2019

The Best Supernatural Thriller Series  

Ranker TV
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List Rules Vote up the best supernatural thriller series that have aired on television.

Among our favorite genres are sub-genres that sometimes feel like they were designed specifically for us. In the case of thrillers, it's the spine-tinglingly spooky supernatural thriller that is currently lighting up the TV landscape and filling it with Demogorgons, exorcists, mysteries, and storylines that manage to be undead, yet pulse-racing. And we couldn't be happier.

These supernatural thriller TV shows are all at once risk-taking, innovative, and deserving of a week-long binge watch with no break. While some of television's best supernatural thrillers - we're looking at you Twilight Zone - have been around since the beginning of television, the revitalization of the genre that started with shows like Fringe and Supernatural have carried over into the DNA of the best shows still on the air. With their rich mythology, flawed characters, and endless cliffhangers, it's safe to say we can't get enough supernatural thrillers on television.

With the sub-genre going stronger than ever on the small screen, there's no better time to turn off all the lights, question whether or not your best friend is a vampire, recite some Latin spells from a dusty old book, and rank the best supernatural thriller series on TV.

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Misfits is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama
Misfits is a British science fiction comedy-drama television show, on E4, about a group of young offenders sentenced to work in a community service program, where they obtain supernatural powers ...more
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Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Action/Adventure, Drama, Psychological thriller
Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon under Mutant Enemy Productions. It premiered on February 13, 2009, on the Fox network and ...more
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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Anthology, Horror Film, Comedy
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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The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Anthology, Anthology series, Drama
The Outer Limits is an American television series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1965. The series is often compared to The Twilight Zone, but with a greater emphasis on science fiction stories. ...more
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Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Miniseries, Action/Adventure, Drama
Hemlock Grove is an American Netflix original horror thriller television series. Executive produced by Eli Roth, developed by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, and a production of Gaumont ...more
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The Rook is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Drama
The Rook (Starz, 2019) is an American television series created by Stephenie Meyer and based on the novel by Daniel O'Malley. A young woman attempts to re-integrate into her life of ...more
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The Strain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Horror Film
The Strain is an American horror drama television series that premiered on FX on July 13, 2014. It was created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same ...more
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Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Supernatural, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series about dead people who return to life. The series is based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott. The series is being co-produced by ...more
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666 Park Avenue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Supernatural drama, Drama, Fantasy
666 Park Avenue is an American supernatural drama series that aired on ABC from September 30, 2012 to July 13, 2013. The series was created and produced by David Wilcox, and was loosely based ...more
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Drama, Mystery, Supernatural
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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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Dark fantasy, Drama, Horror
Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series created by Emily Andras, based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. With her unique abilities, ...more
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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more
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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Paranormal romance, Supernatural drama, Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more
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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Supernatural Thriller Series
Romance Film, Supernatural drama, Teen drama
The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more