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The Best New Horror Series of the Last Few Years

Updated May 10, 2021 10.7k votes 5.5k voters 120.7k views44 items

List RulesVote up the best horror TV series that premiered their first season on or after January 1, 2018.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best horror TV shows since 2018. Our list of the highest-rated horror shows of the past four years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the scariest series on television. What is the best new scary TV show? 

Featuring new Netflix horror series, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent horror shows include The Purge, Black SummerThe Outsider, and Creepshow. Them is considered to be one of the scariest shows on TV, while Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor are commonly known as some of the best horror shows to watch. 

Vote up the best new horror shows and feel free to add any new horror series missing from the list. 

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    The Outsider

    Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo
    The Outsider (HBO, 2020) is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by...  more
  • 2
    1,097
    389

    The Haunting

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino
    The Haunting (Netflix, 2018) is an American television anthology series created by Mike...  more
  • 3
    298
    222

    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci
    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by...  more
  • 4
    461
    270

    Castle Rock

    Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland
    Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by...  more
  • 5
    159
    62

    Creepshow

    David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau
    Creepshow (Shudder, 2019) is an American horror anthology television series and a continuation...  more
  • 6
    163
    71

    Locke & Key

    Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup
    Locke & Key (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series based on the comic book...  more
  • 7
    30
    11

    Eli Roth's History of Horror

    Eli Roth, Greg Nicotero
    Eli Roth's History of Horror (BBC Four, 2018) is an American documentary horror television...  more
  • 8
    776
    882

    Santa Clarita Diet

    Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant
    Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco....  more
  • 9
    100
    61

    The Twilight Zone

    Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele
    The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series...  more
  • 10
    99
    82

    Black Summer

    Jaime King
    Black Summer (Netflix, 2019) is an American television zombie apocalypse drama series, created...  more
  • 11
    25
    5

    Sweet Home

    Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook
    Sweet Home (Netflix, 2020) is a South Korean horror, thriller drama based on the webtoon of...  more
  • 12
    522
    621

    American Gods

    Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle
    American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and...  more
  • 13
    144
    166

    The Terror

    Derek Mio, George Takei

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    The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an American horror drama anthology television series developed by...  more
  • 14
    17
    8

    Truth Seekers

    Nick Frost, Hiten Patel
    Truth Seekers (Amazon Video, 2020) is a British paranormal comedy television series. It...  more
  • 15
    106
    96

    Dracula

    Claes Bang, John Heffernan
    Dracula (Netflix, BBC One, 2019) is a British-American horror-fantasy television limited...  more
  • 16
    15
    2

    The Haunting of Hill House

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino
    The Haunting of Hill House is the first season of the Netflix supernatural anthology...  more
  • 17
    168
    206

    The Purge

    Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons
    The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise....  more
  • 18
    43
    61

    Swamp Thing

    Andy Bean, Derek Mears
    Swamp Thing (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero horror drama web television series...  more
  • 19
    17
    12

    The Stand

    Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden
    The Stand (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American apocalyptic horror drama television...  more
  • 20
    11
    5

    The Haunting of Bly Manor

    Victoria Pedretti, Tahirah Sharif
    The Haunting of Bly Manor is the second season of the Netflix supernatural anthology...  more
  • 21
    77
    94

    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler
    Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A...  more
  • 22
    230
    346

    Mr. Mercedes

    Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway
    Mr. Mercedes (Audience, 2017) is an American mystery thriller television series developed by...  more
  • 23
    5
    8

    50 States of Fright

    Taissa Farmiga, Lulu Wilson
    50 States of Fright (Quibi, 2020) is a short drama horror television series executive produced...  more
  • 24
    50
    62

    Haunted

    Jason Hawkins, Victoria Hogan
    Haunted (Netflix, 2018) is an American paranormal documentary anthology television series....  more
  • 25
    2
    1

    Them

    Deborah Ayorinde, Ashley Thomas
    Them (Amazon Video, 2021) is an American horror drama anthology series created by Little...  more