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8 Best Horror Web Series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5 & Other OTT Platforms

Best Horror Web Series in India

Many people enjoy watching horror series and movies, and while some claim that they do not enjoy watching horror films, the truth is that they would like to but are afraid to watch them.

Some horror series that can be watched alone or with a family are listed below. You will enjoy watching the series, which is available on various OTT platforms and includes paranormal activities, monsters, ghosts, thrillers, and horror elements.

1- Ghoul (miniseries)

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

OTT Platform: Netflix

Director: Patrick Graham

Radhika Apte as Nida Rahim, Manav Kaul as Colonel Sunil Dacunha, S. M. Zaheer as Shahnawaz Rahim, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee as Major Laxmi Das, Mahesh Balraj as Ali Saeed, Resh Lamba as Sinister Man

The web series was released on 24 August 2018 and is a horror, thriller, and a little bit political-based story. The story is not real, it’s fictional and has 3 episodes that have introduced the paranormal elements.

The story is about the Arab folklore monster Ghoul, and there is a mysterious prisoner who has turned the tables on the military forces.

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2- Bhram

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

OTT Platform:  Zee5

Director: Sangeeth Sivan, Amit Bathija

Star Cast: Kalki Koechlin as Alisha Khanna, Bhumika Chawla as Ankita Paul, Sanjay Suri as Peter Paul, Eijaz Khan as Pradeep Choudhary

 

The web series was released on October 24, 2019, and has lots of twists and turns as the killer is revealed in the last episode, and when the past is revealed the new changes and the story starts.

The series is a psychological horror, and thriller and has concepts like paranormal activities, mythical aspects, and horror. In the series, there is a protagonist who suffers from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and when their elder sister loses her partner, strange things start happening to her.

3- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

OTT Platform: Netflix

Director: Lee Toland Krieger

Star Cast: Kiernan Shipka as Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch as Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis as Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo as Chance Perdomo.

 

On 26 October 2018 the horror and thriller web series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was released. There are two seasons, which are divided into 4 parts of a horror web series, and the main character is Kiernan Shipka.

The plot is an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. The novel was an anthology of horror stories. The web series depicted how one daughter and mother travel from one city to another, and then at the new location, some paranormal activities occur, which they both discover and survive.

4- The Haunting of Hill House

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

OTT Platform: Netflix

Director: Mike Flanagan

Star Cast: Michiel Huisman as Steven Crain, Carla Gugino as Olivia Crain, Henry Thomas as Young Hugh, Elizabeth Reaser as Shirley

 

The series is adapted from the 1959 gothic horror novel with the same title, The Haunting of Hill House. The first season was released on October 21, October 2018 and the second was on October 9, 2020.

The stars are the same in both seasons, and this is a horror drama web series about five siblings and their parents. They want to sell their old house so that they can buy a new one, so they relocate to some other house during renovations, and paranormal activities occur with everyone so that they can return to the old house.

5- Drakula

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

OTT Platform: Netflix

Director: Jonny Campbell, Damon Thomas, Paul McGuigan

Star Cast: Claes Bang as Count Dracula, Dolly Wells as Sister Agatha Van Helsing / Dr. Zoe Van Helsing, John Heffernan as Jonathan Harker, Morfydd Clark as Mina Murray

The series was released on January 1, 2022, and is based on a novel written by Bram Stoker in 1897 with the same title. The title character of the horror thriller series is Claes Kasper Bang.

The Dracula in the series has written and comprises journal entries, letters, and telegrams. The second most important character in the series is Jonathan Harker, as he is a young lawyer who travels to meet Dracula for some property transaction work.

6- Tumbbad

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime and YouTube

Director: Rahi Anil Barve

Star Cast: Sohum Shah as Vinayak Rao, Jyoti Malshe as Vinayak’s mother, Dhundiraj Prabhakar Jogalekar as young Vinayak, Rudra Soni as Sadashiv

This is a fictional story and kids can’t watch it. But the name of the village in the story is true. Tumbbad is a very small and not very well-known village in Maharashtra that got very famous after the movie was released.

The story takes place in the twentieth century when people were looking for buried gems in the village. When a family builds a holy site for Hastar, a demon who should never be worshipped, intending to obtain his cursed wealth, they face disastrous consequences.

7- Shaitaan Haveli

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Director: Ajay Singh

Star Cast: Zahid Ali as Dracula, Varun Thakur, Bhupesh Singh as Hariman Singh, Kanchan Pagare as Gangu

The series is a horror drama, but the haveli and paranormal activities are frightening. The film is suitable for the entire family to watch. The plot revolves around a film director who has to pay someone but does not have the money. So, to earn money to pay the gangster back, he is making a horror film.

8- Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

OTT Platform: Zee5

Director: Govind Agrawal

Star Cast: Viraaj Kumar, Kratika Sengar ,Tanushree Dutta , Mitali Nag , Sara Khan

This is an Indian horror anthology series that was released on 20 June 2012 and was very famous among all. As kids and parents, both can watch, but at times some episodes are very scary and can’t be watched by the kids.

There are 3 seasons, and all three seasons of the series have shown the paranormal and incidents that happen in people’s lives in the past, some of which are fictional too.

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