Horror TV Shows List & Series List

Top 68 Horror TV Shows of All Time

Top rated horror TV series shows as rated by the horror fans community! Rate the TV shows and cast your vote to improve the horror list. This list is ongoing and more TV shows are scheduled to be added soon. We are not looking to be spoilers, so descriptions are brief.

TV Shows Worth Mentioning

  • 68). 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails
    (2007 - 2007)
    Score: 50% Like of 199 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 4.4/10
    Overall Score: 7.56/10
    Starring Trip Hope, Tiffany Barrett, Perry Cornelius.


  • 67). The Following
    (2013 - 2015)
    Score: 36% Like of 22 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.5/10
    Overall Score: 10.75/10
    Starring Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore.


  • 66). The Hunger
    (1997 - 2000)
    Score: 47% Like of 59 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 6.4/10
    Overall Score: 10.76/10
    Starring Terence Stamp, David Bowie, Richard Jutras.


  • 65). The River
    (2012 - 2012)
    Score: 45% Like of 152 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 6.9/10
    Overall Score: 10.95/10
    Starring Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, and Leslie Hope.


  • 64). Blade: The Series
    (2006 - 2006)
    Score: 50% Like of 346 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 6.5/10
    Overall Score: 10.99/10
    Starring Sticky Fingaz, Jill Wagner, and Nelson Lee.


  • 63). Hex
    (2004 - 2005)
    Score: 45% Like of 64 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.1/10
    Overall Score: 11.08/10
    Starring Christina Cole, Michael Fassbender, Jemima Rooper, Jamie Davis, Joseph Morgan, and Amber Sainsbury.


  • 62). Z Nation
    (2014 - )
    Score: 50% Like of 136 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 6.7/10
    Overall Score: 11.12/10
    Starring Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Keith Allan.


  • 61). Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
    (2016 - )
    Score: 53% Like of 15 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 6.4/10
    Overall Score: 11.14/10
    Starring Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende.


  • 60). iZombie
    (2015 - )
    Score: 39% Like of 23 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.0/10
    Overall Score: 11.26/10
    Starring Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli.


  • 59). Poltergeist: The Legacy
    (1996 - 1999)
    Score: 50% Like of 203 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.0/10
    Overall Score: 11.3/10
    Starring Derek de Lint, Martin Cummins, Robbi Chong.


  • 58). Dominion
    (2014 - 2015)
    Score: 53% Like of 160 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 6.8/10
    Overall Score: 11.35/10
    Starring Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee.


  • 57). Wayward Pines
    (2015 - )
    Score: 46% Like of 35 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.5/10
    Overall Score: 11.37/10
    Starring Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Shannyn Sossamon.


  • 56). South of Hell
    (2015 - )
    Score: 67% Like of 18 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 5.5/10
    Overall Score: 11.43/10
    Starring Mena Suvari, Zachary Booth, Lamman Rucker.


  • 55). Bitten
    (2014 - )
    Score: 51% Like of 71 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.1/10
    Overall Score: 11.43/10
    Starring Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk.


  • 54). Death Valley
    (2011 - 2011)
    Score: 43% Like of 65 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.9/10
    Overall Score: 11.46/10
    Starring Texas Battle, Bryce Johnson, and Tania Raymonde.


  • 53). Charmed
    (1996 - 2006)
    Score: 51% Like of 475 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.1/10
    Overall Score: 11.46/10
    Starring Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause, Rose McGowan.


  • 52). From Dusk Till Dawn
    (2014 - )
    Score: 53% Like of 554 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.0/10
    Overall Score: 11.51/10
    Starring D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia.


  • 51). Salem
    (2014 - )
    Score: 51% Like of 204 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.2/10
    Overall Score: 11.52/10
    Starring Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel.


  • 50). Hemlock Grove
    (2013 - 2015)
    Score: 51% Like of 431 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.2/10
    Overall Score: 11.54/10
    Starring Famke Janssen, Landon Liboiron, Dougray Scott.


  • 49). Constantine
    (2014 - 2015)
    Score: 49% Like of 119 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.5/10
    Overall Score: 11.57/10
    Starring Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford.


  • 48). The Secret Circle
    (2011 - 2012)
    Score: 50% Like of 138 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.4/10
    Overall Score: 11.58/10
    Starring Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, and Phoebe Tonkin.


  • 47). Dracula
    (2013 - 2014)
    Score: 51% Like of 55 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.4/10
    Overall Score: 11.64/10
    Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann.


  • 46). Being Human (US)
    (2011 - 2014)
    Score: 50% Like of 539 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.5/10
    Overall Score: 11.67/10
    Starring Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, and Sam Huntington.


  • 45). Beauty and the Beast
    (2012 - )
    Score: 53% Like of 75 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.2/10
    Overall Score: 11.67/10
    Starring Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, and Max Brown.


  • 44). Monsters
    (1988 - 1991)
    Score: 51% Like of 263 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.5/10
    Overall Score: 11.71/10
    Starring John Bolger, Pamela Dean Kelly, Michael J. Anderson.


  • 43). Lost Girl
    (2010 - )
    Score: 49% Like of 212 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.7/10
    Overall Score: 11.72/10
    Starring Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, and Ksenia Solo.


  • 42). Being Human (UK)
    (2008 - 2013)
    Score: 48% Like of 114 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.8/10
    Overall Score: 11.73/10
    Starring Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner.


  • 41). Witches of East End
    (2013 - 2014)
    Score: 51% Like of 73 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.6/10
    Overall Score: 11.76/10
    Starring Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston.


  • 40). Teen Wolf
    (2011 - )
    Score: 50% Like of 432 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.7/10
    Overall Score: 11.81/10
    Starring Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, and Crystal Reed.


  • 39). Tales From the Darkside
    (1983 - 1988)
    Score: 51% Like of 446 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.7/10
    Overall Score: 11.84/10
    Starring Paul Sparer, Catherine Battistone, John Marzilli.


  • 38). Friday the 13th: The Series
    (1987 - 1990)
    Score: 52% Like of 516 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.6/10
    Overall Score: 11.87/10
    Starring Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins, John D. LeMay.


  • 37). Stephen King's The Dead Zone
    (2002 - 2007)
    Score: 53% Like of 858 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.5/10
    Overall Score: 11.88/10
    Starring Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno.


  • 36). Masters of Horror
    (2005 - 2007)
    Score: 53% Like of 1215 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.6/10
    Overall Score: 11.88/10
    Starring Karen Austin, J. Winston Carroll, and Miho Ninagawa.


  • 35). Sleepy Hollow
    (2013 - )
    Score: 54% Like of 744 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.5/10
    Overall Score: 11.9/10
    Starring Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones.


  • 34). Forever Knight
    (1992 - 1996)
    Score: 51% Like of 330 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.8/10
    Overall Score: 11.93/10
    Starring Geraint Wyn Davies, Catherine Disher, Nigel Bennett.


  • 33). True Blood
    (2008 - 2014)
    Score: 50% Like of 490 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.9/10
    Overall Score: 11.94/10
    Starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, and Sam Trammell.


  • 32). The Outer Limits
    (1995 - 2002)
    Score: 52% Like of 768 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.8/10
    Overall Score: 12/10
    Starring Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross.


  • 31). Fear The Walking Dead
    (2015 - )
    Score: 60% Like of 47 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.1/10
    Overall Score: 12.02/10
    Starring Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane.


  • 30). Tales From the Crypt
    (1989 - 1996)
    Score: 51% Like of 256 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.0/10
    Overall Score: 12.03/10
    Starring John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer.


  • 29). Are You Afraid of the Dark?
    (1991 - 2000)
    Score: 48% Like of 325 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.3/10
    Overall Score: 12.05/10
    Starring Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther.


  • 28). Goosebumps
    (1995 - 1998)
    Score: 53% Like of 631 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.8/10
    Overall Score: 12.05/10
    Starring R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones.


  • 27). R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
    (2010 - )
    Score: 50% Like of 511 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.1/10
    Overall Score: 12.07/10
    Starring Dan Payne, Jeny Cassady, Matt Phillips.


  • 26). Dark Shadows
    (1966 - 1971)
    Score: 50% Like of 403 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.1/10
    Overall Score: 12.07/10
    Starring Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Nancy Barrett.


  • 25). Night Gallery
    (1970 - 1973)
    Score: 52% Like of 675 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.0/10
    Overall Score: 12.13/10
    Starring Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet.


  • 24). The Vampire Diaries
    (2009 - )
    Score: 54% Like of 1832 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.8/10
    Overall Score: 12.14/10
    Starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder.


  • 23). Grimm
    (2011 - )
    Score: 55% Like of 1351 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.8/10
    Overall Score: 12.18/10
    Starring David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch, and Silas Weir Mitchell.


  • 22). A Haunting
    (2005 - 2016)
    Score: 53% Like of 645 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.0/10
    Overall Score: 12.19/10
    Starring Anthony D. Call, Mark Joy, Lorraine Warren.


  • 21). Damien
    (2016 - 2016)
    Score: 64% Like of 11 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.0/10
    Overall Score: 12.22/10
    Starring Omid Abtahi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Barbara Hershey.


  • 20). Penny Dreadful
    (2014 - )
    Score: 52% Like of 916 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.2/10
    Overall Score: 12.23/10
    Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green.


  • 19). Lucifer
    (2015 - )
    Score: 51% Like of 292 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.3/10
    Overall Score: 12.25/10
    Starring Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt.


  • 18). American Gothic
    (1995 - 1996)
    Score: 53% Like of 520 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.2/10
    Overall Score: 12.29/10
    Starring Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco.


  • 17). Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    (1955 - 1965)
    Score: 50% Like of 337 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.6/10
    Overall Score: 12.35/10
    Starring Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams.


  • 16). Helix
    (2014 - 2015)
    Score: 68% Like of 19 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 6.8/10
    Overall Score: 12.4/10
    Starring Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanime.


  • 15). Kolchak: The Nightstalker
    (1974 - 1975)
    Score: 50% Like of 305 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.6/10
    Overall Score: 12.41/10
    Starring Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage.


  • 14). Hannibal
    (2013 - 2015)
    Score: 51% Like of 966 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.6/10
    Overall Score: 12.43/10
    Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hugh Dancy.


  • 13). Scream Queens
    (2015 - )
    Score: 65% Like of 20 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.2/10
    Overall Score: 12.44/10
    Starring Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis.


  • 12). The Strain
    (2014 - )
    Score: 64% Like of 106 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 7.4/10
    Overall Score: 12.52/10
    Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro.


  • 11). Twin Peaks
    (1990 - 1991)
    Score: 49% Like of 416 Total Votes

    IMDB Score: 8.9/10
    Overall Score: 12.53/10
    Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Madchen Amick.


Top 10 Horror TV Shows List

  • 10). Dexter
    (2006 - 2013)

    Score: 51% Like of 601 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.8/10   Overall Score: 12.57/10

    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). Angel
    (1999 - 2004)

    Score: 60% Like of 314 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.0/10   Overall Score: 12.61/10

    Angel 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…

    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, and Alexis Denisof




  • 8). Ash vs Evil Dead
    (2015 - )

    Score: 54% Like of 82 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.6/10   Overall Score: 12.62/10

    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…

    Bruce Campbell, Jill Marie Jones, Lucy Lawless




  • 7). Bates Motel
    (2013 - )

    Score: 59% Like of 241 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.2/10   Overall Score: 12.7/10

    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),…

    Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot




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

    Score: 54% Like of 242 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 9.0/10   Overall Score: 12.89/10

    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




  • 5). American Horror Story
    (2011 - )

    Score: 71% Like of 150 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.2/10   Overall Score: 13.52/10

    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…

    Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, and Connie Britton




  • 4). The Originals
    (2013 - )

    Score: 71% Like of 79 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.3/10   Overall Score: 13.56/10

    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




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

    Score: 75% Like of 138 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.2/10   Overall Score: 13.74/10

    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…

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, and Alyson Hannigan




  • 2). The Walking Dead
    (2010 - )

    Score: 75% Like of 173 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.5/10   Overall Score: 13.97/10

    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…

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, and Sarah Wayne Callies




  • 1). Supernatural
    (2005 - )

    Score: 76% Like of 136 Total Votes
    IMDB Score: 8.6/10   Overall Score: 14.07/10

    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…

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Jim Beaver