Netflix’s Hellbound surprisingly overtook its Squid Game as the platform’s most popular show. This Korean horror-drama became a not-so-surprising hit for Netflix and a show that is watched globally. In the show, a supernatural phenomenon takes place: creatures appear to kill certain humans, which is interpreted as a manifestation of God who would punish them by sending them to hell. Episodes 1-3 focus on Jin Kyeong-hoon, a police officer investigating the events, and Jeong Jin-soo, the president of New Truth. Episodes 4-6 take place five years later and focus on Bae Young-jae, a producer whose baby received a prophecy of damnation.
The list we have prepared for you going to contain a total of 15 titles that are, in one way or the other, similar to Hellbound. So, if you want something similar to this great and intriguing show, we have prepared a list of the best shows like Hellbound you need to watch.
1. Sweet Home
Original Release: December 18, 2020
Number of Episodes: 10
August 2020. After the death of his family in a car accident, lonely teenager Cha Hyun-soo moves into a new apartment in a large, dilapidated and crowded apartment building in a working-class neighborhood in Seoul. His quiet life, however, is soon interrupted by some strange events that begin to occur in the building, which primarily involve the tenant next door and the caretaker of the building. Thus, as the people around them begin to transform into monsters that take the form of their hidden desires, the young man and other residents must find ways to survive.
Original Release: January 31, 2020 – present
Number of Episodes: 12
After many years living elsewhere, Turid and his two sons Magne, the eldest, and Laurits, the younger, following the death of their husband and father, return to Edda, a Norwegian town (imaginary) whose name refers to the Edda and famous for being the last part of Norway to have abandoned the ancient cult of the Norse gods (Ásatrú) in favor of Christianity.
The place is probably one of the most polluted areas in Norway, due to the activity of Jutul Industries, a very powerful multinational and where Turid, the mother of the protagonist Magne, also found a job. He, very shy and introverted with dyslexia problems, thanks to the intervention of a strange old woman (a Vǫlva), begins to undergo a strange mutation that makes him gradually stronger, invulnerable, invincible and capable of superhuman deeds.
Over time he realizes that he has awakened in himself the powers of the god Thor and learns to use them to face the insidious threat of the giants, enemies who hide behind an apparently perfect family, responsible for the destruction of the ecosystem and organizers of Ragnarǫk, the end of the world.
Original Release: May 17, 2020 – present
Number of Episodes: 20
Snowpiercer is set seven years after the world has turned into a frozen wasteland, and follows the remnants of humanity that inhabit a constantly moving train that circles the world once a year and consists of 1001 carriages. Built by billionaire Wilford, the train is rigidly separated by class, with passengers caught in a revolutionary struggle against strictly enforced social hierarchy and unbalanced allocation of limited resources. The show questions class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival.
Original Release: January 25, 2019 – present
Number of Episodes: 12 + 1 special
During the Joseon Period a few years after the Japanese invasions of Korea, rumors circulated about the king suffering from a mysterious illness. Crown Prince Chang accompanied by his bodyguard Moo-Young then decide to investigate and they will discover that a mysterious and terrible epidemic is hitting the kingdom.
5. Stranger Things
Original Release: July 15, 2016 – present
Number of Episodes: 25
The plot spans several months or even years, between 1983 and 1986. One evening in November 1983 in Hawkins, Indiana, twelve-year-old Will Byers suddenly disappears without leaving any traces except his bicycle. Several characters will then try to find him: his mother Joyce, his friends led by Mike Wheeler and guided by the mysterious Eleven, a young girl with psychic powers, as well as the police chief Jim Hopper.
At the same time, the city is the scene of supernatural phenomena linked to the Hawkins National Laboratory, managed by the United States Department of Energy (DoE) and indirectly the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), whose experiments under the project MK-Ultra does not seem unrelated to Will’s disappearance.
6. Les Revenants
Original Release: November 26, 2012 – October 19, 2015
Number of Episodes: 16
The series takes place in a small French mountain town dominated by an artificial lake, held back by a huge dam. Several people who have been dead for years come back to life at the same time: Camille, a young teenager who died in a bus accident in 2008; Simon, a young man who committed suicide in 2002; Victor, a little boy who was murdered by burglars in 1977; or Serge, a serial killer murdered by his brother in 2005. They try to get on with their lives when strange phenomena appear: power cuts, drop in the water level of the dam, bedsores on the body of the living and the dead.
7. Arthdal Chronicles
Original Release: June 1 – September 22, 2019
Number of Episodes: 18
In a mythical land called Arth, the inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal face power struggles, while some encounter love along the way. Eun-seom goes through difficulties to bring his tribe back to life and learns of its true origins in the process.
8. Save Me
Original Release: August 5 – September 24, 2017
Number of Episodes: 16
Im Sang-mi, is a young woman who tries to save her family from suspicious people because she has a dark past, when she had to witness the death of her brother … she meets a group of friends in a dark neighborhood, she whispers to them the word “Save me”; when she overhears her Suk Dong-chul, Han Sang-hwan, Woo Jung-hoon, and Choi Man-hee try to rescue her from her.
The young people discover that Sang-mi is trapped in some kind of religious sect under the command of Baek Jung-ki, so they decide to help her, however they are soon haunted by a series of horrifying and tense events, which will make them wonder about human psychology, as they try to help the young woman.
9. The Following
Original Release: January 21, 2013 – May 18, 2015
Number of Episodes: 45
Ryan Hardy, a former FBI agent proficient in profiling, is back in business when the devilish serial killer he arrested nine years earlier, Joe Carroll, breaks out of the prison he was held in. Before and during his imprisonment, Carroll uses social media to fuel a sect and a sort of cult of serial murder that has as its theme the novels of Edgar Allan Poe.
Ryan Hardy, after identifying the first potential targets of the homicidal maniac (ex-wife Claire Matthews and doctor Sarah Fuller, the only woman to have survived him), flanked by agents Debra Parker and Mike Weston, finds himself leading an operations group to capture the killers scattered throughout the United States, followers of the maniac and inserted in different branches of society. Each of them must follow, according to Joe Carroll’s instructions, a particular victim and carry out their task in a precise moment; each of these people is called a follower.
10. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Original Release: January 13, 2008 – April 10, 2009
Number of Episodes: 31
After ending the T-1000, the T-800 and the death of the creator of Skynet, Sarah and John Connor continue their lives as fugitives in 1999, a minor problem compared to those they are used to dealing with due to their past, but especially to its future. A future that they believed changed with the destruction of the Terminators, until in the present they have to face them again.
On this occasion they will also have one of them as an unexpected ally. Unlike what was seen in the movies, where Arnold Schwarzenegger played the character three times, the series presents and respects the original sustenance, in which humans in the future had a lot of trouble identifying the Terminators. This is mainly due to the fact that these infiltrative units were externally identical to people. “If they hurt themselves, they bleed. They also sweat, have bad breath and could cheat on contact,” a quote from Kyle Reese, the hero of the first film in the series and father of John Connor.
Although the public expects the continuity of the stories known on the big screen (Terminator 1 and 2), one of the most pleasant surprises for Terminator fans will be to see the mythology that was barely explained and that as a result of this series has the opportunity to see a clearer and more exciting light.
11. Remember Me
Original Release: November 23 – December 7, 2014
Number of Episodes: 3
Elder Tom fakes a domestic accident in order to get out of the house where he has lived, alone, for a very long time. He is admitted to a care facility, but a few minutes after his arrival, the social worker who had accompanied him falls from his bedroom window and dies. Thus began the investigation, conducted by Detective Fairholme. The young Hannah, who serves in the nursing home, immediately tries to defend Tom, the only witness (and possible suspect) of the murder, who in her eyes is weak and defenseless.
But the man hides a series of mysteries related to his past, which emerge from the things in his house, which Hannah and Detective Fairholme discover little by little. As events unfold, a disturbing supernatural presence (somewhat related to water) appears in Hannah’s daydream and appears to be holding and returning Elder Tom.
12. The Walking Dead
Original Release: October 31, 2010 – present
Number of Episodes: 161
The story follows the character of Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln), Deputy Sheriff of Kings County (Georgia). He wakes up from a coma lasting several weeks to discover that the population has been ravaged by an unknown epidemic which turns human beings into living dead, called “prowlers”. After reuniting with his family, he quickly became the leader of a group of Atlanta survivors.
These are brought to have to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, confronting rovers and other groups of survivors, some more dangerous even than the rovers themselves. Together, they face a world that has become unrecognizable as best they can, as they journey through the Deep South of the United States.
Original Release: September 13, 2005 – November 19, 2020
Number of Episodes: 327
The plot goes back 22 years earlier, when one night, Mary Winchester is murdered and burned in her own home, causing her husband John Winchester to embark on an endless journey in search of answers. Twenty-two years after the incident, Sam Winchester lives with his girlfriend Jessica in Stanford, California, until one day, his older brother Dean Winchester, visits him and explains that his father is on a “hunting trip” and has been for days. nothing is known about him.
Both of them go in search of his father, and on the way they find various cases of unexplained deaths, so they eventually stop in some towns to save people and fight wendigos, ghosts and other creatures. Over time, Sam begins to develop psychic abilities and begins to have strange visions. Finally, they both find their father, who explains that what killed their mother was a demon named Azazel (nicknamed “Yellow-eyed Demon”), who can only be killed by a pistol called “the Colt”, which was manufactured by Samuel Colt specifically to kill any supernatural creature.
The three manage to get said weapon and face Azazel, but he possesses John’s body, and if Sam gets to shoot him, he would kill them both, so he finally refuses to do so and finally Azazel escapes. After the anecdote, the three suffer a terrible accident where they are run over by a truck in the middle of nowhere.
14. American Horror Story
Original Release: October 5, 2011 – present
Number of Episodes: 113
The first season centers around the Harmon family, made up of Ben (Dylan McDermott), Vivien (Connie Britton) and Violet (Taissa Farmiga). After Vivien has miscarried and Ben cheated on her with one of his students, the Harmons decide to leave Boston and buy a Victorian house in Los Angeles. Upon arrival, they learn that the previous owner was killed by her boyfriend, who – it seems – committed suicide after committing the murder. They meet Moira O’Hara (Frances Conroy and Alexandra Breckenridge), a mysterious housekeeper who has looked after the house for years.
15. The Leftovers
Original Release: June 29, 2014 – June 4, 2017
Number of Episodes: 28
On October 14, 2011, two percent of human beings inexplicably disappeared from the face of the Earth. The people of the small town of Mapleton are faced with this disappearance when many of their neighbors, friends and lovers vanish into the wild in an instant. Three years later, life has resumed its course in the depopulated town, but nothing is as before. No one has forgotten what happened or those who disappeared. Some try to understand, others to forget, or to remember. Everyone will have to face the collapse of their beliefs, mourning.