Best Horror TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Horror TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, stylized and captivating. Plot: supernatural, danger, family relations, deadly, supernatural power, murder, blood, death, friendship and rivalry. Genre: Horror, Drama and Thriller. Country: USA, Canada and UK.
Best Horror TV shows
Best Horror TV shows
TOP TV shows: The Walking Dead (2010), Stranger Things (2016), American Horror Story (2011), The Walking Dead: Red Machete (2017), The Originals (2013), The Vampire Diaries (2009), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), Legacies (2018), Santa Clarita Diet (2017), The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Supernatural (2005), Bates Motel (2013), Servant (2019), Dracula (2020), Grimm (2011), What We Do in the Shadows (2019), Fear the Walking Dead (2015), Scream Queens (2015), Salem's Lot (1979), Fear Itself (2008).

List of Best TV shows

The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, plague, danger, supernatural, future dystopia, walking dead, fear, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 825K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural power, monster, supernatural, super powers, friendship, parallel universe, boy, parallel world, missing person, missing child, experiment ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, indiana
Is relevant ?
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, nightmare, evil, mental institution, danger, witch, nun, evil force, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
Is relevant ?
The Walking Dead: Red Machete (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 1 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the path of the red-handled weapon used by Rick Grimes to kill Terminus leader Gareth; from its innocent beginnings on a hardware store shelf at the start of the apocalypse into the hands of various survivors, familiar and new.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, pandemic, survival, walking dead, hopes, plague, leader, killings, post apocalypse, attack, desperation ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 118K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, witch, supernatural romance, immortality, magical, dangerous attraction, rivalry, power struggle, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
Is relevant ?
The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, werewolf, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, high school, vampire human love, immortality, teen romance, youth, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, usa
Is relevant ?
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: dark, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing, satanic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, teenager, half breed, black magic, devil worship, dedication, adventure, high school, school, teenage love, couple relations ...
Time: 2010s
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 19K
Legacies (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In a place where young witches, vampires, and werewolves are nurtured to be their best selves in spite of their worst impulses, Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman, among ...
Style: mysterious, romantic, suspenseful, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, supernatural romance, supernatural power, werewolf, witch, vampire, hybrid, teenage life, teenager, friendship between teens, school, monster ...
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Santa Clarita Diet (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: They're ordinary husband and wife realtors until she undergoes a dramatic change that sends them down a road of death and destruction. In a good way.
Style: absurd, entertaining, humorous, light
Plot: zombie, murder, cannibal, cannibalism, real estate agent, husband wife relationship, flesh eating zombie, bitten by a zombie, family secret, family, real estate, realtor ...
Place: california
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The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 572 min.
TV show
Story: The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
Style: enigmatic, scary, emotional, surreal, non-linear ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, sibling relationship, supernatural ability, mysterious past, supernatural power, family in danger, supernatural, uncover truth, supernatural horror, addiction ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 393K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, monster, supernatural ability, ghost, demon, supernatural power, angel, deadly creature, brother brother relationship, evil, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s, year 1958 ...
Place: usa, arizona
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 97K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mother son relationship, mental disorder, obsession, serial killer, family problems, murder, small town, overbearing mother, dysfunctional family, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 20K
Servant (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A Philadelphia couple are in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: psychological trauma, nanny, child, uncover truth, bereavement, parents and children, married couple, religious fanatic, strange person, tv host, chef, mysticism
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2020s
Place: philadelphia, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 42K
Dracula (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Transylvania, 1897. The blood-drinking Count Dracula is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, bleak, brutal, bloody
Plot: vampire, dracula, vampire human love, nun, immortality, undead, vampire hunter, convent, based on a novel, male female relationship, captive, studying ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, contemporary, 1890s
Place: transylvania
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 109K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, monster, police detective, werewolf, life turned upside down, transformation, partners against crime, police investigation, good versus evil, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
Is relevant ?
What We Do in the Shadows (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires in Staten Island who have “lived” together for hundreds and hundreds of years.
Style: humorous, light, absurd, bleak
Plot: vampire, supernatural, blood, fantasy world, friends, sex, victim, storytelling, murder, house, orgy, based on movie ...
Place: manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, chaos, plague, family relations, parents and children, survival, life is a bitch, danger, single parent, society ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 35K
Scream Queens (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The super-charged comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast. 
Style: realistic, semi serious, scary, absurd, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, sorority, rich girl, popular girl, college, investigation, college life, blood, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 90s
Place: usa
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 6.8
 21K
Salem's Lot (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, murder, adultery, supernatural, missing person, mysterious character, mystery, danger, curses spells and rituals, curse, writers ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 4K
Fear Itself (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A television series broken down into thirteen separate sixty-minute films from premiere horror writers and directors.
Style: anthology, rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: fear, supernatural, mysterious place, survival, nightmare comes true, monster, danger, murder, deadly, psychopath, haunted by the past, cannibalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 229K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, cannibal, mind game, psychopath, cannibalism, psychiatrist, death, mental patient, crime, special agents, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Masters of Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Masters of Horror is an informal social group of international film writers and directors specializing in horror movies and an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network.
Style: scary, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: insanity, fear, nightmare, murder, ghost, disfigurement, supernatural, evil force, danger, mysterious character, mysterious place, self destructing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 18K
Outcast (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kyle Barnes has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, melancholic
Plot: demon, supernatural, uncover truth, investigation, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, haunted by the past, chaos, clergy, society, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 49K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Style: scary, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, angel, supernatural power, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, save the world, demonic possession, good versus evil, exorcism, rescue, anti hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Friday's Curse (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Friday the 13th: The Series is an American-Canadian horror television series that ran for three seasons, from October 3, 1987 to May 26, 1990 in first-run syndication. The series follows Micki and Ryan, owners of an antiques store, and their ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns
Plot: supernatural, store, curse, reunion, curses spells and rituals, gory, nosy, supernatural ability, crimes, deadly, danger, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 61K
iZombie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. But every brain she eats, she also inherits their memories and must now solve ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, semi serious, cynical, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, zombie, supernatural ability, partners against crime, law enforcement, murder, hidden identity, supernatural, police investigation, morgue, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
Is relevant ?
The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 494 min.
TV show
Story: After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. But all is not as it ...
Style: gothic, scary, enigmatic, emotional, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural horror, ghost, lgbt, afterlife, netflix, supernatural power, supernatural ability, family in danger, nanny, uncover truth, sibling relationship ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 2020s ...
Is relevant ?
Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bruce Campbell reprises his role as Ash Williams, an aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who’s spent the last three decades avoiding maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead. But when a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of ...
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, necronomicon, zombie, demon, heroes, chainsaw, deadly creature, living dead, demon hunter, gory, graphic violence ...
Is relevant ?
 8.9
 202K
Attack on Titan (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A ...
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: giant, life turned upside down, friendship, danger, loss of parent, transformation, friends, survival, attack, army, military, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 13K
In the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: Thousands of dead people have risen from their graves and nearly destroyed Britain. A cure has been found - but can the treated zombies be rehabilitated back into living society?
Style: captivating, atmospheric, bleak, melancholic, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay lead character, zombie, back from the dead, epidemic, small town, suicide, rehabilitation, society, family reunited, supernatural, gay relationship, village ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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