Here are all the frighteningly watchable World dramas released in the last 12 months, so if it’s your cup of tea (pint of blood? 😱) why not see if there’s one you’ve missed that you can sink your fangs into this all Hallow’s Eve…
Paranormal S1 Netflix 05/11/2020
“After a skeptical hematologist is plunged into a series of inexplicable events, he unwillingly becomes the go-to-guy for paranormal investigations”. Netflix Original series from Egypt.
The Devil Punisher S1 Netflix 25/10/2020
“A baker by day and demon fighter by night, a reincarnated deity must jog his amnesiac lover’s memory of their millennium-long romance”. Taiwanese drama marketed as a Netflix Original series. New episode added each Sunday.
La Révolution S1 Netflix 16/10/2020
“In a reimagined history, a mysterious disease besets 18th century France, culminating in a brutal clash between rebels and the aristocracy”. Netflix Original series from France.
To the Lake (Epidemiya) S1 Netflix 07/10/2020
“Facing the end of civilization when a terrifying plague strikes, a group risks their lives, loves — and humanity — in a brutal struggle to survive”. Russian drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.
The School Nurse Files S1 Netflix 25/09/2020
“Wielding a light-up sword through the dark corners of a high school, a nurse with an unusual gift protects students from monsters only she can see”. Netflix Original series from Korea.
The Gift (Atiye) S2 Netflix 10/09/2020 (+ S1 27/12/2019)
“A painter in Istanbul embarks on a personal journey as she unearths universal secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site and its link to her past”. Netflix Original series from Turkey.
Sakho & Mangane S1 Walter P. 04/09/2020
“Two cops with very different methods are forced to work together to solve crimes clouded by black magic in this Senegalese crime drama”.
Goedam S1 Netflix 20/08/2020
“When night falls on the city, shadows and spirits come alive in this Korean horror anthology series centered on urban legends”.
The Last Wave (La dernière vague) S1 BBC4 25/07/2020
“The life of a seaside community is thrown into disarray when ten of its members disappear during a surfing competition after a mysterious cloud descends upon the sea”. French supernatural drama.
The Protector S4 Netflix 09/07/2020 (+ S3 06/03/2020)
“Discovering his ties to a secret ancient order, a young man living in modern Istanbul embarks on a quest to save the city from an immortal enemy”. Netflix Original series from Turkey.
Ju-on: Origins S1 Netflix 03/07/2020
“A paranormal researcher searches obsessively for a cursed home where something terrible happened to a mother and her child long ago”. Netflix Original series from Japan.
Spides S1 Syfy 16/06/2020
“Murders, disappearances, and strange occurrences begin piling up in connection with the appearance of a new club drug called “Blis””. English language international drama series set in Berlin.
Reality Z S1 Netflix 10/06/2020
“With Rio de Janeiro under a zombie attack, reality show contestants shelter in a TV studio, where they must deal with more than flesh-eating hordes”. Netflix Original series from Brazil based on the Charlie Brooker series Dead Set.
Curon S1 Netflix 10/06/2020
“After 17 years, a woman returns home with her teenage twins. When she mysteriously vanishes, her children must reckon with a shadowy family legacy”. Netflix Original series from Italy.
Betaal S1 Netflix 24/05/2020
“Hired to displace tribal villagers to make way for a new highway, officials unearth an old curse and an army of British soldier-zombies”. Netflix Original series from India.
Mystic Pop-Up Bar S1 Netflix 20/05/2020
“A young man with a unique ability begins working for a centuries-old bar owner who resolves her customers’ emotional troubles by entering their dreams”. Korean drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.
Strangers From Hell S1 Netflix 15/05/2020
“Unpleasant events disturb the life of an aspiring crime fiction writer when he becomes a resident of an apartment building teeming with shady neighbors”. Korean drama.
Into the Night S1 Netflix 01/05/2020
“Passengers and crew aboard a hijacked overnight flight scramble to outrace the sun as a mysterious cosmic event wreaks havoc on the world below”. Netflix Original series from Belgium.
The King: Eternal Monarch S1 Netflix 17/04/2020
“A modern-day Korean emperor passes through a mysterious portal and into a parallel world, where he encounters a feisty police detective”. Korean drama marketed as a Netflix Original series.
Vampires S1 Netflix 20/03/2020
“A Paris teen who’s half human, half vampire grapples with her emerging powers and family turmoil as she’s pursued by a secret vampire community”. Netflix Original series from France.
Bloodride S1 Netflix 13/03/2020
“The doomed passengers aboard a spectral bus head toward a gruesome, unknown destination in this deliciously macabre horror anthology series”. Netflix Original series from Norway.
Kingdom S2 Netflix 13/03/2020
“While strange rumors about their ill king grip a kingdom, the crown prince becomes their only hope against a mysterious plague overtaking the land”. Netflix Original series from Korea.
Always a Witch (Siempre Bruja) S2 Netflix 28/02/2020
“A young 17th-century witch time travels to the future to save the man she loves, but first must adjust to present-day Cartagena and defeat a dark rival”. Netflix Original series from Colombia.
Spectros S1 Netflix 20/02/2020
“A group of teens get caught up in a supernatural clash as vengeful spirits from centuries past rise up in the Liberdade district of São Paulo”. Netflix Original series from Brazil.
Diablero S2 Netflix 31/01/2020
“When a young girl goes missing in a big city, a desperate priest joins a demon hunter and his motley crew on an otherworldly mission to find her”. Netflix Original series from Mexico.
Luna Nera S1 Netflix 31/01/2020
“In 17th-century Italy, a teenager learns about her destiny among a family of witches, just as her boyfriend’s father hunts her down for witchcraft”. Netflix Original series from Italy.
Ragnarok S1 Netflix 31/01/2020
“In a Norwegian town poisoned by pollution and rattled by melting glaciers, the End Times feel all too real. It’ll take a legend to battle an old evil”. Netflix Original series from Norway.
The Dead Lands S1 Shudder 23/01/2020
“Waka, a murdered Māori warrior returned from the Afterlife, and Mehe, a determined young woman, embark on a quest to find who “broke the world” and how to close the breach between the living and the dead”. Horror series from New Zealand – a Shudder Original.
The Ghost Bride S1 Netflix 23/01/2020
“In 1890s Malacca, Li Lan finds herself in the afterlife and becomes mired in a mystery linked to the sinister, deceased son of a wealthy family”. Netflix Mandarin language Original series shot in Malaysia.
Ares S1 Netflix 17/01/2020
“Aiming to become part of Amsterdam’s elite, an ambitious college student joins an exclusive society, unaware it’s hiding a horrifying secret”. Netflix Original series from the Netherlands.
The Bride of Habaek S1 Netflix 01/01/2020
“When a quest for divine stones in the human world goes awry, the water god Habaek seeks help from a psychiatrist predestined to serve him”. Korean drama.
Sanctuary (Himmelsdalen) S1 StarzPlay 05/12/2019
“What could be worse than being imprisoned in a locked-down clinic where nothing is what it seems, and nobody believes you are who you say you are? How about beginning to suspect that they’re right?”. Swedish drama based on Marie Hermanson’s novel The Devil’s Sanctuary.
Mortel S1 Netflix 21/11/2019
“After making a deal with a supernatural figure, two high schoolers emerge with extraordinary powers and join forces to solve a murder”. Netflix Original series from France.
The Stranded S1 Netflix 15/11/2019
“Trapped on an island destroyed by a tsunami, the students of an elite school try to hold on to hope. But mysterious forces seem to work against them”. Netflix Original series from Thailand.
Bring It On, Ghost S1 Netflix 30/10/2019
“A college student with psychic abilities takes in an amnesiac ghost as his roommate — who ends up helping him hunt down spooky spirits”. Korean comedy drama.
So there it is, a full year’s worth of horror, chills, and things that go bump in the dark, brought to you from around the world. We’ve included a good range of shows for your viewing delectation, from those with a hint of the supernatural to the downright horrifying. Which one will you be watching? Pop over to our Facebook group and let us know!