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The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s  

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These are the best 2010s horror series ranked from best to worst by user votes. There are some great 2010s horror TV shows that are in the vein of "classic horror" featuring longstanding fan favorite monsters like vampires and zombies. But there are some other good 2010s horror shows that are a little more unpredictable, and a little less easily defined (like the cult classic, Hannibal, for example), or Penny Dreadful, which successfully mashed up nearly every horror element into one spectacular series.

What shows are featured on this best 2010s horror TV shows list? Ryan Murphy took horror television to the next level with his limitless series American Horror Story, which changed the landscape of TV throughout the decade and brought a resurgence in anthology horror series, such as Castle RockThe Terror, and The Haunting of Hill House.

Twin Peaks was a favorite horror show of the 90s, so much so that it was resurrected for another run in the 2010s. Other good shows that appear on this top 2010s horror TV series list include The Vampire Diaries, Grimm and Teen Wolf. And let's not forget Stranger Things, which has sci-fi, nostalgia, and horror in equal parts.

Do you have a favorite horror show from the 2010s? Vote the best series up to the top!

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more
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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Hannibal is an American psychological thriller–horror television series developed by Bryan Fuller for NBC. The series is based on characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by ...more
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more
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The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
The Haunting (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. The first season, The Haunting of Hill House, ...more
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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the ...more
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Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) is a British-American horror TV series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes. The title refers to ...more
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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
This show (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy. Thirty years after saving the world, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) ...more
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Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Bates Motel is an American drama thriller television series developed for television by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin and Anthony Cipriano, and produced by Universal Television for the cable network ...more
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The Strain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
The Strain is an American horror drama television series that premiered on FX on July 13, 2014. It was created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same ...more
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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
The Mist (Spike, 2017) is an American science fiction-horror thriller television series developed by Christian Torpe. Based on Stehphen King's horror novella, the series centers on a small town ...more
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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television series created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler. Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the ...more
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Haunted is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Haunted (Netflix, 2018) is an American paranormal documentary anthology television series. Often using horror film framing, individuals and groups share horror stories about their paranormal ...more
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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
This show is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. A dysfunctional, blended family must reinvent themselves by learning new ...more
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more
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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more
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Scream is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Scream (MTV, 2015) is an American anthology slasher television series developed by Jill Blotevogel, Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, based on the film series. After a cyber-bullying incident serves ...more
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Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by J. J. Abrams. Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes ...more
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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Twin Peaks
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.
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Slasher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Slasher (Chiller, 2016) is a Canadian television horror anthology series created by Aaron Martin. A young woman (Katie McGrath) returns to the small town where her parents were murdered, only to ...more
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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Scream Queens (Fox, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. The semi-anthology series centers on characters being terrorized ...more
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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more
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The Returned is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
The Returned is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Carlton Cuse as an adaptation of the French series Les Revenants, which was broadcast internationally with the title ...more
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Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror TV Series of the 2010s
Channel Zero (Syfy, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series created by Nick Antosca, who serves as writer, showrunner, and executive producer. Storylines for the series are based ...more