You need to binge watch these 13 spooky shows on Netflix

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Twin Peaks

Year: 1990-1992; 2017
Plot: An FBI agent is sent to the small, quirky town of Twin Peaks to investigate the murder of a young woman.
Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, David Lynch

Why Is It Scary: This fall sunder the disturbingly scary category, as the horror here is more quirky than it is outright terrifying. Still, David Lynch is a master of atmospheric horror and that’s never been more true than in his bizarro masterpiece. The show is going to be revived on Showtime in 2017, so now is as good a time as any to catch up.

Watch It: Here


Year: 2016-Present
Plot: Two women in their early twenties — Amy and Raquel — attempt to find out who they want to be in life while battling real life demons as well.
Starring: Cara Theobold, Susan Wokoma

Why Is It Scary: Think ‘Shaun of the Dead’ but gender-reversed and more modern. The show is all about a pair of young women trying to find their way in life while also battling external demons as hard as the internal ones. It’s a newer show to Netflix, but one that should catch on with anyone looking for a spooky, funny time.

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American Horror Story

Year: 2011-Present
Plot: An anthology horror series that focuses on the creepy, gruesome side of life; from haunted houses to desolate asylums and creepy carnivals.
Starring: Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett

Why Is It Scary: There might not be a more popular horror show on right now than American Horror Story. The series is brilliantly structured in that you can jump into any season and get a fresh new story. With this anthology format, everything from a haunted house to a wickedly creepy insane asylum to a gory haunted hotel have been explored in season-long arcs. It’s hard not to find what you’re looking for with AHS.

Watch It: Here