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The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years

Updated October 20, 2020 10.6k votes 5.3k voters 116.9k views30 items

List RulesOnly shows that premiered Season 1 on or after January 1, 2017.

With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best horror TV shows since 2017. 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 The PurgeCastlevaniaThe Outsider, and Creepshow. Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House is considered to be one of the scariest shows on TV, while Hulu's Castle Rock is commonly known as the horror show to watch since its premier 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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    The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    The Haunting

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Premiered2018

    The Haunting (Netflix) is an American television anthology series created by Mike Flanagan and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Castle Rock

    Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland

    Premiered2018

    Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 3
    Santa Clarita Diet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Santa Clarita Diet

    Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant

    Premiered2017

    Santa Clarita Diet (Netfklix, 2017) is an American comedy series created by Victor Fresco.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Outsider is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    The Outsider

    Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo

    Premiered2020

    The Outsider (HBO, 2020) is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    American Gods is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    American Gods

    Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle

    Premiered2017

    American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 6
    Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Creepshow

    David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau

    Premiered2019

    Creepshow (Shudder, 2019) is an American horror anthology television series and a continuation... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Locke & Key is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Locke & Key

    Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup

    Premiered2020

    Locke & Key (Netflix, 2020) is an American drama television series based on the comic book... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Dark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci

    Premiered2017

    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    The Twilight Zone

    Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele

    Premiered2019

    The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Dracula is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Dracula

    Claes Bang, John Heffernan

    Premiered2019

    Dracula (Netflix, BBC One, 2019) is a British-American horror-fantasy television limited... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    Black Summer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Black Summer

    Jaime King

    Premiered2019

    Black Summer (Netflix, 2019) is an American television zombie apocalypse drama series, created... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    The Terror is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    The Terror

    Derek Mio, George Takei

    Premiered2018

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  • 13
    Haunted is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Haunted

    Jason Hawkins, Victoria Hogan

    Premiered2019

    Haunted (Netflix, 2018) is an American paranormal documentary anthology television series.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Love, Death & Robots is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler

    Premiered2019

    Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Eli Roth's History of Horror is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    1

    Eli Roth's History of Horror

    Eli Roth, Greg Nicotero

    Premiered2018

    Eli Roth's History of Horror (BBC Four, 2018) is an American documentary horror television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    Mr. Mercedes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Mr. Mercedes

    Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway

    Premiered2017

    Mr. Mercedes (Audience, 2017) is an American mystery thriller television series developed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 17
    50 States of Fright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    50 States of Fright

    Taissa Farmiga, Lulu Wilson

    Premiered2020

    50 States of Fright (Quibi, 2020) is a short drama horror television series executive produced... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Lore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Lore

    Robert Patrick, Holland Roden

    Premiered2017

    Lore (Amazon Video, 2017) is an American horror anthology television series developed by Aaron... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Castlevania

    Richard Armitage, James Callis

    Premiered2017

    Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Purge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    The Purge

    Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons

    Premiered2018

    The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs

    Joe Bob Briggs, Diana Prince XO

    Premiered2018

    The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs (Shudder, 2018) is an American horror variety television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Room 104 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Room 104

    James Van Der Beek, Clark Duke

    Premiered2017

    Room 104 (HBO, 2017) is an American television anthology series created by Jay and Mark... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Helstrom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Helstrom

    Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon

    Premiered2020

    Helstrom (Hulu, 2020) is an American supernatural action television series, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    V-Wars is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    V-Wars

    Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes

    Premiered2019

    V-Wars (Netflix, 2019) is a drama web television series based on the anthology. Dr. Luther... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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    Kingdom

    Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona

    Premiered2019

    Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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