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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
American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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+ - 293 251
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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+ - 404 254
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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+ - 286 158
The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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+ - 120 64
Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Hannibal Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Tales from the Crypt John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer

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+ - 79 57
Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Penny Dreadful Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green

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+ - 62 9
Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Stranger Things

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+ - 90 56
Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Bates Motel Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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+ - 106 118
Kolchak: The Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage

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+ - 101 107
Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Dark Shadows Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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It is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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The Strain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Strain Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand

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+ - 87 74
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams

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+ - 89 79
Are You Afraid of the Dark? is listed (or ranked) 19 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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+ - 33 26
Scream the TV series is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Scream the TV series

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+ - 110 131
Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Goosebumps R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones

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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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+ - 122 107
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe

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Masters of Horror is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Masters of Horror Jessica Lowndes, Holly Marie Combs, Bree Turner

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Friday the 13th: The Series is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Friday the 13th: The Series Colm Feore, Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Ghost Whisperer Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim

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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Scream Queens Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele

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The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Outer Limits Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual

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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Sleepy Hollow Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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+ - 26 11
The Stand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Stand Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan

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+ - 51 58
The Shining is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Shining Rebecca De Mornay, Elliott Gould, Melvin Van Peebles

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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Ash vs Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo

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Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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+ - 47 62
Rose Red is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Rose Red Emily Deschanel, Nancy Travis, Melanie Lynskey

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+ - 10 7
Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Channel Zero

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+ - 58 86
Storm of the Century is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Storm of the Century Stephen King, Spencer Breslin, Colm Feore

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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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+ - 36 71
Fear Itself is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Fear Itself Margherita Donato, Valerie Womack, Marie Zydek

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Charmed Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

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+ - 44 93
Millennium is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Millennium Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn

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+ - 34 39
Eerie, Indiana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Eerie, Indiana Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes

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+ - 70 118
Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Hemlock Grove Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron

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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Van Helsing

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+ - 10 5
The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Exorcist Alfonso Herrera, Geena Davis, Ben Daniels

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+ - 5 9
Dead of Summer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Dead of Summer

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+ - 58 83
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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+ - 4 9
BrainDead is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington