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The Creepiest Thriller Series Ever Made

Updated March 19, 2021 618 votes 43 voters 1.4k views58 items

List RulesVote up the television thriller series that historically are the best at delivering the creeps.

Thrillers have often done exactly as the name describes: they thrill viewers with shocking twists and frightening situations, but some thriller TV series manage to also thoroughly creep viewers out. Whether you're talking about a thriller that's all about a psychological horror or a thriller television show that delves deep into horrific things that can only be described as nightmare fuel, there are tons of incredible shows to choose from!

Shows like Breaking Bad thrilled audiences who couldn't imagine what Walter White might get into next. Each episode showcased his inevitable fall from lowly high school chemistry teacher into the biggest, baddest manufacturer of meth in New Mexico. If drugs aren't your thing, consider another option like Dexter, which follows the misadventures of a man who specializes in putting down serial killers... because he's a serial killer himself! Whatever your interests in this wide-open genre, there are dozens of amazing series that easily make it onto a list of the best thrillers ever!

Which of these creepy, thriller television shows freaks you out the most? Vote up your favorites and watch as the creepiest rises to the top!

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    Dexter

    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter
    Dexter (Showtime, 2006) is an American crime drama mystery series developed by James Manos...  more
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    Mr. Robot

    Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin
    Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama-thriller television series created by Sam...  more
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    Fargo

    Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman
    Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy drama anthology television series created by Noah...  more
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    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci
    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by...  more
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    Fringe

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson
    Fringe (Fox, 2008) is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams,...  more
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    The X-Files

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson
    The X-Files (Fox, 1993) is an American science fiction horror drama television series created...  more
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    Grimm

    David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell
    Grimm (NBC, 2011) is an American fantasy police procedural drama television series created by...  more
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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell
    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie...  more
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    Breaking Bad

    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul
    Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008) is an American neo-Western crime drama television series created by...  more
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    Bates Motel

    Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore
    Bates Motel (A&E, 2013) is an American psychological horror drama television series based on...  more
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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry
    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,...  more
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    Twin Peaks

    Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn
    Twin Peaks (ABC, 1990) is an American mystery horror drama television series created by Mark...  more
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    Hannibal

    Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen
    Hannibal (NBC, 2013) is an American psychological thriller–horror television series developed...  more
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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal
    The Walking Dead (AMC, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series...  more
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    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott
    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by...  more
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    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler
    Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series...  more
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    Orphan Black

    Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce
    Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme...  more
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    True Detective

    Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey
    True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic...  more
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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney
    Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial...  more
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    The Killing

    Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman
    The Killing (AMC, 2011) is an American drama television series created by Veena Sud, based on...  more
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    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany
    Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe...  more
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    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone
    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon...  more
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    House of Cards

    Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright
    House of Cards (Netflix, 2013) is an American political drama television series developed by...  more
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    The Wire

    Dominic West, Lance Reddick
    The Wire (HBO, 2002) is an American crime drama television series created and written by David...  more
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    Sleepy Hollow

    Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie
    Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 2013) is an American supernatural drama television series created by Alex...  more