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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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer

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    Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

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    Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

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    Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles

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    Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green

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    Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage

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    Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

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    Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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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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    Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe

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    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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    Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand

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    Jessica Lowndes, Holly Marie Combs, Bree Turner

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    Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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    Rebecca De Mornay, Elliott Gould, Melvin Van Peebles

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    Scream the TV series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Scream the TV series

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    Paul Sparer

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    Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual

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


    Stranger Things

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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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    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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    Emily Deschanel, Nancy Travis, Melanie Lynskey

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    Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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    Stephen King, Spencer Breslin, Colm Feore

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    Colm Feore, Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins

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    Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan

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    Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo

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    Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

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    Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron

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    Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn

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    Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes

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    Michael Landes, Alexondra Lee, Richard Gant

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    Margherita Donato, Valerie Womack, Marie Zydek

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    Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington

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    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    The Exorcist

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Matt Barr

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    Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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    Channel Zero

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    Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco

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