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The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made

Updated October 16, 2020 4.1k votes 313 voters 4.1k views67 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, 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
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    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

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    Angel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Angel

    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter

    Premiered1999

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    The Haunting of Hill House is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    The Haunting of Hill House

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Premiered2018

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    Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Tales from the Crypt

    John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith

    Premiered1989

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  • 6
    Constantine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Constantine

    Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau

    Premiered2014

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    Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Penny Dreadful

    Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton

    Premiered2014

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    Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Good Omens

    David Tennant, Michael Sheen

    Premiered2019

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    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Premiered2011

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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    The Exorcist

    Alfonso Herrera, Geena Davis

    Premiered2016

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    Constantine: City of Demons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Constantine: City of Demons

    Matt Ryan, Damian O'hare

    Premiered2018

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    Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Night Stalker

    Stuart Townsend, Gabrielle Union

    Premiered2005

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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
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    Are You Afraid of the Dark?

    Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull

    Premiered1991

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    The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    The Twilight Zone

    Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele

    Premiered2019

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    Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Swamp Thing

    Andy Bean, Derek Mears

    Premiered2019

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    True Blood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    True Blood

    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer

    Premiered2008

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    Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made

    Premiered1983

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  • 18
    The Gates is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    The Gates

    Frank Grillo, Janina Gavankar

    Premiered2010

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    Tales from the Cryptkeeper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Tales from the Cryptkeeper

    John Kassir, Elizabeth Hanna

    Premiered1993

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Sleepy Hollow

    Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie

    Premiered2013

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    Eerie, Indiana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Eerie, Indiana

    Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow

    Premiered1991

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    Friday the 13th: The Series is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Friday the 13th: The Series

    Colm Feore, Louise Robey

    Premiered1987

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    Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Rosemary's Baby

    Zoe Saldana, Jason Isaacs

    Premiered2014

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    Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Dark Shadows

    Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall

    Premiered1966

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    The Nightmare Room is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Supernatural Horror Series Ever Made
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    Premiered2001

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