Graveyard Shift The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years  

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List Rules Only shows that premiered Season 1 on or after January 1, 2015.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best horror TV shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated horror shows of the past three 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 shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent horror shows include PreacherStranger ThingsThe Exorcist, and Fear the Walking Dead. Syfy's Channel Zero is considered to be one of the scariest shows on TV, while Showtime's revival Twin Peaks is commonly known as the horror show to watch now in 2018. 

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

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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 Haunting of Hill House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas
The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. The story of five siblings who ...more
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Channel Zero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Paul Schneider, Fiona Shaw, Luisa D'Oliveira
Channel Zero (Syfy, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series created by Nick Antosca, who serves as writer, showrunner, and executive producer. Storylines for the series are based ...more
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Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
MeganRC added Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Jane Levy
Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by J. J. Abrams. Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes ...more
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Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Ricardo Chavira
Santa Clarita Diet (2017) Netflix original comedy series created by Victor Fresco. Married couple Sheila and Joel (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) are real estate agents in Santa Clarita, ...more
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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga
Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more
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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
MrGr8 added Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning
American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. After being released from prison, Shadow Moon (Ricky ...more
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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro
Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more
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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane
This show is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. A dysfunctional, blended family must reinvent themselves by learning new ...more
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Scream is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna
Scream (MTV, 2015) is an American anthology slasher television series developed by Jill Blotevogel, Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, based on the film series. After a cyber-bullying incident serves ...more
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Dark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel
Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden brings light ...more
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The Passage is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Vincent Piazza
The Passage (Fox, 2019) is an American drama television series developed by Liz Heldens, based on the novels by Justin Cronin. When a botched U.S. government experiment turns a group of death ...more
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Lore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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 Terror is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Into the Dark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Mr. Mercedes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
MrGr8 added Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Justine Lupe
Mr. Mercedes (Audience, 2017) is an American mystery thriller television series developed by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Stephen King. Still haunted by the unsolved case of "Mr. ...more
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Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
mnscott1974 added Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch
Z Nation (Syfy, 2014) is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television series created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler. Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the ...more
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NOS4A2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto, Olafur Darri Olafsson
NOS4A2 (AMC, 2019) is an American supernatural horror drama television series created by Jami O'Brien, based on the novel by Joe Hill.After discovering a supernatural ability to unlock portals, ...more
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Tell Me a Story is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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Wolf Creek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Psy-Ko Smiley added Wolf Creek John Jarratt, Aaron Sterns, Eddie White
Wolf Creek (Stan, 2016) is an Australian horror television series and a spin-off of the movies Wolf Creek and Wolf Creek 2. Each season follows a different lead or situation that is encountered ...more
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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl
Van Helsing (Syfy, 2016) is an American dark fantasy horror drama television series inspired by Zenescope Entertainment's graphic novel series Helsing. Vanessa "Van" Helsing (Kelly ...more
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Wynonna Earp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon
Wynonna Earp (Syfy, 2016) is a Canadian-American supernatural Western horror television series created by Emily Andras, based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. With her unique abilities, ...more