• French drama Nox takes you deep inside the catacombs beneath Paris. (Distributor)Source: Distributor
These French dramas are incredibly creepy. And we say that in the best possible way.
SBS Guide

25 Oct 2018 - 12:38 PM  UPDATED 25 Oct 2018 - 2:50 PM

Prepare to be unsettled and trapped on your comfy sofa with these genuinely creepy drama shows ready to stream right now at SBS On Demand. Navigate through dark, disturbing explorations of our inner psyche, fueled by the behaviour of characters who are just not quite right. 

This collection of shows has loved ones returning from the dead with secrets, long-held mysteries bubbling to the surface, a house with ever-shifting rooms, a man awakening to discover he now lives inside a different body, and the terror of the catacombs beneath Paris.

You may ask why we all keep returning to these shows that keep us so unsettled? And what does it say that the absolute creepiest shows currently streaming are all French? Honestly, we are too freaked out to find the answer.

What we do know is that once you get hooked into one episode of these great French dramas, it's impossible to resist pressing play on the next one.

The Returned

This superb French drama offers a stylish take on the supernatural genre that combines taut mystery with rich character-led drama. In a small Alpine village in the shadow of a vast dam, a crowd of men and women find themselves in a state of confusion, trying to return to their homes. What they do not yet know is that they have been dead for several years, and no-one is expecting them back.


When her daughter Julie disappears in Paris' underground tunnels, retired cop Catherine (Nathalie Baye, SPIN) embarks on a race against time to find her. With the help of Julie's police partner, she investigates the mysteries of Julie's past and the horrors of the city's underbelly. 

The Frozen Dead

A horrific discovery in a small town nestled high in the French Pyrenees begins to unravel a dark mystery that has been hidden for years.

Beyond The Walls

When Lisa moves into a townhouse she has mysteriously inherited, she discovers hallways and rooms that suddenly appear then disappear, filling her with terror. Her ever-shifting house is also manipulating other occupants, interweaving space-time continuums that lead Lisa on an initiatory journey into the deepest recesses of her psyche.

Note: Additional episodes of Beyond The Walls will be added to SBS On Demand after airing on SBS VICELAND every Friday morning as 12:10am.


Set in the near future, this award-winning French drama follows Florian Bassot, an ordinary man who accidentally drowns when out boating with his family. Five years later, he awakens to find that scientists have transferred his mind into the body of another man.

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