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The Scariest TV Shows In 2019

Updated January 10, 2020 3.8k votes 434 voters 12.3k views28 items

List RulesThe television series airing new episodes during the 2019 calendar year that scared you the most.

UPDATED: Check out The Scariest TV Shows of 2020!

As any good thriller fan knows, sometimes the scariest shows can also be the most fun. Now, before you set out to cast your vote for the scariest TV series of 2019, keep in mind that you don't necessarily have to go for the most shamelessly gory for scary shows. Some of the scariest and most exciting horror series keep your nerves on edge with just psychological terror. Don't worry, no one is going to leap forth and judge you if you decide to vote for a show that could be technically classified as "mildly creepy" by gatekeeper horror buffs but has you watching from between your fingers. Scary is scary and what is really terrifying is that this list will let the votes crown the creepiest! Here you'll find a list of candidates for the best, scariest show with episodes airing in 2019.  

From all-out creep fests full of maurading monsters to the nostalgia-fueled fun of Stranger Things, you'll find something here for those of every scare level. So whether it's embarrassingly easy to unnerve you or whether you say "the bloodier the better," come on in and cast your vote for the best, scariest shows of 2019. Then see what scary shows are on the air in 2020.

 

 

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  • 1
    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 2
    Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    79

    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 3
    A Haunting is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    82

    A Haunting

    Anthony D. Call, Mark Joy

    Genres (Tv)Docudrama, Anthology series, Paranormal television, Documentary

    A Haunting is a 2005 American paranormal anthology television series that depicts eyewitness... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 4
    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest TV Shows 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
  • 6
    The Terror is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest TV Shows 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
    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    The Purge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest TV Shows 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
  • 9
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Slasher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    58

    Slasher

    Katie McGrath, Brandon Jay McLaren

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Thriller

    Slasher (Chiller, 2016) is a Canadian television horror anthology series created by Aaron... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    Lore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    61

    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
  • 12
    Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Suspense, Drama

    Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Tell Me a Story is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest TV Shows 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
  • 14
    The Birch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    11

    The Birch

    James Scorzelli, Peter James DeLuca

    Genres (Tv)Horror

    The Birch (Facebook Watch, 2019) is an American horror television series based on the short... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Genres (Tv)Medieval fantasy, Drama, Adventure film, Epic, Action

    Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    True Detective is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    True Detective

    Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

    True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 17
    Into the Dark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest TV Shows 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
  • 18
    Two Sentence Horror Stories is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    25

    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
  • 19
    The Order is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    The Order

    Jake Manley, Sarah Grey

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Supernatural

    The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 20
    Legacies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    Legacies

    Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Adventure, Supernatural drama

    Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    Castlevania

    Richard Armitage, James Callis
    Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    Gotham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    Gotham

    Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Action, Police procedural

    Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    Riverdale

    KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery

    Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 24
    iZombie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest TV Shows 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
  • 25
    The ABC Murders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
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    The ABC Murders

    John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot, with Rupert Grint

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Drama, Thriller

    The ABC Murders (BBC One, 2018) is a British television serial based on Agatha Christie's... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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