Some people are creeped out by zombies, while others, by psychologically-disturbed hoteliers. Without a doubt, each horror junkie craves their own flavor of scary. Luckily, Netflix offers a large buffet of spooky options guaranteed to give you the heebie-jeebies.
We know just how hard it can be to browse title cards and watch an incredible amount of trailers. So, we did some research to give you a list of the best Netflix horror shows worthy of binge-watching. You’re welcome!
It’s impossible to list the best Netflix horror shows without talking about this classic story based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker. The series stars Danish actor Claes Bang as Count Dracula and British actress and writer Dolly Wells as Sister Agatha Van Helsing. Just as one can expect with a material featuring the archetypal vampire character, expect much gore from this series. The strong female characters provide an excellent balance to the plot.
You can’t get any darker than a series called Dark. This German horror-cum-science fiction thriller revolves around the events following the disappearance of a child. The plot exposes the hidden connections and secrets of four families that unravel a sinister time travel conspiracy. Aside from its creepy storytelling, the series is praised for its sci-fi noir style and artistic cinematography.
Fans of Thomas Harris’ suspense novel series, Dragon, Hannibal, and Hannibal Rising, are sure to get a kick out of this program. The TV show premiered in 2013 on NBC and starred Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Fans praise the show for its top-notch acting and the sleek but grotesque depiction of Dr. Lecter’s cannibalistic nature.
4. The Haunting of Hill House
This series got a lot of attention when it first came out in 2018. Loosely based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson, the series holds up on its own. The story features five siblings in two timelines – one when they were kids and the other, during the present time. The freaky events in the past continue to haunt the siblings throughout their adult life.
5. American Horror Story
If you haven’t had the chance to catch this anthology horror series since it first aired in 2011, Netflix is giving you the chance to catch up. Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, each season is a mini-series in itself. Fans have different favorites among the show’s nine seasons, but many favor Cult (season 7) and Hotel (season 5), which earned Lady Gaga a Golden Globe award.
6. Bates Motel
If you’re a fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece, then you might find this series as one of the best Netflix horror shows worthy of your time. The show features Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore as the mother-and-son ensemble in a contemporary prequel prior to the movie’s plot line. If you’re curious about the series of events leading to Norman Bates’ mental issues, don’t miss this series.
7. The Order
This Canadian-American horror drama TV series is top-billed by Jake Manley. The story revolves around a college student, Jack Morton, as he joins a secret society that teaches and practices magic called the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose. Jack’s journey deeper into the society uncovers magical dark arts and werewolves.
8. Castle Rock
Castle Rock is an American psychological horror anthology based on the stories by Stephen King and his fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. Created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, the series stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, and Bill Skarsgård. Online critics describe the series as a basket of Easter eggs for fans of the world-renowned author.
This Australian series, which premiered in 2015, follows seven people who return from the dead with perfect health but zero memory. This is somewhat a very close cousin of the French series, Les Revenants, which was also adapted into an American show, The Returned.
Mist is one of the best Netflix horror shows to watch if you love sci-fi. Based on the 1980 novella of the same name by Stephen King, the story features a mysterious mist that enveloped the town of Bridgeville, Maine. Eventually, residents learn that the mist is more than what it seems to be.
If you’re wondering how the Dutch do their horror series, Ares will give you an excellent picture. Top-billed by Jade Olieberg, the story revolves around a medical school freshman in Amsterdam who joins a secretive student society called Ares.
12. Strangers From Hell
Also called Hell Is Other People, this 2019 Korean series is based on a webtoon. The plot follows a young man who moves to the city for an internship and finds a cheap dormitory to stay in. Strange occurrences cause him to start fearing his co-tenants in the dorm.
This Mexican series is based on a book by Mexican writer Francisco Haghenbeck, titled El Diablo me obligó, which loosely translates to “The Devil Forced Me.” The series follows the story of legendary demon hunter or “Diablero” Elvis Infante, who joins forces with a priest, Father Ramiro Ventura, and Nancy Gama, who can invite demons into her body.
14. October Faction
If you’re a fan of comic book-style storytelling, you’ll find October Faction as one of the best Netflix horror shows. This supernatural drama web television series is based on the comic series of the same name by Steve Niles and Damien Worm. The story revolves around the family of a monster-hunting couple and their twin teenage children. A death in the family sparks the revelation of a whole box of dark secrets.
When online critics describe a series as “pure nightmare fuel,” you know you have to proceed with caution. This French horror series stars Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Boujenah, and Tiphaine Daviot. The story revolves around a novelist who realizes that her horror novel’s characters exist in the real world.
How To Capture Sound – Interview with Jack Sharkey of KEF
“I want the air to move.”
Audio technology has only improved in the last decade or so. Whether you’re a fan of headphones or earbuds, digital or vinyl, the quality of sound has been taken to fabulous new heights. Since 1961, KEF has been on the forefront of audio innovation.
“The job is is to put you, the listener, in the recording studio or in the concert hall. We put you in Carnegie Hall. So, you’re hearing what the recording engineer hears.”
For 60 years, KEF has developed some of the most innovative audio technology you’re aware of. In the early 1970s, KEF was the first company to adopt computers for the testing and design of loudspeakers. Back when computers were entire rooms.
Throughout the 1970s and 80s, KEF was a pioneer in the development of audio technology.
“KEF’s story is kind of unique to the industry, and it’s also a lot of people don’t realize that KEF is one of the sort of founding companies of the audio Hi-Fi movement”
Some of the techniques and technologies developed and brought to market are:
- Driver Decoupling (Model 105.2) – a technique of reducing cabinet coloration by mounting drivers via controlled lossy coupling
- Coupled-Cavity Bass Loading (Model 104/2) – a technique of pairing two bass drive units and feeding their output via a single port.
- Conjugate Load Matching (Model 104/2) – a crossover optimization technique that presents a constant ohmic load to the amplifier.
- The “KEF Universal Bass Equalizer,” or “KUBE” (Model 107) – a technique to overcome the unavoidable phase lag present at low frequencies.
- Uni-Q (C-Series) – a patented implementation of coincident midrange and tweeter drivers that strives to preserve phase integrity and match dispersion between the drivers resulting in improved stereo imagery.
Now, if you’re an audiophile you probably thought, “oh cool.” If you’re not, all you need to know is that that’s all very cool. It means “good sound.” And if you don’t know what “good sound” is, that means you’re lucky. Because good sound means you don’t notice it. Or, you notice everything. Both are correct.
It can be a little hard to explain. How the hell does one explain how sound works?
“It’s actually a lot simpler than you think. It’s all about magnetism. And so if you think about it like, so I’m speaking into it into a microphone right here, right? There’s a membrane on that microphone. So when I push air the membrane vibrates, and what that does is that’s connected to a magnet, which makes a positive and a negative imprint of the signal, which becomes an electrical signal.
“It’s a magnet connected to a membrane that vibrates. So, it’s the simplest of electrical technologies. It is kind of mind-boggling in the sense that we can just use a magnet inside of another magnet to make an electrical sound.”
Sure, that’s how it works if you look back to Thomas Edison or RCA chains. But what about the digital world we live in today?
“What we simply do with digital now is we take those vibrations and we digitize them, we turn them into computer ones and zeros for storage.
“But the actual making of sound or capturing of sound is that it’s all about magnetism. That’s really all it is.”
Pretty cool, huh?
KEF has been a pioneer and a leader in the audio industry. Along with the other big boys like Bose or Sennheiser, KEF is one such audio company you can rely on for the best quality sound you could ask for.
KEF has just celebrated its 60th anniversary and is still going strong. They’re also not “purists” when it comes to the debate between earbuds and headphones or digital and vinyl. Each has their own role, their own strengths and weaknesses. And KEF provides the best quality sound for whatever your taste may be.
Banksy’s website hacked, fan scammed $336,000 and got money back
The mysterious graffiti artist from England Banksy got his website hacked seven days after his team warned him it might have security issues. A British collector and also fan got scammed with a $336,000-worth digital art. Luckily, the fan got his money back.
On Tuesday, Banksy’s digital art was promoted on his official website. It was an image that displayed one of the NFT collectibles called CryptoPunks.
NFT, also known as non-fungible tokens, represents unique digital items such as art. With NFT, the owners of the digital artwork can be bought and sold by creating an ownership certificate. People who buy NFTs carry certificates that indicate ownership of the original item. However, this certificate doesn’t mean buyers have copyright, which means other netizens can still access or view the digital item. Simply put, an NFT acts like an ownership receipt of a digital item.
Banksy fell prey to hackers Tuesday when his official website was hacked and scammed a fan out of $336,000 (£242,000). Security experts gave the graffiti artist a heads up that the website might be hacked. However, the artist ignored it.
Who is Banksy?
Banksy is an England-based graffiti artist, street artist, film director, and political activist. Although the artist is famous both online and offline, he keeps his identity a secret. He’s dubbed as the anonymous British graffiti artist.
He remains anonymous while creating his artwork and only reveals it when it gains traction on social media. Banksy’s style leans more towards stencils to make it quicker to paint. The great French graffiti artist Blek le Rat also has a significant influence on Banksy’s style.
A British collector thought he bought a world-renowned artist’s first-ever NFT, only to realize that the artwork was fake after buying it. He had been led to a link to an auction with the URL “banksy.co.uk/NFT.” The link showed a collectible entitled “Great Redistribution of the Climate Change Disaster was deleted after the auction. The auction finished early, and the fan bid 90 percent over other fans.
The fan paid close to $336,000 for a fake Banksy digital art. The British collector under the name Pranksy wanted to stay anonymous. Moreover, Pranksy was even more surprised when the hacker returned the entire amount save for the $5,000 transaction fee.
He said an anonymous person alerted him on Discord about the auction. He also said that the hacker might have been scared because Pranksy found out who he was and followed him on Twitter. Pranksy also recounts how the media was all over the NFT hack scam and might have pushed the hacker to return the money.
Although he is now $5,000 short, he says he’s still fortunate to get the rest of the amount back. He said he feels sorry for others in a similar situation, with the worst outcome of not getting a refund.
Scam or stunt?
While the fake link is already weird enough, others thought it was also highly bizarre that the scammer returned the money. People even speculated it was all part of a stunt.
However, Prof Paul Gough, an expert on Banksy art and Arts University Bournemouth principal and vice-chancellor, says it couldn’t have been.
For one, Banksy was recently busy with his “Spraycation” stunt, where he filmed 10 of his projects in East Anglia. And secondly, the artwork is a far cry from his stencil-inspired style.
Kim Kardashian Breaks The Internet. Again.
Hey everyone. Kim Kardashian did another thing. And it’s not what you expect.
This year’s 2021 Met Gala theme was “American Independence.” This theme was so open that the outfits, dresses, and costumes were absolutely all over the place. From Frank Ocean’s puppet to Grimes’ Sci-Fi Warrier outfit, to AOC’s “Tax The Rich” gown this year’s Met Gala was one to see.
And who stood out amongst the crowd? Why, Kim Kardashian, of course.
When people expect something from you, the best way to maintain attention is to take that expectation and flip it on its head. Because Kim knows how to “break the internet,” Twitter went HAM on memes.
Here’s a compilation of all the best memes made from Kim Kardashian and her attention-seeking outfit.
If I woke up seeing that I’d have a very wet bed.
Definitely knock before entering.
Some people may be very disappointed when they unlock this character.
Me. So, so me.
Best anti-social social outfit ever.
“dementor” is a little on the nose, no?
You know who had a way more impressive Met Gala appearance than Kim Kardashian? Lil Nas X.
Look at how shiny she is. You go on Lil Nas X, with your gay C-3PO look.