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The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made

Updated January 11, 2021 4.7k votes 332 voters 4.5k views71 items

List RulesVote 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.

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

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  • Angel3
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  • The Haunting of Hill House4
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    Premiered2018

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  • The Gates5
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    Premiered2010

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  • Tales from the Crypt6
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    John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith

    Premiered1989

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  • Penny Dreadful7
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    Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton

    Premiered2014

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  • The Exorcist8
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    Alfonso Herrera, Geena Davis

    Premiered2016

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    Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau

    Premiered2014

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  • American Horror Story12
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    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Premiered2011

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  • Night Stalker13
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    Stuart Townsend, Gabrielle Union

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    Matt Ryan, Damian O'hare

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    Point Pleasant

    Elisabeth Harnois, Grant Show

    Premiered2005

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    Are You Afraid of the Dark?

    Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull

    Premiered1991

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  • The Twilight Zone17
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    Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele

    Premiered2019

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    Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension

    Lindy Booth, Neil Crone

    Premiered1998

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    Catherine McCormack, Stacy Keach

    Premiered2011

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  • The Secret Circle20
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    The Secret Circle

    Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker

    Premiered2011

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  • Death Valley21
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    Bryan Callen, Charlie Sanders

    Premiered2011

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    Andrew Rannells, America Young

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    Dan Gilvezan, Kate Hodge

    Premiered1990

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    Anthony Head

    Premiered2004