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The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated November 5, 2019 1.7k votes 286 voters 5.7k views 28 items

List Rules Only horror television series airing new episodes during the 2019 calendar year that favor blood-pumping excitement over slow creeping horror.

The most frightening horror TV shows new or ongoing in 2019 are some of the most delightfully terrifying and supremely scary to watch on television, but which is the most exciting new or returning show? Determining which horror television series is the best isn't an easy task given the plethora of options available, but this list might make it just a bit easier. These days, with the use of digital streaming via multiple options such as Netflix, Hulu, and others, there is a ton of content available but which of these current horror shows are the best of them all in terms of excitement?

For a horror series to be truly exciting, it has to be the kind that scares you in such a way that you think twice about turning off the lights and you find yourself watching the action from the edge of your seat. The only way to find out which is the best is to vote up your favorite horror series below, but remember, this list is all about excitement! Which new horror series available in 2019 is more exciting than the one below it? For this list, the series either has to be new to 2019 programming, or it has to be a pre-existing series with new episodes premiering in 2019. Sadly, The Haunting of Hill House won't return until 2020 or it would be sitting at #1!

Don't forget to add your favorite new horror series to the list if it's missing and vote for your favorites below!

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: Netflix, Fox

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Comedy-drama, Mystery, Crime, Horror, + more

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more
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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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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Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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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NOS4A2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more
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The Terror is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Derek Mio, George Takei, Jared Harris

Network: AMC

Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror, Anthology, Psychological thriller

The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an anthology television series created by David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, based on the novel by Dan Simmons. The first season follows a crew of a Royal Naval expedition ...more
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Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Luisa D'Oliveira

Genres (Tv): Horror

Channel Zero (Syfy, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series created by Nick Antosca, who serves as writer, showrunner, and executive producer. Storylines for the series are based ...more
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Two Sentence Horror Stor... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Nicole Kang, Jim Parrack, Aleyse Shannon

Network: The CW, CW Seed

Genres (Tv): Horror, Anthology

Two Sentence Horror Stories (CW Seed, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series. The themes tap into universal primal fears, filtered through the anxieties of the most connected ...more
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The Passage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza

Genres (Tv): Drama

The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based on the novels by Justin Cronin. When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death ...more
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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Fantasy

American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. After being released from prison, Shadow Moon (Ricky ...more
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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

Genres (Tv): Drama, Black Comedy, Supernatural, Horror, Action

Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more
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Dark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, J├Ârdis 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
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Into the Dark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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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Lore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Robert Patrick, Holland Roden, Colm Feore
Lore (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series developed by Aaron Mahnke, who created the Lore podcast. The show combines documentary footage and cinematic scenes to ...more
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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more
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Mr. Mercedes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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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Scream is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Scream Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna

Network: VH1, MTV

Genres (Tv): Crime, Horror, Mystery, Anthology

Scream (MTV, 2015) is an American anthology slasher television series developed by Jill Blotevogel, Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, based on the film series. After a cyber-bullying incident serves ...more
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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley

Number of Seasons: 5

Network: SyFy

Genres (Tv): Fantasy

The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more
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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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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Wolf Creek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Wolf Creek John Jarratt, Aaron Sterns, Eddie White

Network: Stan

Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror, Thriller

Wolf Creek (Stan, 2016) is an Australian horror television series and a spin-off of the movies Wolf Creek and Wolf Creek 2. Each season follows a different lead or situation that is encountered ...more
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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Crystal Reed

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: DC Universe

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Fantasy

Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series based on the DC Comics character. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) returns home to Houma, Louisiana to ...more
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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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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Tell Me a Story is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
Billy Magnussen, Kim Cattrall, Danielle Campbell

Network: CBS All Access

Genres (Tv): Psychological thriller, Anthology series

Tell Me a Story (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American psychological thriller web television series created by Kevin Williamson, based on the Mexican television series Érase una vez. The ...more