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The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made  

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

The best supernatural horror shows pair the spooky and the scary to deliver the ultimate frights. The best supernatural horror series ever shown on television offers both bone-chilling horror and spine-tingling creeps. If you’ve been looking for the best supernatural horror to add some otherworldly terror to your TV nights, this list of the best supernatural horror series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue.

Adding a supernatural element to a television horror series seems like a gimmie. Ghosts are scary, as are demons and whatever other creatures go bump in the night. But to be the best supernatural horror shows, they need to offer more than just supernatural sources of unease and really bring the horrific storylines and scenes. American Horror Story may well be the best defining example of supernatural horror. It's scary, it's spooky and often very good at it being both.

Which shows balance being horror and supernatural series the best? Vote up the best supernatural horror series, vote down the shows that don't deliver the spooky with their scares, and add any scary supernatural series that are missing.

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Cheshire added Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy
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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Angel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
mega coven added David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
mega coven added Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more
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Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Stuart Townsend, Gabrielle Union, Eric Jungmann
Night Stalker is a television series that ran for six weeks in fall 2005 on ABC in America. The series starred Stuart Townsend as Carl Kolchak, an investigative reporter whose wife was murdered. ...more
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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
witch hunter added Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford
Constantine (NBC, 2014) is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer for NBC, featuring the DC Comics character John Constantine. Matt Ryan stars as ...more
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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer
Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989, to July 19, 1996, on the premium cable channel ...more
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Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Anna Maxwell Martin
Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. After being accustomed to life on Earth, the demon Crowley (David Tennant) ...more
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Constantine: City of Demons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Matt Ryan, Damian O'hare, Laura Bailey
Constantine: City of Demons (CW Seed, 2018) is an American animated web series based on the DC Comics character. John Constantine (Matt Ryan) uses his skills as a demon hunter and master of the ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Jordan Peele, Sanaa Lathan
The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series based on the 1959 television series. An updated version of the classic TV series featuring various ...more
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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
The Exorcist Alfonso Herrera, Geena Davis, Ben Daniels
The Exorcist (Fox, 2016) is portrayed as a sequel to the 1973 film of the same name
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Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green
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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The Haunting of Hill House is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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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Are You Afraid of the Dark? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther
Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a Canadian horror fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel, and was picked up by Nickelodeon in ...more
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters
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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Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Paul Sparer
Tales from the Darkside is an American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it debuted in 1984. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, ...more
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Tales from the Cryptkeeper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
John Kassir, Elizabeth Hanna, David Hemblen
Tales from the Cryptkeeper is an animated series aimed at children made by Nelvana Limited, PeaceArch Entertainment, kaBOOM! Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Animation. It was shown on ...more
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Eerie, Indiana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes
Eerie, Indiana is an American television series that originally aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993. The series was created by José Rivera and Karl Schaefer, with Joe Dante serving as creative ...more
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The Birch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
James Scorzelli, Peter James DeLuca
The Birch (Facebook Watch, 2019) is an American horror television series based on the short film of the same name. A teenager seeks out the help of a monster who lives in the woods.
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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood
Sleepy Hollow is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on Fox on September 16, 2013, that aired on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET. The series is considered a "modern-day ...more
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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell
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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Friday the 13th: The Series is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Colm Feore, Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins
Friday the 13th: The Series is an American-Canadian horror television series that ran for three seasons, from October 3, 1987 to May 26, 1990 in first-run syndication. The series follows Micki ...more
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The Gates is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Rhona Mitra, Frank Grillo, Marisol Nichols
The Gates is an American supernatural crime drama television series that aired on the ABC network from June 20, 2010 to September 19, 2010. The show was canceled after its first season due to ...more
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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Zoe Saldana, Jason Isaacs, Carole Bouquet
Rosemary's Baby is a 2014 television miniseries adaptation of Ira Levin's best-selling horror novel of the same name. Zoe Saldana stars in the four-hour, two-part NBC miniseries that is directed ...more
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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Supernatural 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 Nightmare Room is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
R. L. Stine
The Nightmare Room is an American children's anthology horror series that aired on Kids' WB. The series was based on the short-lived book series The Nightmare Room children's books created by ...more