Graveyard Shift 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.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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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259 160
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
JamesCushman added The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

3
474 251
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

4
304 257
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

5
297 162
The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

6
419 259
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

7
257 186
Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Tales from the Crypt John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer

8
136 69
Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Hannibal Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

9
127 54
Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Stranger Things Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard

10
87 65
Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Penny Dreadful Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green

11
103 62
Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Bates Motel Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

12
104 114
Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Dark Shadows Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles

13
201 236
True Blood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

14
108 124
Kolchak: The Night Stalker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage

15
98 77
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams

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96 82
Are You Afraid of the Dark? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

17
141 160
Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

18
46 21
It is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

19
67 51
The Strain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Strain Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand

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28 8
Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added Ash vs Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo

21
37 32
Scream: The TV Series is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
nathan-wilson added Scream the TV series Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna

22
114 133
Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Goosebumps R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones

23
129 110
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe

24
143 213
Angel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

25
78 94
The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Outer Limits Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual

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122 160
Masters of Horror is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Masters of Horror Jessica Lowndes, Holly Marie Combs, Bree Turner

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16 10
Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added Channel Zero Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Luisa D'Oliveira

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70 113
Friday the 13th: The Series is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Friday the 13th: The Series Colm Feore, Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins

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44 56
Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Ghost Whisperer Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim

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59 48
Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Sleepy Hollow Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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28 35
Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
nathan-wilson added Scream Queens Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billie Lourd

32
78 90
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

33
29 14
The Stand is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Stand Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan

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54 61
The Shining is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Shining Rebecca De Mornay, Elliott Gould, Melvin Van Peebles

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40 38
The Originals is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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84 121
Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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49 66
Rose Red is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Rose Red Emily Deschanel, Nancy Travis, Melanie Lynskey

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62 88
Storm of the Century is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Storm of the Century Stephen King, Spencer Breslin, Colm Feore

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16 8
The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added The Exorcist Alfonso Herrera, Geena Davis, Ben Daniels

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89 139
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Charmed Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

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36 42
Eerie, Indiana is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Eerie, Indiana Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes

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37 76
Fear Itself is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Fear Itself Margherita Donato, Valerie Womack, Marie Zydek

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74 123
Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Hemlock Grove Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron

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63 85
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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8 12
Dead of Summer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added Dead of Summer Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Lail, Amber Coney

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9 15
Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added Van Helsing Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl

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45 97
Millennium is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
JamesCushman added Millennium Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn

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6 13
BrainDead is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added BrainDead

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115 202
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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13 16
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Don Messick