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The Best Supernatural Thriller Series

Updated May 5, 2021 14.5k votes 1.2k voters 6.3k views47 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    864
    64

    Supernatural

    Drama, Fantasy
    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric...  more
  • 2
    679
    97
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB, 1997) is an American supernatural drama television series...  more
  • 3
    671
    106

    Angel

    Drama, Horror
    Angel (The WB, 1999) is an American supernatural television series created by Joss Whedon and...  more
  • 4
    396
    104

    The X-Files

    Drama, Science fiction
    The X-Files (Fox, 1993) is an American science fiction horror drama television series created...  more
  • 5
    375
    130

    Grimm

    Drama, Horror
    Grimm (NBC, 2011) is an American fantasy police procedural drama television series created by...  more
  • 6
    342
    114

    Penny Dreadful

    Horror, Thriller
    Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) is a British-American horror drama television series created...  more
  • 7
    353
    126
    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by...  more
  • 8
    311
    111

    Dark

    Sci-fi, Thriller
    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by...  more
  • 9
    307
    110

    The Twilight Zone

    Anthology, Science fiction
    The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is...  more
  • 10
    292
    112

    Warehouse 13

    Comedy drama, Paranormal
    Warehouse 13 is a U.S. television science fiction series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on...  more
  • 11
    272
    111

    American Gods

    Fantasy, Drama
    American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and...  more
  • 12
    306
    132

    Fringe

    Crime drama, Science fiction
    Fringe (Fox, 2008) is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams,...  more
  • 13
    243
    94

    Sleepy Hollow

    Drama, Mystery
    Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 2013) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Alex...  more
  • 14
    266
    120

    The Twilight Zone

    Anthology, Drama
    The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series...  more
  • 15
    260
    122

    The Exorcist

    Horror
    The Exorcist (Fox, 2016) is an American supernatural horror television series created by...  more
  • 16
    261
    145

    Lost

    Drama, Adventure
    Lost (ABC, 2004) is an American drama television series created by Jeffrey Lieber, J. J....  more
  • 17
    228
    131

    Twin Peaks

    Crime drama, Mystery
    Twin Peaks (ABC, 1990) is an American mystery horror drama television series created by Mark...  more
  • 18
    261
    178

    Stranger Things

    Sci-fi, Horror
    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series...  more
  • 19
    76
    52

    Evil

    Supernatural, Thriller
    Evil (CBS, 2019) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Robert King...  more
  • 20
    97
    99

    Tales from the Crypt

    Horror, Fantasy
    Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror...  more
  • 21
    468
    578

    Lucifer

    Crime drama, Fantasy
    Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series...  more
  • 22
    113
    148

    True Blood

    Drama, Thriller
    True Blood (HBO, 2008) is an American fantasy horror drama television series created by Alan...  more
  • 23
    1
    1

    Detention

    Drama, Horror
    Detention (Netflix, 2020) is a Taiwanese supernatural horror mystery drama based on the video...  more
  • 24
    74
    98

    The Outer Limits

    Anthology, Science fiction
    The Outer Limits is an American television series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1965. The...  more
  • 25
    0
    0

    Black Lake

    Thriller
    Black Lake (TV3, 2016), also called "Svartsjön" in Swedish, is a Scandinavian thriller...  more