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The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now 

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The horror genre has been a major staple of television since The Twilight Zone began scaring audiences around the world in 1959. Since then, horror TV shows have popped up every once in a while to terrify a whole new generation of TV viewers. Currently, there are more genuinely creepy television shows airing than ever before. Shows like American Horror Story and Supernatural have been designed to haunt your dreams, from the nightmare-inducing credit sequences to the spine-chilling imagery.

There are plenty of TV shows to excite and horrify the average horror fan and general television viewers alike. Shows like Hannibal and Bates Motel are bringing to life some of the most iconic movie villains of all time on the small screen. Whether you’re a fan of the decaying, flesh-eating zombies on The Walking Dead or enjoy the psychotic cult of serial killers on The Following, there’s something for every type of horror lover.

What do you think is the most creepy show on TV right now? Vote up the paranormal tv show you think is the creepiest and most chilling. This list features the top creepy shows that are still on the air.

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 144

Network: AMC

The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 103

Network: FX

American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 15

Number of Episodes: 318

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Netflix

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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
voting closed at #7 Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 73

Network: HBO

Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
AndreeaSerban added Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 5

Network: Syfy

Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television series created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler. Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the ...more

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Luke Albright added Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: Channel 4

Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker. The show features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine ...more

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: HBO

True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences.

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The Haunting of Hill Hou... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Luke Albright added Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas
The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. The first season, The Haunting of ...more

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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
MandyPiper added Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: The CW Television Network

The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more

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You is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell
You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes. A clever bookstore manager (Penn Badgley) relies on ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
beernbugs added Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell

Premiered: 2013

The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Luisa D'Oliveira
Channel Zero (Syfy, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series created by Nick Antosca, who serves as writer, showrunner, and executive producer. Storylines for the series are based ...more

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
beernbugs added James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

Premiered: 2013

Network: NBC

The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime drama television series created by Jon Bokenkamp. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, ...more

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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

Premiered: 2013

Network: Mainichi Broadcasting System

Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do ...more

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Lore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Robert Patrick, Holland Roden, Colm Feore
Lore (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series developed by Aaron Mahnke, who created the Lore podcast. The show combines documentary footage and cinematic scenes to ...more
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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
beernbugs added Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short

Premiered: 2012

Network: ABC

Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A former White House Communications Director (Kerry Washington) starts her own crisis management ...more

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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons, Lee Tergesen
The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise. Set in an altered United States, several unrelated people discover how far they will go to survive a ...more

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Tell Me a Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Billy Magnussen, Kim Cattrall, Danielle Campbell

Premiered: 2018

Network: CBS All Access

Tell Me a Story (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American psychological thriller web television series created by Kevin Williamson, based on the Mexican television series Érase una vez. The ...more