In dictionary terms, paranormal denotes to events or phenomena such as telekinesis or clairvoyance that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding. Us, humans are a curious lot by inherent nature. Hence, it comes as no surprise that all things paranormal (including and especially God) feel so interesting. Exactly why, more often than not, horror films end up being the highest grossers of the year. That and superhero films, of course. Through the establishments of online media streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon, there’s been a surge in the quantity of visual media content over the last few years. With that said, here’s the list of really good paranormal shows on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
10. The Walking Dead (2010-present)
‘The Walking Dead’ is undisputedly the biggest supernatural undertaking in recent television history. Developed by Frank Darabont, it is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. The series features a large ensemble cast as survivors of the zombie apocalypse, trying to stay alive under near constant threat of attacks from the mindless zombies colloquially known in the show as “walkers”. Exceedingly successful since its premiere, ‘The Walking Dead’ has spurred spin-off series like ‘Fear the Walking Dead’. Beginning with its third season, the show has attracted the most 18-49 year old viewers of any cable or broadcast television series, though viewership has declined in the latter seasons. It has been nominated for several awards including the Writers Guild of America Award for New Series, and the Golden globe award for Best Television Series – Drama.
9. Santa Clarita Diet (2017-present)
Created by Victor Fresco, ‘San Clarita Diet’ is a Netflix Original horror-comedy web television series. Starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, the single camera series premiered on February 3, 2017 and has received generally positive reviews, with critics praising the cast and the premise. Excessive number of graphic scenes shown in the program has, however, been subject to some criticism. The show follows the suburban real estate agents Joel and Sheila Hammond in Santa Clarita, California. The couple face a series of obstacles when Sheila has a physical transformation into a zombie, and starts craving human flesh. Although supportive of Sheila in her troubled times, Joel and the family have to deal with neighbors, cultural norms and getting to the bottom of a potentially mythological creature.
8. Hemlock Grove (2013-2015)
Produced by horror film director Eli Roth, whom you may remember as The Bear Jew in ‘Inglourious Bastards’, the Netflix Original ‘Hemlock Grove’ is a horror web television series. The show examines the strange happenings in Hemlock Grove, a fictional town in Pennsylvania. Roman Godfrey, heir to the town’s wealthy Godfrey family, befriends the town’s newcomer, Peter Rumancek. Together, the two of them try to investigate the recent murders that has stirred up the town, while simultaneously hiding their own dark secrets. Netflix earned the first Primetime Emmy Award nominations for original online only web television for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2013.