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The Best New Horror TV Shows of the Last Few Years

Updated January 14, 2021 0 votes 5.3k voters 117.9k views37 items

List RulesVote up the best horror series that premiered their first season 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 Haunting1
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    The Haunting

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Premiered2018

    The Haunting (Netflix, 2018) is an American television anthology series created by Mike... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Castle Rock2
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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
  • Santa Clarita Diet3
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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
  • American Gods4
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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
  • The Outsider5
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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
  • Locke & Key6
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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
  • Creepshow7
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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
  • Dark8
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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
  • The Twilight Zone9
    80
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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
  • Dracula10
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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
  • Black Summer11
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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
  • Eli Roth's History of Horror12
    12
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    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
  • The Terror13
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    The Terror

    Derek Mio, George Takei

    Premiered2018

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    The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an American horror drama anthology television series developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Haunted14
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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
  • Lore15
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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
  • Love, Death & Robots16
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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
  • The Purge17
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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
  • The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs18
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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
  • Truth Seekers19
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    Truth Seekers

    Nick Frost, Hiten Patel

    Premiered2020

    Truth Seekers (Amazon Video, 2020) is a British paranormal comedy television series. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Mr. Mercedes20
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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
  • 30 Coins21
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    30 Coins

    Eduard Fernández, Megan Montaner

    Premiered2020

    30 Coins (HBO, 2020) is a Spanish drama horror fantasy created by Jorge Guerricaechevarría and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Creeped Out22
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    Creeped Out

    Daniel Ryan, Jennifer James

    Premiered2017

    Creeped Out (CBBC, 2017) is a British-Canadian anthology horror television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Helstrom23
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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
  • Castlevania24
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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
  • The Stand25
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    The Stand

    Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden

    Premiered2020

    The Stand (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American apocalyptic horror drama television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button