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The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made  

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291 votes 31 voters 42 items

List Rules Vote up the speculative and science fiction (not fantasy) television series that historically have been galactially creepy.

When it comes to sci-fi TV series, they aren't usually described as creepy. In most cases, a science fiction series details a world far in the future, or one that involves aliens in a more fantasy setting than a creepy or horrific one. That being said, the genre hasn't shied away from dipping its toes into the pool or horrific creepiness, and these series are some of the creepiest science fiction shows ever made.

When you look into a series like Netflix's Black Mirror, it's hard to not find it creepy, while still being entertained in a way that no other series on television has managed to do before. Other series like Falling Skies skirted the line between horror and sci-fi by depicting a world overrun by deadly alien species intent on wiping humanity from the face of the Earth. Whatever your sci-fi preference, there are dozens of selections that offer a creepy alternative to straightforward action-adventure science fiction shows like Stargate: SG1 and Star Trek!

Which of these creepy, sci-fi television shows freak you out the most? Vote up your favorites and watch as the creepiest rise to the top!

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn
Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.
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Life on Mars is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Jonathan Murphy
Life on Mars is a science fiction drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009. It is an adaptation of the BAFTA-winning original UK series of the ...more
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Roswell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl
Roswell is an American science fiction television series developed, produced, and co-written by Jason Katims. The series debuted on October 6, 1999 on The WB and moved to UPN for the third ...more
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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz
Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy, and Michael Taylor. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions, in transmedia ...more
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UFO is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington
UFO is a 1970 British television science fiction series about an alien invasion of Earth, created by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson with Reg Hill, and produced by the Andersons and Lew ...more
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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy
Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more
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Night Gallery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Rod Serling, Gary Collins
Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The ...more
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Dead Like Me is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy
This show is an American comedy-drama television series starring Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin as grim reapers who reside and work in Seattle, Washington. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, ...more
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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane
Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system a fun loving trio of bounty hunters attempt to remain impartial as ...more
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Curfew is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Sean Bean, Adam Brody, Billy Zane
Curfew (Sky One, 2019) is a British dystopian action drama television series created by Matthew Read. To protect the population from a virus sweeping the earth that turns the infected into ...more
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Another Life is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair, Tyler Hoechlin
Another Life (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Aaron Martin. An astronaut, Niko Breckinridge-Wallace (Katee Sackhoff) commands a crew on a mission to explore the ...more
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Primeval is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Andrew Lee Potts, Hannah Spearritt, Ben Miller
Primeval is a British science fiction drama television programme produced for ITV by Impossible Pictures. Created by Adrian Hodges and Tim Haines, who previously created the Walking with... ...more
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Earth 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker
Earth 2 is an American science fiction television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995. The show was canceled after one season of 22 episodes. It follows the journey ...more
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The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
This series is an American–Canadian science fiction/suspense series starring Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith, who discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma. The show, ...more
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V: The Final Battle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Robert Englund
V: The Final Battle is a 1984 American TV miniseries. It is a sequel to the 1983 miniseries written by Kenneth Johnson about aliens known as "The Visitors" trying to take over Earth. ...more
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Alien Nation is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli
Alien Nation is a science fiction television series in the Alien Nation franchise. Adapted from the 1988 movie of the same name, it stars Gary Graham as Detective Matthew Sikes, a Los Angeles ...more
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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton
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