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The Creepiest Sci-fi TV Shows Ever Made

Updated October 7, 2020 546 votes 42 voters49 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    The Twilight Zone
    18
    4

    The Twilight Zone

    Rod Serling, Robert McCord

    Premiered1959

    The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    The X-Files
    20
    12

    The X-Files

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

    Premiered1993

    The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    The Twilight Zone
    14
    6

    The Twilight Zone

    Bruce Willis, Charles Aidman

    Premiered1985

    The Twilight Zone (CBS, 1985) is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    The Outer Limits
    13
    5

    The Outer Limits

    Bob Johnson, Ben Wright

    Premiered1963

    The Outer Limits (ABC, 1963) is an American horror and speculative fiction anthology... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Fringe
    17
    10

    Fringe

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson

    Premiered2008

    Fringe (Fox, 2008) is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Stranger Things
    16
    9

    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Black Mirror
    17
    10

    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Being Human
    13
    9

    Being Human

    Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey

    Premiered2008

    Being Human (BBC Three, 2008) is a British supernatural comedy-drama television series created... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    The Magicians
    13
    10

    The Magicians

    Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve

    Premiered2015

    The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Jericho
    10
    8

    Jericho

    Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters

    Premiered2006

    Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Dark Matter
    10
    8

    Dark Matter

    Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil

    Premiered2015

    Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Westworld
    13
    12

    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Premiered2016

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    The Man in the High Castle
    8
    5

    The Man in the High Castle

    Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans

    Premiered2015

    The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    The Expanse
    11
    10

    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Orphan Black
    8
    6

    Orphan Black

    Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce

    Premiered2013

    Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Penny Dreadful
    10
    10

    Penny Dreadful

    Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton

    Premiered2014

    Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) is a British-American horror drama television series created... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Falling Skies
    9
    9

    Falling Skies

    Noah Wyle, Drew Roy

    Premiered2011

    Falling Skies (TNT, 2011) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    12 Monkeys
    8
    8

    12 Monkeys

    Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull

    Premiered2015

    12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Millennium
    6
    6

    Millennium

    Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher

    Premiered1996

    Millennium is an American television series created by Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    V
    5
    5

    V

    Robert Englund, Michael Ironside

    Premiered1983

    V is a 1983 film directed by Kenneth Johnson.Amazon buy button
  • 21
    V
    5
    5

    V

    Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut

    Premiered2009

    V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Terra Nova
    6
    8

    Terra Nova

    Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn

    Premiered2011

    Terra Nova (Fox, 2011) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Kelly... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Grimm
    7
    10

    Grimm

    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell

    Premiered2011

    Grimm (NBC, 2011) is an American fantasy police procedural drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Biohackers
    1
    0

    Biohackers

    Luna Wedler, Susanne Jokiel

    Premiered2020

    Biohackers (Netflix, 2020) is a German drama sci-fi thriller television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Brave New World
    0
    0

    Brave New World

    Stuart Walker, Mark Arends

    Premiered2020

    Brave New World (Peacock, 2020) is an American sci-fi dystopian drama series based on Aldous... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button