The Best Horror TV Shows

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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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    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Tales from the Crypt John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer

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    Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Hannibal Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

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    Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Dark Shadows Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles

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    Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Bates Motel Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

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    Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Penny Dreadful Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green

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    Kolchak: The Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Kolchak: The Night Stalker Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage

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    Are You Afraid of the Dark? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

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    Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe

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    Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


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

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    Alfred Hitchcock Presents is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Alfred Hitchcock Presents Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams

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    True Blood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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    The Strain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    The Strain Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand

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    Masters of Horror is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Masters of Horror Jessica Lowndes, Holly Marie Combs, Bree Turner

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Sleepy Hollow Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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    Angel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    The Shining Rebecca De Mornay, Elliott Gould, Melvin Van Peebles

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    Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Tales from the Darkside Paul Sparer

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    The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    The Outer Limits Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual

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    Grimm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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    The Originals is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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    Rose Red is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Rose Red Emily Deschanel, Nancy Travis, Melanie Lynskey

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    Scream the TV series is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Scream the TV series

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    Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Ghost Whisperer Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim

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    Fringe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Scream Queens Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele

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    Storm of the Century is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Storm of the Century Stephen King, Spencer Breslin, Colm Feore

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    Friday the 13th: The Series is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Friday the 13th: The Series Colm Feore, Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins

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    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Stranger Things

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    It is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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    Charmed is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Charmed Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

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


    The Stand Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan

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    Special Unit 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Special Unit 2 Michael Landes, Alexondra Lee, Richard Gant

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    Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Hemlock Grove Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron

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    Being Human is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington

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    Millennium is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Millennium Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn

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    Eerie, Indiana is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Eerie, Indiana Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes

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    Fear Itself is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Fear Itself Margherita Donato, Valerie Womack, Marie Zydek

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    Harper's Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Harper's Island Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Matt Barr

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    The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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    Nightmares and Dreamscapes: Fr... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

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    American Gothic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    American Gothic Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco

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    Freddy's Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows


    Freddy's Nightmares Robert Englund

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