Graveyard Shift The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made  

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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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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts
The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Bruce Willis, Charles Aidman, Robin Ward
The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for
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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear
Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more
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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more
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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more
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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright
Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more
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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar
The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more
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Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight
Falling Skies is an American science fiction post-apocalyptic dramatic television series created by Robert Rodat and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The series stars Noah Wyle as Tom ...more
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The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual
The Outer Limits is a US-Canadian television series that originally aired on Showtime, the Sci Fi Channel and in syndication between 1995 and 2002. The series is a revival of the original The ...more
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Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green
Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) is a British-American horror TV series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes. The title refers to ...more
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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner
Being Human (BBC Three, 2008) is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse for broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare ...more
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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke
Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their comic book. Onboard a starship called the Raza, six people awaken in ...more
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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more
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Millennium is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn
Millennium is an American television series created by Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files, that aired on the Fox Network between 1996 and 1999. The series follows the investigations of ex-FBI ...more
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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo
12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more
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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley
The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more
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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz
Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more
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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris
Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are, in ...more
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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine
Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear ...more
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Terra Nova is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams
Terra Nova is an American science fiction drama television series. It premiered on September 26, 2011 with a two-hour premiere, and concluded on December 19, 2011 with a two-hour, two-episode ...more
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V is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch
V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new ...more
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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Lost is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia
Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 ...more
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V is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made
Robert Englund, Michael Ironside, Lane Smith
V is a 1983 film directed by Kenneth Johnson.
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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 25 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