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These are the best 1980s horror series ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some of these great 80s horror TV shows heavily featured classic monsters that any horror fan would be familiar with, while some other good 1980s horror shows injected some campy comedy into their storylines to be more a part of the horror/comedy sub-genre. A few of the best 80s horror series have even been adapted into feature films.

What shows are featured on this best 1980s horror TV shows list? Without a doubt, Tales From the Crypt is one of the greatest horror shows of the 1980s. Premiering in 1989, this collection of scary shorts generated many nightmares during its seven season run. Elvira's Movie Macabra is another good horror show that aired in the 80s.

Freddy Krueger got the opportunity to haunt viewers on a weekly basis with Freddy's Nightmares. Other good shows that appear on this top 1980s horror TV shows list include Werewolf, Tales From the Darkside and The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

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Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s Horror Series
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Tales from the Darkside is an American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it debuted in 1984. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, Tales From The Crypt, Monsters, and Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour, each episode was an individual short story that ended with a plot twist. The series' episodes spanned the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and some episodes featured elements of black comedy or more lighthearted themes. ...more on Wikipedia

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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s Horror Series
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Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989, to July 19, 1996, on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 99 episodes. The title is based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and most of the content originated in that comic or the six other EC Comics of the time. The show was produced by HBO with uncredited association by The Geffen Film Company and Warner Bros. Television. Because it was aired on HBO, a premium cable television channel, it was one of the few anthology series to be allowed to have full freedom from censorship by network standards and ...more on Wikipedia

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Friday the 13th: The Series is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s Horror Series
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Friday the 13th: The Series is an American-Canadian horror television series that ran for three seasons, from October 3, 1987 to May 26, 1990 in first-run syndication. The series follows Micki and Ryan, owners of an antiques store, and their friend, Jack Marshak, as they try to recover cursed antiques, to put them into safety in the store's vault. Originally, the series was to be titled The 13th Hour, but producer Frank Mancuso, Jr. thought this would turn away viewers and instead took the name Friday the 13th to deliberately draw in audiences. Despite this title, the series has no story connections to the film series of the same name, as Jason Voorhees does not make an appearance, nor does ...more on Wikipedia

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Elvira's Movie Macabre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s Horror Series
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