The 10 best horror series available on Prime Video

Ranging from wildly disturbing plotlines to fantasies with a dark twist, see the platform's top-rated horror series on IMDb

The 10 best horror series

Ranging from extremely disturbing plots to fantasies with a dark twist, the list of horror series available on Amazon Prime Video is quite varied. For those who like the genre, but don't know where to start their marathon, we've listed the 10 best streaming horror series, ranked according to their IMDb scores, and we've brought you information about each of them that can help you make your decision. Check out this selection and get ready for the scares!

10. The Purge – 6,5

A TV series that is part of the film franchise of the same name, The Purge has ended after two seasons. Set in a dystopian future, in which a totalitarian political party rose to power and legalized a night of the year in which all crimes are allowed, the plot follows a group of distinct characters, who go through countless ordeals throughout the 12 hours of a purge.

  • Creation: James DeMonaco
  • Year: 2018
  • Episodes: 20 (2 seasons)
  • Cast: Gabriel Chavarria, Cody Fern, and Hannah Anderson
  • []Link on Prime Video


9. Lore - 6.6

Original production by Amazon Prime Video, Lore is a documentary series based on a podcast by Aaron Mahnke. In the anthological title, which mixes the use of animations, dramatizations, and narrations in its episodes, we know the origin of some legends and popular beings of terror, understanding what is fantasy and what is real in their stories.

  • Creation: Glen Morgan, Tyler Hisel, and others
  • Year: 2017
  • Episodes: 12 (2 seasons)
  • Narration: Aaron Mahnke:
  • []Link on Prime Video

8. NOS4A2 - 6,7

Based on a book of the same name by Joe Hill, NOS4A2 is a supernatural horror series that ended after two seasons. The title follows in the footsteps of Vic McQueen, a young English artist who discovers she has peculiar powers and finds her path collides with that of a terrible immortal being, who sucks the souls of helpless children and deposits their bodies in a Christmas village. Willing to stop him, she seeks to learn more about her own powers, as she embarks on a very dangerous journey.

  • Creation: Jami O'Brien
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 20 (2 seasons)
  • Elenco: Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto e Jahkara Smith
  • []Link on Prime Video

7. Fear The Walking Dead – 6,9

The Walking Dead spin-off, Fear The Walking Dead is a prequel story to the original series, at least in its first three seasons, matching the events of the initial show from the fourth. Set in Los Angeles, it follows a working family, consisting of a couple and their two children, who witness the beginning of the zombie apocalypse and team up with other characters to try to survive the chaos.

  • Creation: Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson
  • Year: 2015
  • Episodes: 85 (6 seasons)
  • Cast: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, and Frank Dillane
  • []Link on Prime Video

6. High School of the Dead – 7,3

High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead (Image: Disclosure / Prime Video

Another zombie production, High School of the Dead is an anime based on the manga of the same name, published in Brazil by Panini. The title revolves around a group of students and the nurse at the school where they study, as they team up to protect themselves and survive a zombie apocalypse.

5. Them – 7,3

A title that could not be missing from a list of horror series to watch on Prime Video, Them is an original anthology production of streaming. Its first season takes place in the USA in the 1950s and follows a black family that moves from North Carolina to a white family neighborhood in Los Angeles. In the new house, marked by prejudice and threats from the neighborhood, the residents begin to witness strange supernatural forces that, in addition to being frightening, seem to want to destroy them.

  • Creation: Little Marvin
  • Year: 2021
  • Episodes: 10 (1 season)
  • Cast: Deborah Ayorinde and Ashley Thomas
  • []Link on Prime Video

4. The Terror – 7.9

Directed by George Lucas and produced by Steven Spielberg, Terror is an anthology series based on a book of the same name by Dan Simmons. Inspired by real events, the first season of the series takes place in 1845 and follows the explorer ships of the British Royal Navy, during one of their incursions, when they end up trapped in the Arctic ice. The isolation soon awakens local threats and deeply affects the crew's psyche.

  • Directed by: George Lucas
  • Year: 2018
  • Episodes: 20 (2 seasons)
  • Elenco: Jared Harris e Tobias Menzies
  • []Link on Prime Video

3. The Haunting Hour - 8

Criada por R. L. Stine, também responsável pela clássica série de terror, Goosebumps, A Hora do Arrepio lembra bastante o show dos anos 90, mas agora em uma versão dos anos 2010 que possui nova roupagem e elenco. O título, uma produção antológica voltada para o público infanto-juvenil, traz em cada um de seus episódios histórias de suspense, sustos e fantasia, protagonizadas por crianças e adolescentes.

  • Criação: R.L. Stine
  • Ano: 2010
  • Episódios: 66 (3 temporadas)
  • Elenco: Jeny Cassady, Dan Payne e Brendan Meyer
  • []Link on Prime Video

2. The Exorcist - 8

Ended after two seasons, The Exorcist is slightly inspired by the work of the same name. Starring Mexican actor Alfonso Herrera ( Rebelde ), the title revolves around two priests with very different behaviors, who put their differences aside and join forces to help a desperate mother. The object is to help the woman's daughter, a young girl who has been possessed by the devil.

  • Creation: Jeremy Slater
  • Year: 2016
  • Episodes: 20 (2 seasons)
  • Cast: Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels and Hannah Kasulka
  • []Link on Prime Video

1. Supernatural - 8.6

Blending dark fantasy with adventure, Supernatural is an extremely popular series from Warner Bros. that has run for no less than 15 seasons (all available on Amazon Prime Video). The production has two young brothers as protagonists, who find themselves following in their father's footsteps: a man who, in search of revenge for his wife's death, hunts demons and all kinds of supernatural creatures.

  • Creation: Eric Kripke
  • Year: 2005
  • Episodes: 327 (15 seasons)
  • Cast: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Katie Cassidy
  • []Link on Prime Video

And, do you recommend other horror series to watch on Amazon Prime Video? Share your nominations with us!

The streaming catalog and IMDb were consulted on 5 MAY 2022.
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