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The Best Horror TV Shows  

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The very best horror shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest horror shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular horror TV shows have been a staple of television for years because people like to be afraid. It's the ultimate escapism. It truly makes you feel alive. What do you think is the most entertaining horror show of all time. Don't (DON'T, YOU GUYS) let your favorite horror television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of horror television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.The list you're viewing contains shows like Supernatural and The Walking Dead, along with other great horror TV series of the decade.This list answers the questions, "What is the best horror show of all time?" and "What are the greatest horror shows?" Heck, what are some good horror shows?

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Tales from the Darkside ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Paul Sparer
Tales from the Darkside is an American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it debuted in 1984. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, ...more

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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles
Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The series became hugely popular when vampire ...more

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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added The Exorcist Alfonso Herrera, Geena Davis, Ben Daniels
The Exorcist (Fox, 2016) is portrayed as a sequel to the 1973 film of the same name

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Rose Red is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Emily Deschanel, Nancy Travis, Melanie Lynskey
Rose Red is a television miniseries scripted by horror novelist Stephen King. The series was premiered in the United States on ABC on January 27, 2002. The story involves a haunted Seattle ...more
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more

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The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas
The Haunting (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 Hill House, ...more

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Friday the 13th: The Ser... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Colm Feore, Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins
Friday the 13th: The Series is an American-Canadian horror television series that ran for three seasons, from October 3, 1987 to May 26, 1990 in first-run syndication. The series follows Micki ...more

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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
nathan-wilson added Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billie Lourd
Scream Queens (Fox, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. The semi-anthology series centers on characters being terrorized ...more

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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood
Sleepy Hollow is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on Fox on September 16, 2013, that aired on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET. The series is considered a "modern-day ...more

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Rebecca De Mornay, Elliott Gould, Melvin Van Peebles
The Shining is a three-part television miniseries based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. Directed by Mick Garris from King's teleplay, the series was first aired in 1997.

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Scream is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
nathan-wilson added Scream the TV series Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna
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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Masters of Horror is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Jessica Lowndes, Holly Marie Combs, Bree Turner
Masters of Horror is an American anthology style television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network.

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Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Famke Janssen, Bill SkarsgÄrd, Landon Liboiron
Hemlock Grove is an American Netflix original horror thriller television series. Executive produced by Eli Roth, developed by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, and a production of Gaumont ...more

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more

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Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim
Ghost Whisperer is an American television supernatural drama, which ran on CBS from September 23, 2005, to May 21, 2010. The series follows the life of Melinda Gordon, who has the ability to see ...more

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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause
Charmed is an American television series created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner. The ...more

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Storm of the Century is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Stephen King, Spencer Breslin, Colm Feore
Storm of the Century, alternatively known as Stephen King's Storm of the Century, is a 1999 horror TV miniseries written by Stephen King and directed by Craig R. Baxley. Unlike many other King ...more

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Fear Itself is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Margherita Donato, Valerie Womack, Marie Zydek
Fear Itself was a horror/suspense anthology television series shot in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with some additional shooting in the city of St. Albert and the town of Devon, ...more
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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more

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Nightmares and Dreamscap... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
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American Gothic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco
American Gothic is an American horror series created by Shaun Cassidy and executive producer Sam Raimi. The show first aired on CBS on September 22, 1995, and was cancelled after a single season ...more

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Eerie, Indiana is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes
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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Millennium is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
JamesCushman added Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn
Millennium is an American television series created by Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files, that aired on the Fox Network between 1996 and 1999. The series follows the investigations of ex-FBI ...more

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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner
Being Human (BBC Three, 2008) is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse for broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare ...more

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