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.
- 1American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by... moreConnie Britton, Dylan McDermott
- 2The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... moreAndrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal
- 3Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... moreJared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
- 4Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... moreWinona Ryder, David Harbour
- 5The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television... moreMichiel Huisman, Carla Gugino
- 6Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... moreDaniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell
- 7Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David... morevoting closed at #7Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey
- 8Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television... moreKellita Smith, DJ Qualls
- 9You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera... morePenn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail
- 10True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic... moreMahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey
- 11Channel Zero (Syfy, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series created by Nick... morePaul Schneider, Fiona Shaw
- 12The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a... moreJoseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies
- 13The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series... moreEliza Taylor, Paige Turco
- 14The Haunting (Netflix, 2018) is an American anthology supernatural horror television series... moreMichiel Huisman, Carla Gugino
- 15The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon... moreJames Spader, Megan Boone
- 16Attack on Titan (MBS, 2013) is a Japanese fantasy anime television series adapted from the... moreMarina Inoue, Yuki Kaji
- 17Lore (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series developed by Aaron... moreRobert Patrick, Holland Roden
- 18Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda... moreKerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick
- 19The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise.... moreGabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons
- 20Tell Me a Story (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American psychological thriller web television... moreBilly Magnussen, Kim Cattrall