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The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made  

Ranker TV
197 votes 24 voters 53 items

List Rules Vote up the best action horror shows that have aired on television.

The best action horror shows are a rush, perfectly pairing the excitement of an action series with the scares and screams of horror. The best action horror series ever shown on television defy you to look away at a squeamish moment. If you’ve been looking for the best action horror that can add some excitement to your TV nights, this list of the best action horror series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue.

The best series balance the adrenaline-pumping action with blood-gushing horror. Not only do you have the jump scares and creeping terror of great television horror, but you know its never going to let up until the episode is over. Action horror series are definitely some of the most exciting horror series of all time. Although more modern action-horror series include the ubiquitous zombie shows like Z Nation and The Passage, older shows such as Buffy and Blade keep things traditionally classy with vampires.

Which shows balance horror and action the best? Vote up the best action horror shows, vote down the shows that don't deliver thrills with their adrenaline rush, and add any scary action series that are missing.

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Blade of the Immortal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Maaya Sakamoto, Tomokazu Seki, Toshiyuki Morikawa
Blade of the Immortal is a Japanese manga series by Hiroaki Samura. The series is set in Japan during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate period and follows the cursed samurai Manji, who has to kill 1000 ...more
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My Babysitter's a Vampire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Matthew Knight, Vanessa Morgan, Atticus Mitchell
My Babysitter's a Vampire (Télétoon, Disney Channel, 2011) is a Canadian television series based on the television film of the same name. The series follows the supernatural ...more
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Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow
Blue Exorcist is a manga written and illustrated by Kazue Katō. The series was adapted into an anime television series during 2011. The story revolves around Rin Okumura, a teenager who ...more
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Devil Hunter Yohko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Devil Hunter Yohko is an anime series created by Madhouse, produced by Toho, and published in North America by ADV Films. Devil Hunter Yohko was ADV Films' first VHS release. ADV co-founder, ...more
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Gantz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Mie Sonozaki, Takurou Nakakuni, Hajime Iijima
Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story of Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato, both whom died in a train accident and become part of a ...more
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Dominion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Roxanne McKee, Anthony Head, Alan Dale
Dominion is an American apocalyptic supernatural action television series created by Vaun Wilmott. It is loosely based on the 2010 film Legion, written by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart. In ...more
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Le Chevalier D'Eon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Takahiro Sakurai, Atsuko Tanaka, Yasunori Matsumoto
Le Chevalier D'Eon is a 24-episode anime TV series produced by Production I.G based on an original story by Tow Ubukata. The anime originally aired in Japan on WOWOW from August 19, 2006 to ...more
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Camp Lakebottom is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Camp Lakebottom
Camp Lakebottom is a Canadian animated series produced by 9 Story Media Group that premiered on Teletoon in Canada on July 4, 2013 and on Disney XD in the United States on July 13, 2013. The ...more
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Inhumanoids is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Michael Bell, Richard Sanders, Neil Ross
Inhumanoids is an animated series and Hasbro toy property in 1986. In the tradition of other Hasbro properties such as Transformers and G.I. Joe, the show was produced by Sunbow and Marvel ...more
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Mighty Max is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Frank Welker, Tony Jay, Rob Paulsen
Mighty Max is an American animated action/sci-fi television series that aired from 1993 to 1994 to promote the British Mighty Max toys, an outgrowth of the Polly Pocket line, created by Bluebird ...more
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The Immortal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Lorenzo Lamas, Steve Braun, April Telek
The Immortal is a Canadian television series which aired from October 2000 to June 2001 and had 22 episodes.
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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod
Soul Eater is a manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. The series revolves around three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister and weapon that can transform into a humanoid.
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Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi
Baccano! is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Katsumi Enami. The series, often told from multiple points of view, is mostly set within a fictional United ...more
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Claymore is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Todd Haberkorn, Houko Kuwashima, Stephanie Young
Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series initially premiered in the now defunct Monthly Shōnen Jump in the May 2001 issue. When the magazine ...more
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Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Ajin: Demi-Human is a Japanese manga series and 2015 anime series written and illustrated by Gamon Sakurai. After he is hit by a truck, a student named Kei Nagai discovers he is an immortal ...more
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Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Jôji Nakata, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Fumiko Orikasa
Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization, as it combats vampires, ghouls, and ...more
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Kamen Rider Amazons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Tom Fujita, Masashi Taniguchi, Rena Takeda
Kamen Rider Amazons (Amazon Video, 2016) is a 2016 Japanese tokusatsu web series created by Shotaro Ishinomori. After becoming infected with Amazon Cells, a meek young man transforms into the ...more
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Gungrave is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Kirk Thornton, Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum
Gungrave is a Japanese animated television series based on the video game of the same name, created by Yasuhiro Nightow. The series is directed by Toshiyuki Tsuru, from a screenplay by Yousuke ...more
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Tremors is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Dean Norris, Marcia Strassman, Michael Gross
Tremors: The Series is a 2003 television show based on the Tremors franchise. Originally airing out of order on the Sci-Fi Channel, it was later aired in its proper sequence on the G4 Network.
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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Crystal Reed
Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series based on the DC Comics character. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) returns home to Houma, Louisiana to ...more
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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons, Lee Tergesen
The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise. Set in an altered United States, several unrelated people discover how far they will go to survive a ...more
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Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Akame ga Kill! is a Japanese shōnen manga series written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. An anime television series adaptation of the main series premiered in Japan in July 2014. ...more
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Blue Seed is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Matt Greenfield, Akio Ôtsuka, Doug Smith
Blue Seed is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuzo Takada. The plot is based on the Izumo cycle of Japanese mythology and the tale of the god Susanoo and the eight-headed ...more
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Big Wolf on Campus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Danny Smith, Brandon Quinn, Aimée Castle
Big Wolf on Campus was a Canadian television series created by Peter A. Knight and Christopher Briggs that ran from 1999 to 2002. The central plot revolves around a teenage boy named Thomas ...more
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Baywatch Nights is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Horror Series Ever Made
Angie Harmon, David Hasselhoff, Carol Alt
Baywatch Nights is an American police and science fiction drama series that aired in syndication from 1995 to 1997. Created by Douglas Schwartz, David Hasselhoff, and Gregory J. Bonann, the ...more