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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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251 159
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

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468 247
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

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300 255
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
290 162
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

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413 258
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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253 184
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

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126 69
Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Hannibal Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas

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114 52
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
82 64
Penny Dreadful is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Penny Dreadful Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green

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94 61
Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Bates Motel Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot

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103 112
Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Dark Shadows Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles

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197 234
True Blood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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106 122
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

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92 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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93 81
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

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137 160
Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

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44 18
It is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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64 50
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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111 133
Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Goosebumps R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones

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34 30
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

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142 211
Angel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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127 109
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

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24 7
Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added Ash vs Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo

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77 93
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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119 159
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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42 54
Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Ghost Whisperer Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim

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67 112
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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77 87
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz

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12 10
Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added Channel Zero Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Luisa D'Oliveira

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57 46
Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Sleepy Hollow Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood

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24 33
Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
nathan-wilson added Scream Queens Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billie Lourd

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26 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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51 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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84 119
Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows

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47 65
Rose Red is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Rose Red Emily Deschanel, Nancy Travis, Melanie Lynskey

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38 38
The Originals is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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59 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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86 139
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Charmed Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

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37 74
Fear Itself is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Fear Itself Margherita Donato, Valerie Womack, Marie Zydek

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72 120
Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Hemlock Grove Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron

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44 96
Millennium is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
JamesCushman added Millennium Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn

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60 84
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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34 42
Eerie, Indiana is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Eerie, Indiana Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes

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8 14
Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added Van Helsing Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl

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11 8
The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added The Exorcist Alfonso Herrera, Geena Davis, Ben Daniels

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6 12
Dead of Summer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added Dead of Summer Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Lail, Amber Coney

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113 202
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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74 141
Being Human is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington

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4 12
BrainDead is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horror TV Shows
EvilAsh21 added BrainDead