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The Creepiest Horror TV Shows In 2020

Updated January 20, 2021 1.2k votes 145 voters 9.9k views35 items

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

UPDATED: Check out the Creepiest Horror Shows in 2021!

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 Rock1
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    Castle Rock

    Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Mystery, Psychological horror

    Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • The Outsider2
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    15

    The Outsider

    Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime, Horror

    The Outsider (HBO, 2020) is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia
  • The Haunting3
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    17

    The Haunting

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Horror, Anthology

    The Haunting (Netflix, 2018) is an American television anthology series created by Mike... more on Wikipedia
  • American Horror Story4
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    22

    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • Creepshow5
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    Creepshow

    David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Anthology, Black comedy

    Creepshow (Shudder, 2019) is an American horror anthology television series and a continuation... more on Wikipedia
  • Lovecraft Country6
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    17

    Lovecraft Country

    Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Drama

    Lovecraft Country (HBO, 2020) is a drama horror television series based on the novel by Matt... more on Wikipedia
  • Kingdom7
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    22

    Kingdom

    Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona

    Genres (Tv)Historical, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

    Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • Dark8
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    15

    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller

    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • Supernatural9
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    21

    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

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

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more on Wikipedia
  • Castlevania10
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    11

    Castlevania

    Richard Armitage, James Callis
    Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • Black Mirror11
    21
    10

    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

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

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more on Wikipedia
  • Mr. Mercedes12
    21
    12

    Mr. Mercedes

    Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Thriller

    Mr. Mercedes (Audience, 2017) is an American mystery thriller television series developed by... more on Wikipedia
  • The Walking Dead13
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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Genres (Tv)Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on Wikipedia
  • Into the Dark14
    18
    14

    Into the Dark

    Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Anthology

    Into the Dark (Hulu, 2018) is an American horror anthology web television series. Each episode... more on Wikipedia
  • Fear the Walking Dead15
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    Fear the Walking Dead

    Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror

    Fear of the Walking Dead (AMC, 2015) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television... more on Wikipedia
  • The Twilight Zone16
    15
    11

    The Twilight Zone

    Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Drama, Fantasy, Horror

    The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series... more on Wikipedia
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina17
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series... more on Wikipedia
  • The Purge18
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    18

    The Purge

    Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons

    Genres (Tv)Action, Horror, Sci-fi

    The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise.... more on Wikipedia
  • Ju-On: Origins19
    8
    7

    Ju-On: Origins

    Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Yuina Kuroshima

    Genres (Tv)Horror

    Ju-On: Origins (Netflix, 2020) is a Japanese horror television series and part of the Ju-On... more on Wikipedia
  • Truth Seekers20
    8
    8

    Truth Seekers

    Nick Frost, Hiten Patel

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Truth Seekers (Amazon Video, 2020) is a British paranormal comedy television series. It... more on Wikipedia
  • Black Summer21
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    Black Summer

    Jaime King

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Black Summer (Netflix, 2019) is an American television zombie apocalypse drama series, created... more on Wikipedia
  • Swamp Thing22
    8
    10

    Swamp Thing

    Andy Bean, Derek Mears

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Fantasy

    Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series... more on Wikipedia
  • Sweet Home23
    4
    4

    Sweet Home

    Dane DiLiegro, Chase Yi

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Thriller, Drama

    Sweet Home (Netflix, 2020) is a South Korean horror, thriller drama based on the webtoon of... more on Wikipedia
  • The Stand24
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    The Stand

    Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Drama, Dark Fantasy, Horror

    The Stand (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American apocalyptic horror drama television... more on Wikipedia
  • Paranormal25
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    Paranormal

    Ahmed Amin, Ahmed Dash

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Fantasy

    Paranormal (Netflix, 2020) is an Egyptian horror, fantasy drama based on the best-selling... more on Wikipedia