Engrossing Revenge Thrillers To Sink Your Teeth Int0
The Devil’s Hour is a psychologically charged thriller streaming on Amazon Prime, and across its 6 episodes, it’s quite the delightful ride!
If you’ve finished this one and are looking for something similar, we’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks for alternate viewing.
To keep things simple for skim-readers we’ve added what similarities these have.
Of course for all the shows we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link so you can check out our full thoughts on that series and see if it’s something you want to invest your time with.
So without further ado, we present 10 TV shows that should whet the appetite when you’ve finished streaming The Devil’s Hour.
Similarities – Mystery & Characters
Psychologically charged murder mystery Sharp Objects is as engaging as it is technically impressive. From the exquisite sound design to the perfect editing, every part of Sharp Objects has been finely tuned and crafted to create a compelling mystery.
The story follows troubled reporter Camille who begrudgingly finds herself assigned to reporting a violent murder case in her hometown Wind Gap. Haunted by a troubled past mired in violence and depression, Camille feels alienated from the adults, growing closer to the young girls whom the killer in town is targeting.
The show is as engaging as it is enthralling and definitely a must-watch if you’re looking for a compelling character-driven mystery.
Similarities – Time-Bending Murders & Distorted Realities
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Shining Girls starts off with a simple premise and slowly eases its way into building up an atmospheric and uneasy tension that hangs over large portions of the run-time.
The story centers on a woman known as Kirby Mazrachi, who finds herself reeling after a brutal attack in the past. Navigating through inexplicably shifting realities, Kirby tries to make sense of her life, keeping a journal to jot down any constants. The trouble is, those constants are anything but as both small and large changes cause her to question what’s real and what’s not. It would seem that her attacker, a man known as Harper, is the root cause of all of this.
Working as an archivist at a newspaper, Kirby teams up with a veteran reporter called Dan as they investigate a string of murders that stretch all the way back to the early 1900’s. Unfortunately, Harper appears to be one step ahead of the pair the whole time. How? What secrets does he hold? And can the pair stop Harper from killing again?
Similarities – Serial Murderer & Crime
Mouse is going to divide opinion. It’s undoubtedly a show with a lot of promise, including a twisty turny story about psychopaths and what drives them. With 20 episodes, some of which nearly 2 hours long, and several specials to flesh out characters, this is a really epic watch.
The story centers on Jung Ba-Reum, a rookie police officer working at a police substation. Honest and hardworking, he finds himself faced with the impossible, tasked with tracking down a psychopath murderer who places the entire nation in fear.
That’s the simple synopsis but with numerous timelines, lots of murders and numerous surprising twists, Mouse is undoubtedly gripping but complicated. It’s also slightly frustrating too, so do be aware of that. However, this one is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience!
Similarities – Characters & Mystery
Losing Alice is an Israeli slow-burn erotic thriller. With an intriguing cast of characters at its core, the show does tend to meander a little in the middle but undoubtedly has a lot of similarities to The Devil’s Hour.
The story here revolves around a woman named Alice, who finds her life turned upside down when she agrees to shoot a movie for a femme-fatale screenwriter Sophie.
As the series progresses, Alice realizes she’s stuck in a nightmare of her own making, unsure who to trust and who’s telling the truth. With some gorgeous shots and a pretty consistent tone, the beginning and end of this series is enough to recommend soldiering through the middle chapters.
Similarities – Slow Burn Mystery
If you’re in the mood for slow burn thrillers, look no further than Belgium’s Tabula Rasa. With an intriguing premise, some solid characters and an itching mystery that compels you to see it through to its conclusion, this crime drama is certainly worth your time.
The psychological thriller revolves around an amnesia-stricken young woman called Mie, who’s locked up in a secure psychiatric hospital. When she receives a visit from Detective Wolkers, he claims to be the last person seen with Thomas Spectre, who has vanished.
As a witness and prime suspect in the case, Mie is forced to remember what happened that night before she can even think about being released. In order to fight for the truth, Mie is forced into reconstructing her lost memories. The more she remembers though, the more Mie starts to distrust those around her.
Moody, ambitious and really well written, Tabula Rasa is a solid series to check out.
Similarities – Characters & Drama
From the onset, its obvious that there’s something unsettling lurking in the shadows of The Sinner. The first season starts just like a standard mystery thriller; a short build up leads to young mother Cora Tannetti stabbing a man on a beach for seemingly no reason.
With the crime already committed and shown in visceral detail, two key questions drives the show forward – why did she kill him and what drove her to commit this crime? The question hangs over the show like a black cloud and when Investigator Harry Ambrose begins digging deeper, a slowly opening puzzle box of clues sheds more light on the motive.
As truths surface and lies are uncovered, this methodically paced mystery keeps the suspense running right through to its climactic ending, playing as a why-dun-it rather than a who-dun-it.
As the seasons progress, Harry Ambrose is the glue that holds the seasons together as different crimes come to light. The first season is undoubtedly the strongest of the three though.
The Chestnut Man
Similarities – Mystery & Serial Murders
If you’re a fan of crime dramas, you really don’t want to pass up watching The Chestnut Man. Well written, gritty and utterly engrossing from start to finish, this Nordic noir is nicely poised to end September with a bang.
Adapted from the novel by Soren Sveistrup, The Chestnut Man is incredibly chilling and captures the same atmosphere and tone the books are synonymous with.
Much like the books, the story here centers on police detective Naia Thulin and her new associate Mark Hess. It’s your typical “new guy teamed up with hardened senior” set-up, but this is a show that leans in harder to its plot than its characters.
That’s not a bad thing though and across the six episodes you’ll find yourself trying your best to piece together all the clues and solve the crime before our detectives do.
This Nordic drama is beautifully constructed, well-paced and a must to put on your watch-list.
Similarities – Mystery & Thriller
Shows involving timelines and rewriting time can either go horribly wrong or perfectly right. There really is no middle ground. With a simple but effective hook, a smartly written script and some endearing, well rounded characters, Kairos is the best show in 2020 you’ve probably never heard of.
Kairos is one of the smarter written sci-fi shows of 2020 and it’s a shame more people aren’t aware of this one. The 16 episodes are consistently tense, fall of suspenseful moments and excellent twists. All of this builds up to one of the more satisfying conclusions to any drama released this year.
If you’re in the mood for a good sci-fi thriller, this one’s definitely worth checking out.
The Lazarus Project
Similarities – Time Travel & Thriller Elements
The Lazarus Project then is an interesting series in that respect because it doesn’t really reinvent the wheel. Instead, it polishes what’s already there, borrowing from numerous different influences; the repeating of a time loop at a single point seen in 11.22.63; the morally grey areas of changing time in Twelve Monkeys; trying to save a deceased love one in The Time Machine; trying to do things differently each loop in Russian Doll. And so on and so forth.
Right off the back of COVID, Mers-22 is spreading, causing the whole world to spiral out of control. There seems to be no hope… until George suddenly finds himself jumping back six months to 1st July. When George is approached by a woman called Archie, he’s recruited to join the Lazarus Project after being told he has a special “mutant gene.”
From here, George finds himself wrapped up in a world-altering realization that changes everything.
365: Repeat The Year
Similarities – Thriller & Puzzle Box Elements
356: Repeat the Year is a suspenseful thriller about a group of people resetting their lives for different reasons. Specifically, our story here follows 10 different individuals who reset their life by one year and relive their past. Only, unexpectedly mysterious situations begin to arise, with each of the characters seeing their fates changed and distorted in the process.
At the forefront of this is Ji Hyung Joo, a detective in the violent crime division. When he figures out something is awry, he begins investigating this phenomena.
Dripping in tension and full of clever twists, 365: Repeat The Year is a mystery box series with a really pacey story.
So there we have it, our 10 TV show alternatives to watch when you’re finished watching The Devil’s Hour on Amazon.
What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!