Because there is no time to be scared, discover the 7 best horror series available on Amazon Prime. On the menu: profane and blasphemous supernatural, terrorizing or traumatic anthology series…
Please note: this ranking is based on the ratings of AlloCiné internet users. Only series with at least 500 votes have been taken into account in this top.
Jesse Custer, a disillusioned pastor in a small town in Texas, is inhabited by a mysterious entity that gives him incredible power. Accompanied by his murderous ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the trio travel the roads and delve into a mad, bloody world populated by characters from heaven and hell.
Based on the comic book series of the same name, preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama. Gory and wacky, she stands out for her audacity and humor, jubilant as one might wish. Scenery and a violent and disturbed black atmosphere are added to a string of dedicated actors who will not fail to embark you on this damn blasphemous adventure. At once creative, original and exciting, Preacher is a supernatural gem not to be missed.
2- The Terror
Anthology series, each season of The Terror tells a terrifying new story. In 1845, a group of the British Royal Navy set out on a arduous journey in search of the Northern Passage. The conditions are perilous and the resources limited. Frozen, isolated and stuck on the other side of the world, the crew struggles to survive as some begin to believe in a curse linked to a mysterious creature that seems to mow them down one by one… Here is the beginning of a full first season chilling promises.
Photography, sets, plot and acting: everything is there to captivate and give chills. And season 2 is not to be outdone: it transports us during the Second World War, when a specter threatens the Japanese-American community gathered in internment camps in southern California following the war. Peaceful. Different and yet just as exciting, the stakes are high and the terror always there. An exceptional horror series to be consumed without moderation.
3- The Exorcist
Adapted from the novel The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty and sequel to the cult 1973 horror film, The Exorcist, the series follows the adventures of Fathers Tomas Ortega and Marcus Keane who find themselves each season facing a new evil threat. It all starts with the Rance family: the mother thinks that a demonic force is raging in her home and possesses her daughter in particular. She then calls on Father Ortega who, having little experience in exorcism rites, decides to consult the mysterious Father Lang.
Well-crafted and full of surprises, Jeremy Slater’s series is a great continuation of the original film. The staging and acting are excellent, with Geena Davis at the top in particular. Fascinating and downright creepy, The Exorcist is a masterpiece of horror with breathless suspense and strong twists to discover absolutely.
4- Fear The Walking Dead
Widowed, Madison is a guidance counselor in a high school in Los Angeles who raises her two children alone: Alicia is a good student who discovers the first love emotions, Nick, the eldest, has meanwhile left college and combines the problems. Both agree however: they do not accept the new companion of their mother, Travis, professor in the same high school and divorced father of a young teenager. While the blended family tries to coexist, strange behaviors appear… The rest you know.
Disturbing and full of suspense, the prequel to The Walking Dead starts strong and is as terrifying as it is strange, a true mirror of our time that sends shivers down your spine. Here the point of view is new and the pace is different, but the goal is the same: to survive. Fear The Walking Dead benefits from a climate of terror and a dark and agonizing atmosphere which contribute to its effectiveness. The actors are good, the tension at its height and the anticipation strong: the infection is spreading here and nothing will stop it.
5- The Purge
You know the principle: for one night, once a year, all crimes are permitted, murder included. Twelve hours of nightmares authorized by the government to deal with crime: welcome to The Purge ! Adapted from the American Nightmare film saga, the series is in line with its parent franchise and does not disappoint in terms of action, twists and turns. It is indeed a question of showing the madness of the human being when the laws no longer exist and it is still so frightening.
Differing somewhat from the films, the show deepens them: the episodic format allows here to dwell a little more on the story of the protagonists and also to discover what is happening outside the purge. There are so many script possibilities. Gripping and harrowing, the series gives chills and holds you in suspense: that’s all we ask!
6- Dead Set
The United Kingdom is in turmoil: an attack of the living dead shakes the country and the population is massacred. Isolated, the participants of the Big Brother reality TV show are not aware of the situation…well, not yet. First protected, they are soon overtaken by this deadly epidemic. Rhythmic and violent, the British horror mini-series with, among others, a Riz Ahmed in its debut, was released in 2008 and quickly received a BAFTA nomination.
Fun, with a very English humor, but above all gore and brilliant as one pleases, Dead Set however, leads to a reflection on our society that the show does not hesitate to criticize against a backdrop of brainless zombies. And as if that weren’t enough, it also offers a dark and perfect finale. Biting and realistic, the crazy horror series is an adrenaline rush in addition to a real killer: pun understood!
Them is an anthological horror series whose main theme is racism. It all started in 1953 when Alfred and Lucky Emory, an African-American couple, decided to flee North Carolina to settle with their children in an all-white neighborhood of Los Angeles. In addition to being quickly confronted with the icy welcome of their new neighbors, they see their house become the scene of strange and disturbing phenomena, involving evil forces…
Visceral, oppressive and anxiety-inducing, Little Marvin’s series is as powerful and intelligent as it is frightening and unsettling. The staging is subtle, the script shocking and the dialogues scathing. Added to this are stunning photography and interpretations. And from its beginnings, the show does not go out of its way and haunts its spectator by its social context which is enough to terrify. A real slap and a series of punches, Them will freeze your blood while marking you forever. A radical and grueling nightmare, horror in all its splendor: you will come out of it traumatized.