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The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Ever Made

Updated November 13, 2020 1.0k votes 77 voters 3.1k views56 items

List RulesVote up the crime television series that have historically delivered the creeps.

Are you into creepy crime TV shows? When it comes to crime TV series, you don't have to dig too deep to get to the ones many people feel are creepy. Crime and a good creep-factor are what make these shows fun to watch, but sometimes, watching them might leave you to lock your doors and sleep with the lights on. Let's face it, many of these shows depict horrific crimes carried out by real and frightening people... who might just be on the other side of that door!

The creepiest television series revolving around crime often feature real-world killers and monsters who threaten our daily lives. Some of these series feature real people, while others are dramatic representations of the worst people and crimes imaginable. Whatever your preference, they all have a good amount of creepiness to keep you from wanting to venture out in the dark all by yourself...

Which of these creepy television shows freaks you out the most? Vote up your favorite and watch as the creepiest rises to the top!

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    Homicide Hunter
    35
    10

    Homicide Hunter

    Josh Casaubon, Joe Kenda

    Premiered2011

    Homicide Hunter is an American documentary television series showcasing the career of retired... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Criminal Minds
    36
    11

    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

    Premiered2005

    Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Unsolved Mysteries
    26
    6

    Unsolved Mysteries

    Robert Stack, Dennis Farina

    Premiered1987

    Unsolved Mysteries (NBC, 1987) is an American mystery documentary television show created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Mindhunter
    25
    9

    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    Premiered2017

    Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
    24
    7

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni

    Premiered1999

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Supernatural
    24
    7

    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Cold Case Files
    22
    9

    Cold Case Files

    Danny Pino, Anthony Green

    Premiered1999

    Cold Case Files (A&E, 1999) is a reality legal docuseries hosted by Bill Kurtis. The show... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    48 Hours
    19
    6

    48 Hours

    Maureen Maher, Peter Van Sant

    Premiered1988

    48 Hours is an American documentary/news magazine television series that airs on CBS. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Forensic Files
    18
    7

    Forensic Files

    Dayle Hinman, Peter Thomas

    Premiered1996

    Forensic Files is an American documentary-style series that reveals how forensic science is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    The Confession Tapes
    The Confession Tapes (Netflix, 2017) is a true crime television documentary series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Seduced By Evil
    Seduced By Evil (Oxygen, 2019) is an American documentary true crime television special. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    The First 48
    15
    7

    The First 48

    Dion Graham, Caroline Mason

    Premiered2004

    The First 48 (A&E, 2004) is an American documentary television series that offers an insider's... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Evil Twins
    19
    13

    Evil Twins

    Kevin Sidenstricker, Diana Abrecht

    Premiered2012

    Evil Twins (Investigation Discovery, 2012) is an American true crime documentary television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Bones
    16
    10

    Bones

    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz

    Premiered2005

    Bones (Fox, 2005) is an American procedural comedy-drama television series created by Hart... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    American Justice
    13
    8

    American Justice

    Bill Kurtis

    Premiered1992

    For over ten years, AMERICAN JUSTICE® has been the gold standard of criminal justice... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    A Haunting
    13
    9

    A Haunting

    Anthony D. Call, Mark Joy

    Premiered2002

    A Haunting is a 2005 American paranormal anthology television series that depicts eyewitness... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Snapped
    13
    9

    Snapped

    Laura San Giacomo

    Premiered2004

    Snapped is a British narrated American true crime television series that airs on the Oxygen... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Your Worst Nightmare
    13
    9

    Your Worst Nightmare

    Eric Abraham, Clark Sarullo

    Premiered2014

    Your Worst Nightmare (Investigation Discovery, 2014) is an American true crime documentary... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    FBI
    10
    6

    FBI

    Missy Peregrym, Jeremy Sisto

    Premiered2018

    F.B.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Dick Wolf. The inner... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Proven Innocent
    10
    6

    Proven Innocent

    Rachelle Lefevre, Russell Hornsby

    Premiered2019

    Proven Innocent (Fox, 2019) is an American legal drama television series created by Janet... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Making a Murderer
    14
    11

    Making a Murderer

    Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey
    Making a Murderer (Netflix, 2015) is a crime documentary series written and directed by Laura... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Killing Eve
    12
    9

    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Premiered2018

    Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Deadly Devotion
    10
    7

    Deadly Devotion

    Rick Pasqualone

    Premiered2013

    Deadly Devotion (Investigation Discovery, 2013) is an American true crime documentary... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Unsolved
    10
    9

    Unsolved

    Wavyy Jonez, Marcc Rose
    Unsolved (USA, 2018) is an American anthology-drama television series. The first season,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Cold Justice
    8
    6

    Cold Justice

    Kelly Siegler, Yolanda McClary

    Premiered2013

    Cold Justice (TNT, 2013) is an American unscripted true crime television series produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button