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The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now

Updated October 20, 2020 6.2k votes 2.1k voters 66.2k views20 items

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
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    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Premiered2011

    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Premiered2010

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on Wikipedia

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    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more on Wikipedia

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    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on Wikipedia

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    Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more on Wikipedia

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    The Haunting of Hill House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Haunting of Hill House

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Premiered2018

    The Haunting of Hill House is the first season of the Netflix supernatural anthology... more on Wikipedia

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    Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Z Nation

    Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls

    Premiered2014

    Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television... more on Wikipedia

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    True Detective is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    True Detective

    Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey

    Premiered2013

    True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic... more on Wikipedia

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    Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011

    Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David... more on Wikipedia

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    The Originals is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Originals

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies

    Premiered2013

    The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a... more on Wikipedia

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    The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Premiered2013

    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon... more on Wikipedia

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    You is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    You

    Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail

    Premiered2018

    You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera... more on Wikipedia

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    Scandal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Scandal

    Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick

    Premiered2012

    Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda... more on Wikipedia

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    Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Attack on Titan

    Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji

    Premiered2013

    Attack on Titan (Wit Studio, 2013) is a Japanese fantasy anime television series adapted from... more on Wikipedia

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    Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Channel Zero

    Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw

    Premiered2016

    Channel Zero (Syfy, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series created by Nick... more on Wikipedia
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    Lore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Lore

    Robert Patrick, Holland Roden

    Premiered2017

    Lore (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series developed by Aaron... more on Wikipedia
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    The Purge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Purge

    Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons

    Premiered2018

    The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise.... more on Wikipedia

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    Tell Me a Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Tell Me a Story

    Billy Magnussen, Kim Cattrall

    Premiered2018

    Tell Me a Story (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American psychological thriller web television... more on Wikipedia

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    The Haunting of Bly Manor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    The Haunting of Bly Manor

    Victoria Pedretti, Tahirah Sharif

    Premiered2020

    The Haunting of Bly Manor is the second season of the Netflix supernatural anthology... more on Wikipedia

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    Dream Corp, LLC is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Shows on TV Right Now
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    Dream Corp, LLC

    Jon Gries, Nick Rutherford
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