The Best Horror TV Shows

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List Criteria: Shows near the top must be only the best TV series.

The very best horror shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest horror shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular horror TV shows have been a staple of television for years because people like to be afraid. It's the ultimate escapism. It truly makes you feel alive. What do you think is the most entertaining horror show of all time. Don't (DON'T, YOU GUYS) let your favorite horror television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of horror television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.The list you're viewing contains shows like Supernatural and The Walking Dead.This list answers the questions, "What is the best horror show of all time?" and "What are the greatest horror shows?" Heck, what are some good horror shows?
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    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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    Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

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    John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer

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    Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green

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    Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage

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    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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    Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

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    Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles

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    Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Stranger Things

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    Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand

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    Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

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    Scream the TV series is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Scream the TV series

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams

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    R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones

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    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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    Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe

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    Jessica Lowndes, Holly Marie Combs, Bree Turner

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    Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele

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    Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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    Colm Feore, Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins

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    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim

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    Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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    Rebecca De Mornay, Elliott Gould, Melvin Van Peebles

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    Margherita Donato, Valerie Womack, Marie Zydek

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    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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    Paul Sparer

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    Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Channel Zero

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    Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual

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    Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan

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    Emily Deschanel, Nancy Travis, Melanie Lynskey

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    Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Van Helsing

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    Stephen King, Spencer Breslin, Colm Feore

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    Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

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    Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn

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    Dead of Summer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Dead of Summer

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    Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo

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    Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron

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    Jonathan Rhys Meyer

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    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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    Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes

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    Alfonso Herrera, Geena Davis, Ben Daniels

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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