Horror TV Series & Shows

  • 10). The Outer Limits (1995 - 2002)

    Score: 59% Like of 248 Total Votes

    The Outer Limits

    American Broadcasting Company - A modern revival of the classic eponymous 1960s sci-fi horror anthology show. Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, story from one episode continues in a later episode.

    Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross

  • 9). American Gothic (1995 - 1996)

    Score: 62% Like of 110 Total Votes

    American Gothic

    CBS -

    Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco

  • 8). The Originals (2013 - )

    Score: 70% Like of 66 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

  • 7). Bates Motel (2013 - )

    Score: 71% Like of 78 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

  • 6). The Strain (2014 - )

    Score: 73% Like of 44 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: 77% Like of 129 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). Angel (1999 - 2004)

    Score: 77% Like of 101 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

  • 3). Supernatural (2005 - )

    Score: 78% Like of 125 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

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

    Score: 78% Like of 121 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

  • 1). The Walking Dead (2010 - )

    Score: 79% Like of 146 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

Worth Mentioning

11). Goosebumps
(1995 - 1998)
Score: 57% Like of 232 Total Votes


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

12). Grimm
(2011 - )
Score: 57% Like of 671 Total Votes


Starring David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch and Silas Weir Mitchell.

13). Stephen King's Dead Zone
(2002 - 2007)
Score: 57% Like of 197 Total Votes

Stephen Kings Dead Zone

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

14). The Vampire Diaries
(2009 - )
Score: 57% Like of 1215 Total Votes

The Vampire Diaries

Starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder.

15). Masters of Horror
(2005 - 2007)
Score: 57% Like of 681 Total Votes

Masters of Horror

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

16). Twin Peaks
(1990 - 1991)
Score: 55% Like of 237 Total Votes

Twin Peaks

Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick.

17). Sleepy Hollow
(2013 - )
Score: 55% Like of 262 Total Votes

Sleepy Hollow

Starring Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones.

18). Hemlock Grove
(2013 - )
Score: 54% Like of 235 Total Votes

Hemlock Grove

Starring Famke Janssen, Landon Liboiron, Dougray Scott.

19). Lost Girl
(2010 - )
Score: 54% Like of 122 Total Votes

Lost Girl

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

20). Monsters
(1988 - 1991)
Score: 54% Like of 152 Total Votes


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

21). Hannibal
(2013 - )
Score: 54% Like of 243 Total Votes


Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hugh Dancy.

22). A Haunting
Score: 54% Like of 331 Total Votes

A Haunting

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

23). Teen Wolf
(2011 - )
Score: 54% Like of 155 Total Votes

Teen Wolf

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

24). Penny Dreadful
(2014 - )
Score: 53% Like of 345 Total Votes

Penny Dreadful

Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green.

25). Being Human (US)
(2011 - 2014)
Score: 53% Like of 282 Total Votes

Being Human (US)

Starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington.

26). Tales From the Darkside
(1983 - 1988)
Score: 53% Like of 311 Total Votes

Tales From the Darkside

Starring Paul Sparer, Catherine Battistone, John Marzilli.

27). R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
(2010 - )
Score: 53% Like of 202 Total Votes

R.L. Stines The Haunting Hour

Starring Dan Payne, Jeny Cassady, Matt Phillips.

28). Friday the 13th: The Series
(1987 - 1990)
Score: 53% Like of 219 Total Votes

Friday the 13th: The Series

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

29). Poltergeist: The Legacy
(1996 - 1999)
Score: 53% Like of 68 Total Votes

Poltergeist: The Legacy

Starring Derek de Lint, Martin Cummins, Robbi Chong.

30). Charmed
(1996- 2006)
Score: 53% Like of 171 Total Votes


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

31). Dexter
(2006 - 2013)
Score: 53% Like of 215 Total Votes


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

32). Dark Shadows
(1966 - 1971)
Score: 52% Like of 189 Total Votes

Dark Shadows

Starring Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Nancy Barrett.

33). True Blood
(2008 - 2014)
Score: 52% Like of 281 Total Votes

True Blood

Starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Sam Trammell.

34). From Dusk Till Dawn
(2014 - )
Score: 52% Like of 241 Total Votes

From Dusk Till Dawn

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

35). Night Gallery
(1970 - 1973)
Score: 52% Like of 92 Total Votes

Night Gallery

Starring Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet.

36). Forever Knight
(1992 - 1996)
Score: 52% Like of 75 Total Votes

Forever Knight

Starring Geraint Wyn Davies, Catherine Disher, Nigel Bennett.

37). The Twilight Zone
(1959 - 1964)
Score: 52% Like of 158 Total Votes

The Twilight Zone

Starring Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts.

38). Salem
(2014 - )
Score: 52% Like of 60 Total Votes


Starring Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel.

39). Tales From the Crypt
(1989 - 1996)
Score: 52% Like of 122 Total Votes

Tales From the Crypt

Starring John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer.

40). Z Nation
(2014 - )
Score: 51% Like of 111 Total Votes

Z Nation

Starring Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Keith Allan.

41). Are You Afraid of the Dark?
(1991 - 2000)
Score: 51% Like of 74 Total Votes

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

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

42). Dominion
(2014 - )
Score: 51% Like of 119 Total Votes


Starring Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee.

43). The Secret Circle
Score: 51% Like of 88 Total Votes

The Secret Circle

Starring Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker and Phoebe Tonkin.

44). 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails
Score: 51% Like of 92 Total Votes

30 Days of Night: Blood Trails

Starring Trip Hope, Tiffany Barrett, Perry Cornelius.

45). Kolchak: The Nightstalker
(1974 - 1975)
Score: 51% Like of 95 Total Votes

Kolchak: The Nightstalker

Starring Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage.

46). Blade: The Series
Score: 50% Like of 310 Total Votes

Blade: The Series

Starring Sticky Fingaz, Jill Wagner and Nelson Lee.

47). Bitten
(2014 - )
Score: 50% Like of 28 Total Votes


Starring Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk.

48). Constantine
(2014 - )
Score: 50% Like of 62 Total Votes


Starring Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford.

49). Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1955 - 1965)
Score: 49% Like of 57 Total Votes

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

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

50). Dracula
(2013 - 2014)
Score: 48% Like of 29 Total Votes


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

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


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

52). The River
Score: 48% Like of 130 Total Votes

The River

Starring Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson and Leslie Hope.

53). Beauty and the Beast
(2012 - )
Score: 47% Like of 53 Total Votes

Beauty and the Beast

Starring Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan and Max Brown.

54). Being Human (UK)
(2008 - 2013)
Score: 46% Like of 54 Total Votes

Being Human (UK)

Starring Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner.

55). The Hunger
(1997 - 2000)
Score: 46% Like of 37 Total Votes

The Hunger

Starring Terence Stamp, David Bowie, Richard Jutras.

56). Witches of East End
Score: 44% Like of 36 Total Votes

Witches of East End

Starring Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston.

57). Death Valley
Score: 38% Like of 40 Total Votes

Death Valley

Starring Texas Battle, Bryce Johnson and Tania Raymonde.

Top 57 Horror TV Series of All Time

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