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The Scariest TV Shows In 2019  

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

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. 

 

 

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters
American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more
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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear
Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more
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A Haunting is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Anthony D. Call, Mark Joy, Lorraine Warren
A Haunting is a 2005 American paranormal anthology television series that depicts eyewitness accounts of possession, exorcism, and ghostly encounters. The show originally aired from October 28, ...more
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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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The Terror is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Derek Mio, George Takei, Jared Harris
The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an anthology television series created by David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, based on the novel by Dan Simmons. The first season follows a crew of a Royal Naval expedition ...more
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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons, Lee Tergesen
The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise. Set in an altered United States, several unrelated people discover how far they will go to survive a ...more
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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies
The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more
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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy
Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more
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Slasher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Katie McGrath, Brandon Jay McLaren, Steve Byers
Slasher (Chiller, 2016) is a Canadian television horror anthology series created by Aaron Martin. A young woman (Katie McGrath) returns to the small town where her parents were murdered, only to ...more
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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson
Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more
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Lore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Robert Patrick, Holland Roden, Colm Feore
Lore (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series developed by Aaron Mahnke, who created the Lore podcast. The show combines documentary footage and cinematic scenes to ...more
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Two Sentence Horror Stories is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Nicole Kang, Jim Parrack, Aleyse Shannon
Two Sentence Horror Stories (CW Seed, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series. The themes tap into universal primal fears, filtered through the anxieties of the most connected ...more
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The Birch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
James Scorzelli, Peter James DeLuca
The Birch (Facebook Watch, 2019) is an American horror television series based on the short film of the same name. A teenager seeks out the help of a monster who lives in the woods.
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Into the Dark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau
Into the Dark (Hulu, 2018) is an American horror anthology web television series. Each episode of the series is inspired by a holiday from the month in which it is released.
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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan
True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences.
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Tell Me a Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Billy Magnussen, Kim Cattrall, Danielle Campbell
Tell Me a Story (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American psychological thriller web television series created by Kevin Williamson, based on the Mexican television series Érase una vez. The ...more
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The Order is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer
The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. College freshman Jack Morton (Jake Manley) joins a fabled secret society and is ...more
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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke
Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more
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Legacies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Kaylee Bryant
Legacies (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Julie Plec, and a spinoff of The Originals. Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a tribrid daughter of a ...more
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Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish
Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the 1989 video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Konami. The series follows Trevor Belmont ...more
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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes
Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more
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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli
iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more
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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz
Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's (Ben ...more
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The ABC Murders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest TV Shows In 2019
John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot, with Rupert Grint, Andrew Buchan
The ABC Murders (BBC One, 2018) is a British television serial based on Agatha Christie's novel of the same name. Hercule Poirot (John Malkovich), receives a mysterious letter, signed ...more