Top 10 Scariest TV Series

The Top Ten
1 The Twilight Zone The Twilight Zone is an American anthology television series created and presented by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964. Each episode presents a stand-alone story in which characters find themselves dealing with often disturbing or unusual events, an experience described... read more

The Twilight Zone is the standard with which all television horror must be judged against. It was filled with cautionary tales and frightening situations.

Before a clown with a balloon, a guy with a saw, and an animatronic bear, there was a narrator that started the horror genre.

Not really that scary, but a masterpiece that gets better with age.

2 The X-Files The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 10, 1993, to May 19, 2002, on Fox.

It's just so good and can be one of the scariest things on TV. I love it to bits, better than Buffy, Supernatural, The Walking Dead, and all that.

The truth is out there - and it just might scare the hell out of you. The X-Files did a great job of being a mystery and a fantastically scary show.

Such an iconic terrifying TV show, not to mention extremely disturbing. Love it.

3 American Horror Story American Horror Story is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a different set of characters and settings, and a storyline with its own "beginning, middle, and end."

Ok, so Murder House was just good, nothing else, but Asylum and Coven have proven that AHS is a show that can shock even the most tame viewers. Asylum truly showed the show's potential off in a fantastically grim and unsettling manner, while Coven has brought back some of the sanity of Murder House while introducing us to some truly interesting characters with some horrible pasts. Amazing!

4 Masters of Horror
5 Tales from the Crypt
6 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a Canadian horror fantasy-themed anthology television series that was on YTV.

It was a show that first ran on Nickelodeon on Saturday nights. It was an anthology show that featured kids telling campfire tales as a framework for short scary stories. It was very much in the vein of Tales from the Crypt or the Twilight Zone, with a 90s, kid-friendly spin - but it still scared the hell out of us here at TV Jab when we were but wee lads.

7 Courage the Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network as part of the network's Cartoon Cartoons block.

If you haven't seen this show as a kid, you might ask why it's on the list.

It doesn't matter this is a kid's cartoon. The list is provided for all shows.

8 Goosebumps Goosebumps is a Canadian-American horror anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's best-selling Goosebumps book series.
9 Millennium

Millennium followed a police consultant, Frank Black, with the skill of peering into a criminal's mind. The first season revolved around the pursuit of serial killers, but Season Two opened the scope up and introduced demonic forces into the mix.

10 The Hitchhiker
The Contenders
11 Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
12 Twin Peaks Twin Peaks is an American mystery horror drama television series created by Mark Frost and David Lynch that premiered on April 8, 1990, on ABC.
13 Thriller
14 MTV's Fear
15 Sightings
16 Carnivale
17 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
18 Dexter Dexter is an American crime drama television series that aired from 2006 to 2013. It is based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay and follows Dexter Morgan, a forensic blood spatter analyst who is also a serial killer. The show delves into moral dilemmas and the complexities of leading... read more
19 Night Gallery
20 Sightings
21 Hannibal
22 True Blood
23 Supernatural This haunting series follows the thrilling yet terrifying journeys of Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers who face an increasingly sinister landscape as they hunt monsters. After losing their mother to a supernatural force, the brothers were raised by their father as soldiers who track mysterious... read more

It's very scary, yet entertaining for adults.

24 The Haunting of Hill House

My parents let me watch it when I was 10, but I didn't watch all of it, and that's probably good.

It's extremely terrifying. Probably the scariest stuff I've ever seen.

25 The Walking Dead The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. Andrew Lincoln plays the show's lead character, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma discovering a world overrun by zombies, commonly referred to as "walkers" . Grimes reunites with his family and becomes the leader of a group he forms with other survivors. Together they struggle to survive and adapt in a post-apocalyptic world filled with walkers and opposing groups of survivors, who are often more dangerous than the walkers themselves. more.
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