horror movies and TV 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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
American Horror Story Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters 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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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies 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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy 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
Stranger Things 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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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
True Detective Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology crime drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent crimes.

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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
AndreeaSerban added Z Nation Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch 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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke 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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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
MandyPiper added The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt 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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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
beernbugs added The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
beernbugs added The 100 Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell 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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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Attack on Titan Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle 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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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
beernbugs added Scandal Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short 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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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Luke Albright added Black Mirror 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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Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Channel Zero 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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Lore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
Lore 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