Netflix’s Hottest Show Right Now Is One Of The Scariest To Date

With Scream winning on the big screen and scary stories raging on the little one, horror is having a huge resurgence right now – and that’s evident with Netflix’s hottest series right now, Archive 81.

Netflix has embraced the horror genre for quite some time, offering brain shock as well as all-out scares.

It’s a service that allows some of our best horror writers and directors to shock, like Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting Of… series and the chilling audiences of Midnight Mass, while Brand New Cherry Flavor decided to disgust us all with its Lynchian nightmare fueled storyline.

While we’re hoping for more from these shows, some haven’t been as successful – albeit superb. Marianne, a heartbreaking Frenchwoman The horror series has some of the biggest scares you’ll see on Netflix, but it was canceled after just one season.

There’s a spooky new hope, though, and the show is Archive 81.. It centers on museum curator and film restorer Dan Turner (Mamoudou Athie) who is asked to restore fire-damaged tapes that were shot by history grad student Melody Pendras (Dina Shihabi) and, well, a double storyline filled with found footage jump scares and shocks you want from a Netflix horror series ensues.

Perhaps the scariest thing about Archive 81 is its success. In its first week of launch on Netflix, it landed the top spot, according to FlixPatrol, of the most popular Netflix shows, edging out recent big hits such as Stay Close, The Witcher and Emily In Paris.

Archive 81 was created by Rebecca Sonnenshine who was a producer and writer on the Prime Video superhit, The Boys.

The series is based on the hit podcast of the same name that launched in 2016, which also involves researchers cataloging the video archive of a missing filmmaker.

If you’ve already consumed it and are craving more episodic scares, here are some of the best horror TV shows to watch.

Javier E. Swan