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The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now

Updated October 20, 2020 8.3k votes 2.0k voters 57.1k views26 items

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

These are the best current horror series of 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
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    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more on Wikipedia

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    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Premiered2011

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    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Premiered2010

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on Wikipedia

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    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on Wikipedia

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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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    The X-Files

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

    Premiered1993

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  • 6
    Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    The Strain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Strain

    Corey Stoll, David Bradley

    Premiered2014

    The Strain (FX, 2014) is an American horror drama television series created by Guillermo del... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Ash Vs. Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Ash Vs. Evil Dead

    Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago

    Premiered2015

    Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Channel Zero

    Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw

    Premiered2016

    Channel Zero (Syfy, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series created by Nick... more on Wikipedia
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    The Haunting of Hill House is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Haunting of Hill House

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Premiered2018

    The Haunting of Hill House is the first season of the Netflix supernatural anthology... more on Wikipedia

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    Fear The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Fear The Walking Dead

    Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis

    Premiered2015

    Fear of the Walking Dead (AMC, 2015) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television... more on Wikipedia

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    The Originals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Originals

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies

    Premiered2013

    The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Black Summer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Black Summer

    Jaime King

    Premiered2019

    Black Summer (Netflix, 2019) is an American television zombie apocalypse drama series, created... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Creepshow

    David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau

    Premiered2019

    Creepshow (Shudder, 2019) is an American horror anthology television series and a continuation... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Scream is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Scream

    Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus

    Premiered2015

    Scream (MTV, 2015) is an American anthology slasher television series developed by Jill... more on Wikipedia
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    The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs

    Joe Bob Briggs, Diana Prince XO

    Premiered2018

    The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs (Shudder, 2018) is an American horror variety television... more on Wikipedia
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    iZombie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    iZombie

    Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin

    Premiered2015

    iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Most Terrifying Places in Amer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Most Terrifying Places in America

    Daniel Klaes, Lynn Czekaj

    Premiered2009

    Most Terrifying Places in America was an American paranormal documentary television series... more on Wikipedia

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    The Shivering Truth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Shivering Truth

    Vernon Chatman, Kevin Breznahan

    Premiered2018

    The Shivering Truth (Adult Swim, 2018) is an American stop-motion animated surrealist dark... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    The Dead Lands is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Dead Lands

    Te Kohe Tuhaka, Darneen Christian

    Premiered2020

    The Dead Lands (Shudder, 2020) is a New Zealand action-horror television series based on the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Z Nation

    Kellita Smith, Keith Allan

    Premiered2014

    Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television... more on Wikipedia

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    50 States of Fright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    50 States of Fright

    Taissa Farmiga, Lulu Wilson

    Premiered2020

    50 States of Fright (Quibi, 2020) is a short drama horror television series executive produced... more on Wikipedia

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    The Haunting of Bly Manor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Haunting of Bly Manor

    Victoria Pedretti, Tahirah Sharif

    Premiered2020

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    The Birch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Birch

    James Scorzelli, Peter James DeLuca

    Premiered2019

    The Birch (Facebook Watch, 2019) is an American horror television series based on the short... more on Wikipedia
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    Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Teen Wolf

    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien

    Premiered2011

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