You need to binge watch these 13 spooky shows on Netflix

Credit: FX
Credit: FX /
5 of 6

Bates Motel

Year: 2013-Present
Plot: A mother and son set up life in a new town, but when mysterious and deadly things begin to happen they find themselves at the center of it all. An adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho.
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

Why Is It Scary: The original Psycho was scary enough, as was the book upon which the movie was based — also titled Bates Motel. The acting in the show is beyond phenomenal, as Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore are dynamite as Norma and Norman Bates. Those two are what takes this show over the top, but let’s not discount how great the writing is and how engaging all aspects of the show have become.

Watch It: Here


Year: 2014-2017
Plot: Based on the infamous Salem Witch Trials, the series centers on what really happened and what the real motives behind the witch burnings were.
Starring: Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel

Why Is It Scary: Period horror is always guaranteed to set a creepy tone, and what creepier period in time than the Salem Witch Trials. There’s the psychological horror aspect to the series — the witch hunt that can claim even an innocent person — as well as the visually terrifying things that happen. It’s not a perfect show but still manages to be a perfect way to kill an afternoon.

Watch It: Here