The Best 1980s Horror Series

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Vote up the best horror series that aired new episodes between 1980 and 1989.

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.

What are the best 1980s horror TV series? Did the scary shows you think were the best make this list? Vote up the '80s horror shows you think are the best of the decade.

  • Tales from the Darkside
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    • Actors: Paul Sparer
    • Premiered: October 29, 1983
  • Tales from the Crypt
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    • Actors: John Kassir, Kirk Douglas
    • Premiered: June 10, 1989
  • The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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    • Actors: Eve Crawford
    • Premiered: September 29, 1985
  • Monsters
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    • Actors: Kevin Nealon, Wil Wheaton, Jerry Stiller, James Morrison, Amy Stiller
    • Premiered: 1988