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The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020 

Molly Gander
Updated January 13, 2020 231 votes 38 voters 1.6k views 27 items

List Rules Vote up the horror series airing new episodes during the 2020 calendar year that favor creeping and creepy horror over jump scares.

Are you ready for the creepiest horror TV shows in 2020? Do you want to see what's new in creepy horror television in 2020? These are the creepiest horror TV series available to watch in 2020, which are either new or continuing from a previous season. Creepy horror is the stuff that makes your skin crawl more than it makes you jump; creepy horror makes you uncomfortable in that way that's easier to explain with a grossed out face than words. On the surface, horror shows are inherently creepy, but not every horror television show is creepier than the next. What makes a horror show creepy has a lot to do with the level of suspense, shock, and outright horror that unfolds on the scene.

Creepy horror TV series such as Creepshow (it's right in the name!), The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, and Into the Dark are anthologies, meaning that you get a new creepy story with every episode.  The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina picks up the re-imagined, creepy version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Supernatural is on its 15th season, meaning that they still haven't exhausted the possible stories in the Supernatural world.

Which of these creepy horror TV series freak you out the most? Which are you most looking forward to creeping you out in 2020? Vote up your favorites and watch as the creepiest horror TV shows rise to the top!

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Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Jane Levy

Genres (Tv): Horror, Drama, Fantasy

Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by J. J. Abrams. Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes ...more
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Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona, Ryu Seung-ryong

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Historical, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the webcomic series "Land of the Gods" by Kim Eun-hee. In Korea’s medieval Joseon period, a crown ...more
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The Outsider is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime, Horror

The Outsider (HBO, 2020) is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. A police procedural that shifts to a horror novel, the story follows multiple characters ...more
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The Haunting of Hill Hou... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas

Genres (Tv): Supernatural horror

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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Into the Dark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau

Network: Hulu

Genres (Tv): Horror, Anthology

Into the Dark (Hulu, 2018) is an American horror anthology web television series. Each episode of the series is inspired by a holiday from the month in which it is released.
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Lovecraft Country is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Wunmi Mosaku

Genres (Tv): Horror, Drama

Lovecraft Country (HBO, 2020) is a drama horror television series based on the novel by Matt Ruff. In 1950s Jim Crow America, Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors), his friend Letitia (Jurnee ...more
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Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish
Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the 1989 video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Konami. The series follows Trevor Belmont ...more
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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane

Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror

This show is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. A dysfunctional, blended family must reinvent themselves by learning new ...more
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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 144

Network: AMC

Genres (Tv): Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama, Horror Film, Thriller, + more

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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Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell

Network: Shudder

Genres (Tv): Horror, Anthology, Horror Anthology

Creepshow (Shudder, 2019) is an American horror anthology television series and a continuation of the first two films in the Creepshow franchise. Each episode of the series features two stories, ...more
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Black Summer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Jaime King

Genres (Tv): Drama

Black Summer (Netflix, 2019) is an American television zombie apocalypse drama series, created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams, and a companion prequel series to Z Nation. When a mother (Jaime ...more
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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Number of Seasons: 15

Number of Episodes: 318

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery, + more

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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Mr. Mercedes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Mr. Mercedes Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Justine Lupe

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Thriller

Mr. Mercedes (Audience, 2017) is an American mystery thriller television series developed by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Stephen King. Still haunted by the unsolved case of "Mr. ...more
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NOS4A2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto, Olafur Darri Olafsson

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: AMC

Genres (Tv): Supernatural horror, Drama

NOS4A2 (AMC, 2019) is an American supernatural horror drama television series created by Jami O'Brien, based on the novel by Joe Hill.After discovering a supernatural ability to unlock portals, ...more
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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 103

Network: FX

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

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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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: Channel 4

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons, Lee Tergesen

Genres (Tv): Action, Horror, Sci-fi

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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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: SyFy

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Horror, Drama

Van Helsing (Syfy, 2016) is an American dark fantasy horror drama television series inspired by Zenescope Entertainment's graphic novel series Helsing. Vanessa "Van" Helsing (Kelly ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Jordan Peele, Sanaa Lathan

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: CBS All Access

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series based on the 1959 television series. An updated version of the classic TV series featuring various ...more
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Diablero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Christopher Von Uckermann, Giselle Kuri, Fátima Molina

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Horror

Diablero (Netflix, 2018) is a Mexican television horror series based on the book by Mexican writer Francisco Haghenbeck entitled El Diablo me obligó. The story revolves around Father ...more
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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Claes Bang, John Heffernan, Dolly Wells

Network: BBC One, Netflix

Genres (Tv): Horror, Fantasy

Dracula (Netflix, BBC One, 2019) is a British-American horror-fantasy television limited series based on the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. This retelling of the classic story follows ...more
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Light as a Feather is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Liana Liberato, Haley Ramm, Ajiona Alexus

Genres (Tv): Supernatural thriller

Light as a Feather (Hulu, 2018) is an American supernatural thriller web television series created by Lee Fleming Jr., based on the short story by Zoe Aarsen. A group of teenage girls must deal ...more
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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: SyFy

Genres (Tv): Dark fantasy, Drama, Horror, Western, Supernatural

Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series created by Emily Andras, based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. With her unique abilities, ...more
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Room 104 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Horror, Thriller, Dark comedy

Room 104 (HBO, 2017) is an American television anthology dark comedy, horror and thriller series created by Jay and Mark Duplass. Set in a single room of an American hotel, the series explores ...more
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Dark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020
Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Drama

Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden brings light ...more