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The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids 

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Updated June 14, 2019 764 votes 184 voters 10.1k views 21 items

Most of the  horror shows on television are aimed at an adult audience, but not all. The last years younger viewers  have been able to get their horror fix from shows like Eerie IndianaGoing Round the Twist, and Are You Afraid of the Dark


Which ones did scare you the most as a kid? Vote up the best horror shows for kids below. 

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Are You Afraid of the Da... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull & Jodie Resther (Nickelodeon)
Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a Canadian horror fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel, and was picked up by Nickelodeon in ...more
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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short & Cody Jones (Jetix)
Goosebumps is a Canadian horror fantasy anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children's series in the ...more
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Courage the Cowardly Dog... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring Thea White, Marty Grabstein & Simon Prebble (Cartoon Network)
Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network, and the ninth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more
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Scooby-Doo, Where Are Yo... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring Don Messick, Casey Kasem & Nicole Jaffe (Cartoon Network)
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! is the first incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo. Created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, it premiered on CBS ...more
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Eerie, Indiana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow & Mary-Margaret Humes (NBC)
Eerie, Indiana is an American television series that originally aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993. The series was created by José Rivera and Karl Schaefer, with Joe Dante serving as creative ...more
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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court & Tabitha St. Germain (Fox Kids)
Beetlejuice is an American-Canadian animated television series which ran from September 9, 1989 to October 26, 1991 on ABC and, on Fox from September 9, 1991 to December 6, 1991. Loosely based ...more
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Tales from the Cryptkeep... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring John Kassir, Elizabeth Hanna & David Hemblen (CBS)
Tales from the Cryptkeeper is an animated series aimed at children made by Nelvana Limited, PeaceArch Entertainment, kaBOOM! Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Animation. It was shown on ...more
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The Grim Adventures of B... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz & Grey Griffin (Cartoon Network)
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, and the fourteenth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more
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The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier & Frank Welker (American Broadcasting Company)
The Real Ghostbusters is an American animated television series, a spinoff of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. The series ran from 1986 to 1991, and was produced by Columbia Pictures Television, DiC ...more
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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith & Miguel Ferrer (HBO)
Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989, to July 19, 1996, on the premium cable channel ...more
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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring Carol Channing, John Astin & Jim Cummings (Cartoon Network)
The Addams Family is an American animated series based on the eponymous comic strip characters. It is the second animated series to feature the characters. It ran from September 12, 1992 to ...more
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The Nightmare Room is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring R. L. Stine (The WB 100+ Station Group)
The Nightmare Room is an American children's anthology horror series that aired on Kids' WB. The series was based on the short-lived book series The Nightmare Room children's books created by ...more
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Grizzly Tales for Grueso... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids is a series of books by Jamie Rix and a TV series produced for ITV. The original TV series was based on the award winning collections of cautionary tales by Jamie ...more
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Truth or Scare is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring Michelle Trachtenberg (Discovery Kids)
Truth or Scare is a television series on the Discovery Kids network. The show aired from October 25, 2001 to January 1, 2003. Each episode was 30 minutes long with commercials. It was hosted by ...more
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Spooksville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
LandonCBarden added Spooksville Starring Morgan Taylor Campbell and Katie Douglas (Hub Network)
Spooksville is an action/adventure live action TV series that premiered on the Hub Network on October 26, 2013. The show is based on the book series of the same name. The show is produced by ...more
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Moville Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
YoungLady added Moville Mysteries

Featuring the voice of Emmy-nominated Frankie Muniz (“Malcolm in the Middle”), Moville Mysteries is a comic cornucopia of twisted tales, eerie encounters and irreverent humour. In every shadowy nook and cranny of Ouigee Falls lurk the unknown, the unsolved, and the utterly unexplainable. In Ouigee Falls, nothing is as normal as it appears and it pays to listen to the advice of the show’s narrator, Mosley Moville. Mo likes to tell impressionable viewers to keep their eyes peeled, hang for a little while… and never let them smell your fear.

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Freaky Stories is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring Stephanie Morgenstern, Susan Roman & Juan Chioran (Vrak.TV)
Freaky Stories is a Canadian television series, which was originally broadcast by YTV in English and Canal Famille in French. It is an animated show about urban legends hosted by two animatronic ...more
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Deadtime Stories is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Deadtime Stories is an American anthology horror-fantasy series that aired from November 2, 2012 to December 5, 2013 on Nickelodeon. The series stars Jennifer Stone as "The Babysitter" ...more
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Mystery Hunters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
YoungLady added Starring David Acer and Christina Broccolini (YTV)
Mystery Hunters is a Canadian Documentary television series aimed at a young audience. It aired on YTV in Canada and on Discovery Kids in the United States. It was also dubbed in Japanese and ...more
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Round the Twist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
Starring Mark Mitchell, Esben Storm & Rian McLean (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Round the Twist is a Logie Award-winning Australian children's television series about three children and their father who live in a lighthouse and become involved in many bizarre magical
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A Series of Unfortunate ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Horror TV Shows for Kids
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, Netflix) is a black comedy-drama TV series based on the children's novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket (author Daniel Handler). The Baudelaire ...more