15 Horrifying Shows You Can Stream On Netflix Right Now

Small-screen scares galore.

If you're currently counting down the hours until Halloween, there's no better way to fill the final 72 of said hours than with a non-stop, all-out, balls-to-the-wall horror binge. And thanks to a plethora of scary shows currently streaming on Netflix, there's no shortage of ways to terrify yourself from dusk til dawn, all the way to Friday.

Whatever your preference, from alien abduction to zombie drama to esoteric foreign horror, any one of these series should get you good and primed for Halloween. Just beware: get sucked into your binge too late, and you might have to cancel your party plans in order to stay glued to the TV.

1. If you haven't yet been bitten by the hottest zombie drama of the century, now is the perfect time to let "The Walking Dead" grab you. All four seasons are currently available.


2. Spend the time between now and Halloween cramming in as much blood-sucking doppelganger drama as you can handle with "The Vampire Diaries." Bonus: You can queue up the first season of spin-off series "The Originals" to get you through your post-Halloween hangover.


3. For a zombie drama with all of the creeps and none of the gore, "The Returned" is where it's at. An American reboot is in development for this series about a town in which the dead suddenly return -- none the worse for wear, and with no memory of what happened to them -- but there's no need to wait for it when the first season is available on Netflix en français.

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4. There's nothing more lovely than Landon Liboiron's dreamy "Hemlock Grove" bedroom eyes... particularly when they're popping out of his head and plopping gently onto the forest floor. Among other things, this Netflix original features the most disgusting werewolf transformation ever to take place on screen.


5. With two seasons of Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" available to stream, there's no shortage of camp, gore, and grody sex to be had up until Halloween.


6. "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour": The scares aren't exactly powerful in this PG-rated series, but it'll certainly give your tween the creeps.

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7. If you've ever wondered what sort of childhood might lead a man to become a cross-dressing, murderous, corpse-hoarding lunatic, "Bates Motel" starring Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga should clear that right up for ya.

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8. It's more sci-fi than straight-up scary, but plenty of "Fringe"'s creep-of-the-week episodes pack a horrifying punch, particularly the one where a deranged ballet fan is trying to reanimate the corpse of a dead dancer. Also, there's never a wrong time to enjoy the utter perfection of John Noble as Walter Bishop.


9. And with nine seasons of "The X-Files" to choose from, you'll have no trouble cherry-picking some seriously horrifying episodes even if you'd rather skip that boring Mulder alien abduction arc.

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10. Is "Twin Peaks" a horror series? Perhaps not technically, but if there's anything scarier than the Man from Another Place talking backwards, we don't want to know about it.

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11. "The Twilight Zone"! This vintage series from the 1960s spawned dozens of the most compelling contemporary horror tropes, from creepy kids to demon dolls to terrifying plastic surgery. Plus, William Shatner's infamous Season 5 episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," in which there's SOMETHING ON THE WING.

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12. The big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's epic apocalypse story "The Stand" probably won't be ready until Halloween 2016, but you can get a little fix of this tale of terror right now, with the 1994 Sci-Fi Channel miniseries.

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13. If you prefer something a little more fabulous than freaky, the "Witches of East End" sultry sorceresses have a season's worth of magic in the can.


14. Whether you watch it for the thrilling duels against evil forces or just to gaze at the dreamy Winchester brothers, a whopping nine seasons of "Supernatural" are available to stream.


15. And finally, the 54-minute PBS documentary "Swarms" is neither a series nor a horror show, per se, but that doesn't make it any less terrifying for those of us with a terrible fear of bees.


Is one of your favorite currently-streaming shows missing from this list? Share it in the comments!