Graveyard Shift 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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 1 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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29 9
Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 2 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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17 2
Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 3 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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25 8
The Haunting of Hill House is listed (or ranked) 4 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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22 7
Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 5 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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22 10
Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 6 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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16 6
Are You Afraid of the Dark? is listed (or ranked) 7 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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16 7
The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 8 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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17 8
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more
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12 5
Eerie, Indiana is listed (or ranked) 10 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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15 8
Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 11 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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17 10
True Blood is listed (or ranked) 12 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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15 9
Tales from the Cryptkeeper is listed (or ranked) 13 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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12 7
The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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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12 8
Haven is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour
Haven is an American/Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid. The show, which deals with strange events in a fictional town in ...more
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10 6
The Returned is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mark Pellegrino, Michelle Forbes
The Returned is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Carlton Cuse as an adaptation of the French series Les Revenants, which was broadcast internationally with the title ...more
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11 8
Friday the 13th: The Series is listed (or ranked) 17 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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9 7
Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles
Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The series became hugely popular when vampire ...more
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8 6
Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Rosemary's Baby 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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8 6
Ghostly Encounters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Start a conversation about things that go bump in the night, and pretty soon everybody in the room has a story to tell. Paranormal experiences aren't just the domain of psychics and tarot card ...more
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7 5
Deadtime Stories is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Deadtime Stories is an American anthology horror-fantasy series that aired from November 2, 2012 to December 5, 2013 on Nickelodeon. The series stars Jennifer Stone as "The Babysitter" ...more
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8 8
Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dime... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension Lindy Booth, Neil Crone, Bill Switzer
Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension is a spin-off of Eerie, Indiana. This series aired on the Fox Kids Network in 1998.
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8 9
Bitten is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk
Bitten (Syfy, 2014) is a Canadian television series based on the Women of the Otherworld series of books by author Kelley Armstrong. A female werewolf (Laura Vandervoot) is torn between a normal ...more
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7 8
The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin
The Secret Circle is an American supernatural teen drama that aired on The CW from September 15, 2011, to May 10, 2012. It is based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more
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4 5
Miracles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
Skeet Ulrich, Angus Macfadyen, Marisa Ramirez
Miracles is an American drama television program starring Skeet Ulrich and Angus Macfadyen. Created by Richard Hatem and Michael Petroni, the series has sometimes been dubbed a "spiritual ...more