Horror TV Series & Shows

  • 10). R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010 - )

    Score: 60% Like of 121 Total Votes

    R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour

    Discovery Family - R.L. Stine creates a new Goosebumps for the new generation. Packed with living dolls and werewolves, The Haunting Hour delivers a great scare for children.

    Dan Payne, Jeny Cassady, Matt Phillips

  • 9). Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1991 - 2000)

    Score: 63% Like of 54 Total Votes

    Are You Afraid of the Dark?

    A group of kids (the Midnight Society) get together in the woods, and tell ghost stories.

    Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

  • 8). Bates Motel (2013 - )

    Score: 70% Like of 77 Total Votes

    Bates Motel

    A&E - "Bates Motel" is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film "Psycho," and gives a portrayal of how Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans discover the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), truly is.

    Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

  • 7). The Originals (2013 - )

    Score: 70% Like of 64 Total Votes

    The Originals

    CW - The Original vampire family, from The Vampire Diaries, return and settle in the city they helped build, New Orleans. This triggers a vampires vs werewolves vs witches feud.

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

  • 6). The Strain (2014 - )

    Score: 72% Like of 43 Total Votes

    The Strain

    FX - A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

    Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mía Maestro

  • 5). American Horror Story (2011 - )

    Score: 78% Like of 126 Total Votes

    American Horror Story

    FX - American Horror Story starts when a family of three move into an unknown to them, haunted house in order to mend their broken past. The restored mansion feels like a new start for everyone. Soon the home comes alive and weird characters return from the past. The mother Vivian soon becomes pregnant after an encounter with a strange supernatural entity passes as her husband.

    Evan Peters, Jessica Lange and Connie Britton

  • 4). Supernatural (2005 - )

    Score: 78% Like of 122 Total Votes


    CW - Supernatural is about the Winchester brothers Sam and Dean. The Winchesters were trained by their father who is one the best monster killers alive. Sam and Dean fight all types of evil monsters including demons, ghosts, ghouls and leviathans. Sam and Dean are on the battlegrounds that heaven and hell fight on. They fight demons and sometimes angels alike. This supernatural TV series features almost every known monster beautifully and has a huge well deserved horror fan following.

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Jim Beaver

  • 3). Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 - 2003)

    Score: 78% Like of 118 Total Votes

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    WB - Joss Whedon, before The Avengers, made the hit Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie into a series and cast Sarah Michelle Gellar in the legendary role. Buffy slays vampires, demons and any other monster while attending high school. Juggling homework and battling the forces of evil Buffy stands as a modern day classic horror TV series. Angel first made his appearance as the love interest of Buffy. Buffy is the chosen vampire slayer with friends Willow Rosenberg, Alexander "Xander" Harris and her watcher Giles.

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon and Alyson Hannigan

  • 2). The Walking Dead (2010 - )

    Score: 78% Like of 143 Total Votes

    The Walking Dead

    AMC - The Walking Dead comes from AMC and is a great zombie TV series. Rick Grimes is a former police officer who fell into a coma after being shot while on duty. Rick wakes up to find that he has awoken into a zombie apocalypse and now he is on the hunt to find his wife and son. After journeying to his home, he finds that his family has fled and now he sets on a journey to go to Atlanta. While in Atlanta Rick Grimes is almost killed by zombies but is helped by Glenn. Glenn takes Rick to a camp outside of town to be reunited with his family and best friend Shane. Rick with the help of Shane and other survivors fight off the zombie hordes while also fighting off other survivors who seek to take what they have.

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal and Sarah Wayne Callies

  • 1). Angel (1999 - 2004)

    Score: 79% Like of 98 Total Votes


    WB - Angel made his first appearance on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Created by Joss Whedon and besides taking a spinoff from Buffy, Angel created his own plot and captivating storyline. Angel is a vampire cursed with a human soul who moves to Los Angeles to help people plagued by supernatural forces. Angel battles the evil corporation known as Wolfram & Hart who is responsible for the evil forces in Los Angeles.

    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter and Alexis Denisof

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11). Stephen King's Dead Zone
(2002 - 2007)
Score: 59% Like of 69 Total Votes

Stephen Kings Dead Zone

Starring Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno.

12). American Gothic
(1995 - 1996)
Score: 59% Like of 82 Total Votes

American Gothic

Starring Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco.

13). Grimm
(2011 - )
Score: 58% Like of 542 Total Votes


Starring David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch and Silas Weir Mitchell.

14). Masters of Horror
(2005 - 2007)
Score: 58% Like of 511 Total Votes

Masters of Horror

Starring Karen Austin, J. Winston Carroll and Miho Ninagawa.

15). A Haunting
Score: 58% Like of 186 Total Votes

A Haunting

Starring Anthony D. Call, Mark Joy, Lorraine Warren.

16). The Vampire Diaries
(2009 - )
Score: 57% Like of 1079 Total Votes

The Vampire Diaries

Starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder.

17). Z Nation
(2014 - )
Score: 57% Like of 92 Total Votes

Z Nation

Starring Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Keith Allan.

18). The Outer Limits
(1995 - 2002)
Score: 57% Like of 69 Total Votes

The Outer Limits

Starring Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross.

19). Friday the 13th: The Series
(1987 - 1990)
Score: 56% Like of 162 Total Votes

Friday the 13th: The Series

Starring Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins, John D. LeMay.

20). Poltergeist: The Legacy
(1996 - 1999)
Score: 56% Like of 52 Total Votes

Poltergeist: The Legacy

Starring Derek de Lint, Martin Cummins, Robbi Chong.

21). Night Gallery
(1970 - 1973)
Score: 56% Like of 79 Total Votes

Night Gallery

Starring Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet.

22). Penny Dreadful
(2014 - )
Score: 56% Like of 277 Total Votes

Penny Dreadful

Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green.

23). Tales From the Darkside
(1983 - 1988)
Score: 56% Like of 263 Total Votes

Tales From the Darkside

Starring Paul Sparer, Catherine Battistone, John Marzilli.

24). True Blood
(2008 - 2014)
Score: 56% Like of 236 Total Votes

True Blood

Starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Sam Trammell.

25). Sleepy Hollow
(2013 - )
Score: 55% Like of 188 Total Votes

Sleepy Hollow

Starring Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones.

26). Lost Girl
(2010 - )
Score: 55% Like of 76 Total Votes

Lost Girl

Starring Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried and Ksenia Solo.

27). Twin Peaks
(1990 - 1991)
Score: 55% Like of 125 Total Votes

Twin Peaks

Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick.

28). Goosebumps
(1995 - 1998)
Score: 55% Like of 137 Total Votes


Starring R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones.

29). The Twilight Zone
(1959 - 1964)
Score: 55% Like of 117 Total Votes

The Twilight Zone

Starring Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts.

30). Hannibal
(2013 - )
Score: 55% Like of 176 Total Votes


Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hugh Dancy.

31). Dominion
(2014 - )
Score: 55% Like of 88 Total Votes


Starring Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee.

32). Being Human (US)
(2011 - 2014)
Score: 55% Like of 209 Total Votes

Being Human (US)

Starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington.

33). Hemlock Grove
(2013 - )
Score: 54% Like of 180 Total Votes

Hemlock Grove

Starring Famke Janssen, Landon Liboiron, Dougray Scott.

34). Tales From the Crypt
(1989 - 1996)
Score: 54% Like of 96 Total Votes

Tales From the Crypt

Starring John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer.

35). From Dusk Till Dawn
(2014 - )
Score: 54% Like of 209 Total Votes

From Dusk Till Dawn

Starring D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia.

36). Dark Shadows
(1966 - 1971)
Score: 54% Like of 163 Total Votes

Dark Shadows

Starring Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Nancy Barrett.

37). Teen Wolf
(2011 - )
Score: 54% Like of 115 Total Votes

Teen Wolf

Starring Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien and Crystal Reed.

38). 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails
Score: 53% Like of 86 Total Votes

30 Days of Night: Blood Trails

Starring Trip Hope, Tiffany Barrett, Perry Cornelius.

39). The Secret Circle
Score: 53% Like of 79 Total Votes

The Secret Circle

Starring Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker and Phoebe Tonkin.

40). Monsters
(1988 - 1991)
Score: 53% Like of 87 Total Votes


Starring John Bolger, Pamela Dean Kelly, Michael J. Anderson.

41). Dexter
(2006 - 2013)
Score: 53% Like of 201 Total Votes


Starring Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas.

42). Charmed
(1996- 2006)
Score: 53% Like of 156 Total Votes


Starring Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause, Rose McGowan.

43). Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1955 - 1965)
Score: 52% Like of 52 Total Votes

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Starring Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick.

44). Forever Knight
(1992 - 1996)
Score: 51% Like of 69 Total Votes

Forever Knight

Starring Geraint Wyn Davies, Catherine Disher, Nigel Bennett.

45). Blade: The Series
Score: 50% Like of 306 Total Votes

Blade: The Series

Starring Sticky Fingaz, Jill Wagner and Nelson Lee.

46). Salem
(2014 - )
Score: 50% Like of 54 Total Votes


Starring Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel.

47). Constantine
(2014 - )
Score: 50% Like of 54 Total Votes


Starring Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford.

48). Hex
(2004 - 2005)
Score: 50% Like of 44 Total Votes


Starring Christina Cole, Michael Fassbender, Jemima Rooper, Jamie Davis, Joseph Morgan and Amber Sainsbury.

49). Kolchak: The Nightstalker
(1974 - 1975)
Score: 49% Like of 89 Total Votes

Kolchak: The Nightstalker

Starring Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage.

50). The River
Score: 49% Like of 122 Total Votes

The River

Starring Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson and Leslie Hope.

51). Bitten
(2014 - )
Score: 48% Like of 27 Total Votes


Starring Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk.

52). Dracula
(2013 - 2014)
Score: 48% Like of 25 Total Votes


Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann.

53). Being Human (UK)
(2008 - 2013)
Score: 48% Like of 48 Total Votes

Being Human (UK)

Starring Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner.

54). The Hunger
(1997 - 2000)
Score: 47% Like of 36 Total Votes

The Hunger

Starring Terence Stamp, David Bowie, Richard Jutras.

55). Beauty and the Beast
(2012 - )
Score: 47% Like of 49 Total Votes

Beauty and the Beast

Starring Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan and Max Brown.

56). Witches of East End
Score: 47% Like of 32 Total Votes

Witches of East End

Starring Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston.

57). Death Valley
Score: 38% Like of 39 Total Votes

Death Valley

Starring Texas Battle, Bryce Johnson and Tania Raymonde.

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