Here's Your State's Favorite Scary Show On Netflix, Just In Time For Halloween

The lack of "Stranger Things" is ... strange.

It's the spookiest time of the year again and one thing's for certain: we can't get enough of all things creepy. There are plenty of scary shows on Netflix to satisfy everyone's craving for something a little darker, but which is the go-to one where you live?


Thanks to a little sleuthing from, we now know what horror shows on Netflix dominate in each state and the District of Columbia. The show that pops up the most isn't that much of a surprise: Black Mirror, the modern-day take on The Twilight Zone, is the top pick in seven states. Goosebumps, the nostalgic series that brought the works of R. L. Stine to life, reigns supreme in five states.

There are a few interesting programs that show up across the country and only appear once on the list. For instance: Ryan Murphy's anthology series American Horror Story (which has snagged multiple Emmys) is the preferred option from West Virginia, the werewolf-themed series Hemlock Grove has South Carolina howling, the period piece Penny Dreadful is keeping New Hampshire on the edge of their couch, critical darling Twin Peaks makes Washington (where its fictional town is located) proud, and The Vampire Diaries has taken a bite out of Alabama (with spinoff The Originals garnering attention in three separate states).

Perhaps the biggest shock is that one of Netflix's biggest shows, Stranger Things, only turned one state (Utah, for the record) and not 11. Perhaps all other states are trapped in the Upside Down? Either way, grab your Halloween candy and enjoy!

Take a look at the full map here: infographic of each state's favorite scary show on Netflix.

For a state-by-state rundown, here’s a handy list for you:

Alabama: The Vampire Diaries
Alaska: Glitch
Arizona: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Arkansas: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
California: Black Mirror
Colorado: Santa Clarita Diet
Connecticut: Black Mirror
Delaware: Lost Girl
District of Columbia: Alias Grace
Florida: The Originals
Georgia: The Originals
Hawaii: Devilman
Idaho: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Illinois: Goosebumps
Indiana: Goosebumps
Iowa: Devilman
Kansas: Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein
Kentucky: Scream
Louisiana: The Originals
Maine: Dexter
Maryland: Black Mirror
Massachusetts: Black Mirror
Michigan: Dexter
Minnesota: Darknet
Mississippi: Bitten
Missouri: Kolchack the Night Stalker
Montana: Bates Motel
Nebraska: Devilman
Nevada: Helix
New Hampshire: Penny Dreadful
New Jersey: Black Mirror
New Mexico: Goosebumps
New York: Black Mirror
North Carolina: Slasher
North Dakota: Santa Clarita Diet
Ohio: Scream
Oklahoma: Van Helsing
Oregon: Crazyhead
Pennsylvania: Bates Motel
Rhode Island: Black Mirror
South Carolina: Hemlock Grove
South Dakota: Goosebumps
Tennessee: Release the Hounds
Texas: Goosebumps
Utah: Stranger Things
Vermont: Dead Set
Virginia: Release the Hounds
Washington: Twin Peaks
West Virginia: American Horror Story
Wisconsin: Darknet
Wyoming: Being Human

Cover image: Netflix


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