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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
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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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The Strain is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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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The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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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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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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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) 12 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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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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Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 13 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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden
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Tucker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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Hannity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin, Dana Perino
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Laura Ingraham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billie Lourd
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Jesse Watters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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Tomi Lahren is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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The View is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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MSNBC Live is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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