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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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2
247 158
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
JamesCushman added The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

3
465 242
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

4
295 253
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

5
289 160
The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

6
408 256
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

7
252 181
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

8
125 66
Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Hannibal Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

9
109 49
Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Stranger Things Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard

10
81 60
Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Penny Dreadful Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green

11
103 108
Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Dark Shadows Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles

12
92 58
Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Bates Motel Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

13
194 233
True Blood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

14
106 119
Kolchak: The Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage

15
136 157
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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88 75
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams

17
91 80
Are You Afraid of the Dark? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

18
42 16
It is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

19
64 46
The Strain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Strain Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand

20
33 27
Scream: The TV Series is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
nathan-wilson added Scream the TV series Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna

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

22
141 210
Angel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

23
75 91
The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Outer Limits Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual

24
123 108
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe

25
22 6
Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added Ash vs Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo

26
118 157
Masters of Horror is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Masters of Horror Jessica Lowndes, Holly Marie Combs, Bree Turner

27
67 110
Friday the 13th: The Series is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Friday the 13th: The Series Colm Feore, Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins

28
12 8
Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added Channel Zero Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Luisa D'Oliveira

29
40 52
Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Ghost Whisperer Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim

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77 85
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

31
56 45
Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Sleepy Hollow Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

32
24 31
Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
nathan-wilson added Scream Queens Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billie Lourd

33
26 12
The Stand is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Stand Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan

34
51 59
The Shining is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Shining Rebecca De Mornay, Elliott Gould, Melvin Van Peebles

35
84 117
Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

36
47 63
Rose Red is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Rose Red Emily Deschanel, Nancy Travis, Melanie Lynskey

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37 37
The Originals is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

38
58 87
Storm of the Century is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Storm of the Century Stephen King, Spencer Breslin, Colm Feore

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37 72
Fear Itself is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Fear Itself Margherita Donato, Valerie Womack, Marie Zydek

40
84 139
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Charmed Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

41
71 118
Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Hemlock Grove Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron

42
44 94
Millennium is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
JamesCushman added Millennium Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn

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8 12
Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added Van Helsing Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl

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34 40
Eerie, Indiana is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Eerie, Indiana Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes

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11 6
The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added The Exorcist Alfonso Herrera, Geena Davis, Ben Daniels

46
6 10
Dead of Summer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added Dead of Summer Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Lail, Amber Coney

47
59 83
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

48
112 201
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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4 10
BrainDead is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added BrainDead

50
74 139
Being Human is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington