After Ghoul, here are next five horror web series that you should watch!


Netflix India's recently-released horror web-series Ghoul has taken us all by surprise. Based on the Arab folklore monster Ghoul, this miniseries has been directed by Patrick Graham and jointly produced by Jason Blum, Anurag Kashyap, Ryan Turek, Vikramaditya Motwane, Michael Hogan, Kilian Kerwin, John Penotti and Suraj Gohill under their respective banners Blumhouse Productions, Phantom Films and Ivanhoe Pictures.

From breath-taking horror scenes to a sad possible futuristic reality, Ghoul and Radhika Apte have proved that content is king and the Indian cinema has finally moved on from Ragini MMS and Raaz Reboot! However, without any further delay, we thought of bringing some fresh horror web-series which will blow your mind.

If you haven’t watched Ghoul yet then we suggest, you better start watching it right now! The below mention horror web series are great and unique in their own way; they belong to different sub-genres and handle the horror elements differently.

Bates Motel

This psychological horror web series is surely on its way to redefine the very definition of this genre. A sequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Bates Motel follows the early life of murderer Norman Bates. The Bates family is drawn into the dark underbelly of White Pine Bay. It is based on the book of the same name, written by Robert Bloch, which, in turn, was loosely based on the true story of serial killer Ed Gein.

American Horror Story

An American horror story series, written & created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk narrates the story of the Harmon family, who decide to begin a new life in another house around the corner and move into it, unaware of the series of paranormal activities that takes place in it.

Penny Dreadful

A horror series set in Victorian London, Penny Dreadful brings together many literary characters of that era and makes a gorgeous, beautifully shot, gripping (not to mention scary) drama. The title may be based on cheap horror fiction that used to sell in those times, but the show’s production quality is quite magnificent. Eva Greene as the heroine Vanessa Ives is magnetic, and the rest of the cast serves her well. This Showtime show follows a definitive arc for its four or five major characters across its three seasons. Penny Dreadful can be watched on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

The Returned

Set in a small town that is changed forever when a seemingly random collection of locals suddenly reappear. What they do not yet know is that they have been dead for several years, and of course no one is expecting them back. Families are reunited, and the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level, as both positive and detrimental consequences accompany the undead's arrival. "The Returned" is based on the popular, International Emmy-winning French suspense series adapted by Fabrice Gobert and inspired by the feature film "Les Revenants."

The Exorcist

Based on the film of the same name, which is also a major classic in this genre, this Fox’s TV series is actually really good. Acting as a sequel to the original story and comes under the umbrella of the franchise. The Exorcist redefined the then stale horror genre and spawned several sequels, each one falling way short of the original. This TV series undoes some of the damage. The atmosphere alone would make you fall in love with the franchise again. It streams on Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video.

So which one are you watching tonight?

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