The Best of 2018 The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite horror shows that are currently airing new episodes or are expected to return.

These are the best current horror series of 2016-2017 ranked from best to worst by user votes. There are some great current horror TV shows that are truly scary, and there are also some good current horror shows that have their fair share of scares but are more or less comedies.

What shows are featured on this best current horror TV shows list? The Walking Dead is such a good horror show that it even spawned its own spin-off. Fear The Walking Dead premiered in 2015 and features a talented cast led by Kim Dickens. The Vampire Diaries is another great horror show currently airing on television.

Supernatural is not only one of the best current horror shows but at 12 seasons, it's also one of the longest running. Other good shows that appear on this top current horror TV series list include American Horror Story, The Strain, and Bates Motel.

Which current horror show in 2017 do you like the best? Let your voice be heard by voting your favorite series to the top spot on this list.

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver 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 Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters 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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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies 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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard 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 X-Files is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
maria-tereza added David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more

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The Strain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand 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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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
PatrickTK021 added Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear 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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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane 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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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo 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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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
maria-tereza added Kellita Smith, Keith Allan, Russell Hodgkinson 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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
-1455153438673 added Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more

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Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Luisa D'Oliveira 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

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maria-tereza added Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna 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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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden 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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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billie Lourd 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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The Haunting of Hill House is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
enderwolf101 added Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. The story of five siblings who ...more

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The View is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
MattSchwarck added Lisa Ling, Meredith Vieira, Debbie Matenopoulos The View is an American talk show and entertainment/infotainment program that has aired on ABC since August 11, 1997, as part of its daytime programming block. The show's concept was conceived ...more

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MSNBC Live is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
hcjones added MSNBC Live Al Sharpton, Keith Olbermann, Brian Williams MSNBC Live is an American news-talk television program on MSNBC. Focusing on live news coverage, the program consists of guest analysis and interviews around the stories of the day, in addition ...more

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