Horror TV Series & Shows

  • 10). Dexter (2006 - 2013)

    Score: 52% Like of 546 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.8/10   Overall Score: 5.18/10
    Dexter

    Showtime - Dexter is the classic serial killer next door that is a great TV series. Dexter is a blood splatter expert who helps investigate crimes. He kills those who slip between the cracks of justice, therefore, giving his killings meaning and purpose.

    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

  • 9). Lucifer (2015 - )

    Score: 56% Like of 108 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.7/10   Overall Score: 5.18/10
    Lucifer

    Fox - DC Comics’ Vertigo and Fox’s Lucifer TV series premieres on January 25, 2016, and is a loose adaptation of the comic book character created by Neil Gaiman in The Sandman. The comic book series The Sandman then had its spin-off comic book series titled Lucifer that is written by Mike Carey. Based on the idea of Lucifer taking a “vacation” from Hell and coming to Earth.

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt

  • 8). Twin Peaks (1990 - 1991)

    Score: 50% Like of 399 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.9/10   Overall Score: 5.2/10
    Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks comes from the minds of Mark Frost and David Lynch. The show starts really slow and slowly develops into possessions, time travel, computer-voiced characters and acid mind trips. Twin Peaks became a cult classic with a Twin Peaks reboot coming soon.

    Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, M?dchen Amick

  • 7). Ash vs Evil Dead (2015 - )

    Score: 55% Like of 60 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.8/10   Overall Score: 5.23/10
    Ash vs Evil Dead

    Starz - The Starz channel picked up the Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell’s Evil Dead, which means we get a continuation of The Evil Dead franchise. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell stated that instead of a 2-hour movie, Evil Dead fans will get treated to 10 episodes totaling 5 hours of Ash Williams killing Deadites. With The Evil Dead TV series on the Starz channel, we get much more gore, mayhem, and violence than if it were on any other network.

    Bruce Campbell, Jill Marie Jones, Lucy Lawless

  • 6). American Horror Story (2011 - )

    Score: 73% Like of 138 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.3/10   Overall Score: 5.25/10
    American Horror Story

    FX - American Horror Story starts when a family of three moves into an unknown to them, haunted house, 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

  • 5). The Originals (2013 - )

    Score: 70% Like of 70 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.4/10   Overall Score: 5.25/10
    The Originals

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

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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

    Score: 78% Like of 129 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.2/10   Overall Score: 5.27/10
    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

  • 3). The Twilight Zone (1959 - 1964)

    Score: 52% Like of 234 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 9.0/10   Overall Score: 5.28/10
    The Twilight Zone

    Rod Serling’s seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

    Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

  • 2). The Walking Dead (2010 - )

    Score: 77% Like of 159 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.6/10   Overall Score: 5.45/10
    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). Supernatural (2005 - )

    Score: 78% Like of 131 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.6/10   Overall Score: 5.47/10
    Supernatural

    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

Worth Mentioning

11). Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1955 - 1965)
Score: 49% Like of 182 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.7/10
Overall Score: 5.09/10
Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Starring Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams.

12). Hannibal
(2013 - 2015)
Score: 51% Like of 803 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.6/10
Overall Score: 5.07/10
Hannibal

Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hugh Dancy.


13). Kolchak: The Nightstalker
(1974 - 1975)
Score: 48% Like of 199 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.6/10
Overall Score: 5.02/10
Kolchak: The Nightstalker

Starring Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage.

14). Bates Motel
(2013 - )
Score: 63% Like of 146 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.1/10
Overall Score: 5/10
Bates Motel

Starring Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot.


15). Angel
(1999 - 2004)
Score: 63% Like of 197 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.0/10
Overall Score: 4.94/10
Angel

Starring David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, and Alexis Denisof.

16). American Gothic
(1995 - 1996)
Score: 53% Like of 417 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.2/10
Overall Score: 4.9/10
American Gothic

Starring Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco.


17). Penny Dreadful
(2014 - )
Score: 53% Like of 807 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.2/10
Overall Score: 4.89/10
Penny Dreadful

Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green.

18). Are You Afraid of the Dark?
(1991 - 2000)
Score: 50% Like of 212 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.3/10
Overall Score: 4.89/10
Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Starring Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther.


19). R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
(2010 - )
Score: 50% Like of 411 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.2/10
Overall Score: 4.85/10
R.L. Stines The Haunting Hour

Starring Dan Payne, Jeny Cassady, Matt Phillips.

20). Night Gallery
(1970 - 1973)
Score: 53% Like of 578 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.1/10
Overall Score: 4.84/10
Night Gallery

Starring Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet.


21). Dark Shadows
(1966 - 1971)
Score: 50% Like of 323 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.1/10
Overall Score: 4.81/10
Dark Shadows

Starring Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Nancy Barrett.

22). A Haunting
(2005 - 2016)
Score: 52% Like of 574 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.0/10
Overall Score: 4.79/10
A Haunting

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


23). The Vampire Diaries
(2009 - )
Score: 55% Like of 1771 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.9/10
Overall Score: 4.77/10
The Vampire Diaries

Starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder.

24). Tales From the Crypt
(1989 - 1996)
Score: 50% Like of 216 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.0/10
Overall Score: 4.76/10
Tales From the Crypt

Starring John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer.


25). True Blood
(2008 - 2014)
Score: 50% Like of 432 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.0/10
Overall Score: 4.76/10
True Blood

Starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, and Sam Trammell.

26). The Strain
(2014 - )
Score: 65% Like of 74 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.5/10
Overall Score: 4.72/10
The Strain

Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro.


27). Grimm
(2011 - )
Score: 55% Like of 1327 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.8/10
Overall Score: 4.72/10
Grimm

Starring David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch, and Silas Weir Mitchell.

28). Goosebumps
(1995 - 1998)
Score: 53% Like of 612 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.8/10
Overall Score: 4.69/10
Goosebumps

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


29). The Outer Limits
(1995 - 2002)
Score: 53% Like of 752 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.8/10
Overall Score: 4.69/10
The Outer Limits

Starring Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross.

30). Being Human (UK)
(2008 - 2013)
Score: 52% Like of 99 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.8/10
Overall Score: 4.67/10
Being Human (UK)

Starring Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner.


31). Teen Wolf
(2011 - )
Score: 51% Like of 409 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.8/10
Overall Score: 4.67/10
Teen Wolf

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

32). Forever Knight
(1992 - 1996)
Score: 51% Like of 310 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.8/10
Overall Score: 4.66/10
Forever Knight

Starring Geraint Wyn Davies, Catherine Disher, Nigel Bennett.


33). *NEW* Fear The Walking Dead
(2015 - )
Score: 61% Like of 33 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.5/10
Overall Score: 4.66/10
Fear The Walking Dead

Starring Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane.

34). Lost Girl
(2010 - )
Score: 50% Like of 188 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.8/10
Overall Score: 4.65/10
Lost Girl

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


35). Friday the 13th: The Series
(1987 - 1990)
Score: 52% Like of 504 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.7/10
Overall Score: 4.63/10
Friday the 13th: The Series

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

36). Death Valley
(2011 - 2011)
Score: 45% Like of 55 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.9/10
Overall Score: 4.63/10
Death Valley

Starring Texas Battle, Bryce Johnson, and Tania Raymonde.


37). Tales From the Darkside
(1983 - 1988)
Score: 51% Like of 437 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.7/10
Overall Score: 4.61/10
Tales From the Darkside

Starring Paul Sparer, Catherine Battistone, John Marzilli.

38). Sleepy Hollow
(2013 - )
Score: 54% Like of 733 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.6/10
Overall Score: 4.6/10
Sleepy Hollow

Starring Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones.


39). Witches of East End
(2013 - 2014)
Score: 50% Like of 64 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.7/10
Overall Score: 4.6/10
Witches of East End

Starring Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston.

40). *NEW* Wayward Pines
(2015 - )
Score: 46% Like of 28 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.8/10
Overall Score: 4.6/10
Wayward Pines

Starring Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Shannyn Sossamon.


41). Masters of Horror
(2005 - 2007)
Score: 53% Like of 1205 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.6/10
Overall Score: 4.59/10
Masters of Horror

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

42). Stephen King's The Dead Zone
(2002 - 2007)
Score: 54% Like of 850 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.5/10
Overall Score: 4.55/10
Stephen Kings The Dead Zone

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


43). *NEW* The Following
(2013 - 2015)
Score: 53% Like of 15 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.5/10
Overall Score: 4.55/10
The Following

Starring Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore.

44). *NEW* iZombie
(2015 - )
Score: 35% Like of 17 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 8.0/10
Overall Score: 4.53/10
iZombie

Starring Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli.


45). Monsters
(1988 - 1991)
Score: 51% Like of 254 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.5/10
Overall Score: 4.51/10
Monsters

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

46). Being Human (US)
(2011 - 2014)
Score: 51% Like of 528 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.5/10
Overall Score: 4.51/10
Being Human (US)

Starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, and Sam Huntington.


47). The Secret Circle
(2011 - 2012)
Score: 50% Like of 129 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.5/10
Overall Score: 4.51/10
The Secret Circle

Starring Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, and Phoebe Tonkin.

48). Constantine
(2014 - 2015)
Score: 50% Like of 111 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.5/10
Overall Score: 4.49/10
Constantine

Starring Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford.


49). *NEW* Dracula
(2013 - 2014)
Score: 49% Like of 49 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.4/10
Overall Score: 4.43/10
Dracula

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

50). Hemlock Grove
(2013 - 2015)
Score: 51% Like of 424 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.3/10
Overall Score: 4.41/10
Hemlock Grove

Starring Famke Janssen, Landon Liboiron, Dougray Scott.


51). *NEW* Scream Queens
(2015 - )
Score: 54% Like of 13 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.2/10
Overall Score: 4.41/10
Scream Queens

Starring Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis.

52). *NEW* Helix
(2014 - 2015)
Score: 62% Like of 13 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 6.9/10
Overall Score: 4.37/10
Helix

Starring Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanime.


53). Salem
(2014 - )
Score: 51% Like of 200 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.2/10
Overall Score: 4.36/10
Salem

Starring Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel.

54). Beauty and the Beast
(2012 - )
Score: 50% Like of 68 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.2/10
Overall Score: 4.35/10
Beauty and the Beast

Starring Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, and Max Brown.


55). From Dusk Till Dawn
(2014 - )
Score: 53% Like of 550 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.0/10
Overall Score: 4.29/10
From Dusk Till Dawn

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

56). Hex
(2004 - 2005)
Score: 46% Like of 63 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.2/10
Overall Score: 4.29/10
Hex

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


57). Charmed
(1996 - 2006)
Score: 52% Like of 469 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.0/10
Overall Score: 4.27/10
Charmed

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

58). Bitten
(2014 - )
Score: 47% Like of 62 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.1/10
Overall Score: 4.25/10
Bitten

Starring Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk.


59). Poltergeist: The Legacy
(1996 - 1999)
Score: 49% Like of 200 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 7.0/10
Overall Score: 4.24/10
Poltergeist: The Legacy

Starring Derek de Lint, Martin Cummins, Robbi Chong.

60). Dominion
(2014 - 2015)
Score: 52% Like of 155 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 6.9/10
Overall Score: 4.23/10
Dominion

Starring Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee.


61). The River
(2012 - 2012)
Score: 47% Like of 148 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 6.8/10
Overall Score: 4.1/10
The River

Starring Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, and Leslie Hope.

62). Blade: The Series
(2006 - 2006)
Score: 50% Like of 343 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 6.6/10
Overall Score: 4.05/10
Blade: The Series

Starring Sticky Fingaz, Jill Wagner, and Nelson Lee.


63). *NEW* Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
(2016 - )
Score: 58% Like of 12 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 6.3/10
Overall Score: 4.03/10
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Starring Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende.

64). Z Nation
(2014 - )
Score: 48% Like of 132 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 6.5/10
Overall Score: 3.98/10
Z Nation

Starring Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Keith Allan.


65). The Hunger
(1997 - 2000)
Score: 49% Like of 57 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 6.3/10
Overall Score: 3.89/10
The Hunger

Starring Terence Stamp, David Bowie, Richard Jutras.

66). *NEW* South of Hell
(2015 - )
Score: 58% Like of 12 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 5.5/10
Overall Score: 3.63/10
South of Hell

Starring Mena Suvari, Zachary Booth, Lamman Rucker.


67). 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails
(2007 - 2007)
Score: 50% Like of 192 Total Votes

IMDB Score: 4.4/10
Overall Score: 2.95/10
30 Days of Night: Blood Trails

Starring Trip Hope, Tiffany Barrett, Perry Cornelius.


Top 67 Horror TV Series of All Time

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