If You Liked The Haunting of Bly Manor, Paranormal Should Be Your Next Netflix Binge

If You Liked The Haunting of Bly Manor, Paranormal Should Be Your Next Netflix Binge

Have you ever visited a graveyard at night, watched horror movies in the dark, or told ghost stories with your friends? Then you will definitely need to check out Netflix’s new show, Paranormal, premiering Thursday, Nov. 5. It happens to be Netflix’s first Arabic-language original series out of Egypt, and it sounds freakin’ awesome.

Based on the bestselling Ma Waraa Al Tabiaa series by the prolific author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, the TV series follows Refaat Ismail (Ahmed Amin), a hematologist who is forced to rethink his lifelong scientific convictions when he turns 40 and begins to experience paranormal activities. The show is set in 1969, but travels between years as he experiences the ghosts from his past. Refaat and his university colleague, Maggie (Razane Jammal), enter a paranormal world together to save their loved ones from danger.

I’ll admit it: the trailer creeped me out. Refaat’s family teases him about his first crush being on a ghost girl, which he denies, but then a tarot card prediction says that terrible things will happen if he doesn’t confront his past. Chandeliers crash, items move around, and other unexplainable things keep happening around him, so yeah, maybe it’s time he investigates that whole ghost girlfriend thing before it’s too late.

This is just the latest addition to Netflix’s extensive library of spooky shows, which includes The Haunting of Bly Manor, Stranger Things, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Lucifer. Based on the teaser and trailer, however, this might be on the scarier side of things.

Watch the Teaser For Paranormal on Netflix

Watch the Trailer For Paranormal on Netflix


Lydia Livingston

Lydia is the newest member of the Genesis Brand family and has fit into the culture seamlessly. After graduating college, three years ago, Lydia made the transition to west coast life after her early years in NYC. She's an avid tennis player, animal rights activist and aspiring vegan chef.

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