Your State’s Favorite Scary Netflix Series

Cue “Monster Mash” and bring on the candy corn. Halloween is nearly here, and these scary Netflix series have our spidey senses tingling.

You don’t have to take off your Jason mask to see there are some pretty interesting things going on here. And by “things” we mean each state’s favorite Netflix horror series—not the 1951 horror movie.

Alright, turn off the suspenseful soundtrack and let’s see what’s lurking down in the basement . . .

Washington: Twin Peaks

It’s no shock to us that Washington is ready to hit play on Twin Peaks this month. This cult crime TV show is set in the (fictional) town of Twin Peaks, Washington, so maybe this favorite is a matter of state pride. Or maybe people in Washington just really want to know who killed Laura Palmer.

Kansas: Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein

What the heck is going on in Kansas, guys? Something strange, because this is no ordinary scary series. It’s actually an Indian horror anthology, but you won’t find any cheery Bollywood costumes and dancing here. Instead, each episode shines a spotlight on real-life paranormal experiences.

The East Coast: Black Mirror

We wonder if our friends in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland are creeped out by laughing Alexa as much as we are after watching high-tech hauntings in Black Mirror. Seriously, that’s creepy AF.

The Deep South: Bitten, Hemlock Grove, The Originals, and Vampire Diaries

Our neighbors in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina (and Florida too) have an uncanny infatuation with all things supernatural. Yup, it’s vampires, werewolves, and demons, oh my! (By the way, Florida, we’re very disappointed you didn’t pick Dexter as your favorite scary series. SMH.)

Utah: Stranger Things

Our first thought when we heard “Netflix” and “scary series” in the same sentence was Stranger Things. Can you blame us? Maybe that’s why we’re so surprised to see that only Utah picked this Netflix Original as its favorite spooky series. Weird, but I guess we’ve seen stranger things . . . (Pun intended.)

Got goosebumps yet? (“Goosebumps,” by the way, was another favorite. Cue all our elementary school nostalgia feels.) Let’s just say we’re not going to be falling asleep any time soon after watching all these creepy shows.


To figure out each state’s favorite scary series on Netflix, we first boiled an eye of newt in holy water.

Just kidding. Actually, we started with a list of the most popular and highly rated scary series you can watch on Netflix. Then we put each show title in Google Trends, narrowed it down by state, and let Google work its magic to tell us which horror series was most popular in each state.

Each state’s favorite spooky Netflix series

The Jersey Devil, Wendigo, and Chupacabra have nothing on these bone-chilling Netflix series.

StateFavorite scary Netflix series
AlabamaVampire Diaries
ArizonaFrom Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
ArkansasFrom Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
CaliforniaBlack Mirror
ColoradoSanta Clarita Diet
ConnecticutBlack Mirror
DelawareLost Girl
District of ColumbiaAlias Grace
FloridaThe Originals
GeorgiaThe Originals
IdahoFrom Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
KansasFear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein
LouisianaThe Originals
MarylandBlack Mirror
MassachusettsBlack Mirror
MissouriKolchack the Night Stalker
MontanaBates Motel
New HampshirePenny Dreadful
New JerseyBlack Mirror
New MexicoGoosebumps
New YorkBlack Mirror
North CarolinaSlasher
North DakotaSanta Clarita Diet
OklahomaVan Helsing
PennsylvaniaBates Motel
Rhode IslandBlack Mirror
South CarolinaHemlock Grove
South DakotaGoosebumps
TennesseeRelease the Hounds
UtahStranger Things
VermontDead Set
VirginiaRelease the Hounds
WashingtonTwin Peaks
West VirginiaAmerican Horror Story
WyomingBeing Human

Which scary series on Netflix gives you the chills? Tell us in the comments!