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.
|State||Favorite scary Netflix series|
|Arizona||From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series|
|Arkansas||From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series|
|Colorado||Santa Clarita Diet|
|District of Columbia||Alias Grace|
|Idaho||From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series|
|Kansas||Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein|
|Missouri||Kolchack the Night Stalker|
|New Hampshire||Penny Dreadful|
|New Jersey||Black Mirror|
|New York||Black Mirror|
|North Dakota||Santa Clarita Diet|
|Rhode Island||Black Mirror|
|South Carolina||Hemlock Grove|
|Tennessee||Release the Hounds|
|Virginia||Release the Hounds|
|West Virginia||American Horror Story|
Which scary series on Netflix gives you the chills? Tell us in the comments!