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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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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    John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer

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    Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

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    Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green

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    Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles

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    Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage

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    Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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    Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

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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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    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Stranger Things

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    Jessica Lowndes, Holly Marie Combs, Bree Turner

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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) 22 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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    Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele

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    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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    Colm Feore, Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins

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    Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual

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    Paul Sparer

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    Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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    Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

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    Rebecca De Mornay, Elliott Gould, Melvin Van Peebles

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim

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    Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron

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    Margherita Donato, Valerie Womack, Marie Zydek

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    Emily Deschanel, Nancy Travis, Melanie Lynskey

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    Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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    Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Channel Zero

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    Stephen King, Spencer Breslin, Colm Feore

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    Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Van Helsing

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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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    Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington

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    Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn

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    Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Matt Barr

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    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

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    Jonathan Rhys Meyer

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    Robert Englund

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