novel—King wrote it as a screenplay from the beginning. The screenplay was published in February 1999.

I Am Not Okay with This (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA

A teen navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers. Based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel.

The Returned (2012)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryFrance
Duration00:52

In the shadow of an enormous hydraulic dam, the lives of the residents of a small French town are changed to their core when hundreds of previously dead relatives all return home on the same day.

The Innocents (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:42

When a teenage couple runs away to be together, the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.

First swallows (2019)
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Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUkraine

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Room 104 (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:24

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

Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1992)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, family, detective
CountryCanada
Duration00:22

Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a joint Canadian-American horror/fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was a joint production between the Canadian company Cinar and the American company Nickelodeon.The episode "The Tale of the Twisted Claw" was aired as a pilot on the evening of October 31, 1991 in the USA and in October 1990 in Canada. Are You Afraid of the Dark? was aired from August 15, 1992 to April 20, 1996 on Nickelodeon's SNICK. The series also aired on the Canadian television network YTV from October 30, 1990 until June 11, 2000.A revived series with new directors, writers, and cast was produced by Nickelodeon from 1999 to 2000 and also aired on SNICK. The sole member from the original lineup to return for the sixth and seventh seasons was Tucker, although Ross Hull returned for the concluding miniseries, which notably broke from the show's established format by blurring the line between story and "reality".




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