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The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019

Updated November 5, 2019 2.4k votes 294 voters 5.8k views28 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1
    Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Mystery, Fantasy

    Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 2
    Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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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 Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    NOS4A2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    NOS4A2

    Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural horror, Drama

    NOS4A2 (AMC, 2019) is an American supernatural horror drama television series created by Jami... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 4
    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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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 Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 6
    The Terror is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    The Terror

    Derek Mio, George Takei

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

    The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an American horror drama anthology television series developed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Two Sentence Horror Stories is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    Two Sentence Horror Stories

    Nicole Kang, Jim Parrack

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Anthology

    Two Sentence Horror Stories (CW Seed, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    The Passage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    The Passage

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Preacher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    Preacher

    Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Black Comedy, Supernatural

    Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Dark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    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 Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    American Gods is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    American Gods

    Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Drama

    American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    Channel Zero

    Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Anthology, Supernatural, Drama

    Channel Zero (Syfy, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series created by Nick... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Lore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    Lore

    Robert Patrick, Holland Roden

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Anthology

    Lore (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series developed by Aaron... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Into the Dark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    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 Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Mr. Mercedes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    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 Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    iZombie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    iZombie

    Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin

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

    iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 17
    The Purge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    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 Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    Scream is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    Scream

    Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Horror, Mystery, Anthology

    Scream (MTV, 2015) is an American anthology slasher television series developed by Jill... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    The Magicians

    Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy

    The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 20
    Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    Van Helsing

    Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Horror, Drama

    Van Helsing (Syfy, 2016) is an American dark fantasy horror drama television series inspired... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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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 Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    Wolf Creek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    Wolf Creek

    John Jarratt, Aaron Sterns

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Thriller

    Wolf Creek (Stan, 2016) is an Australian horror television series and a spin-off of the movies... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    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 Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    Wynonna Earp

    Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson

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

    Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Tell Me a Story is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Exciting Horror Series in 2019
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    Tell Me a Story

    Billy Magnussen, Kim Cattrall

    Genres (Tv)Psychological thriller, Anthology series

    Tell Me a Story (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American psychological thriller web television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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