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, scary, serious, tense, captivating and suspense. Plot: supernatural, danger, supernatural power, family relations, murder, deadly, imaginary, supernatural ability, blood and good versus evil. Genre: Horror, Drama and Fantasy. Country: USA, Canada and UK.
Best Horror TV shows
Best Horror TV shows
TOP TV Shows: American Horror Story (2011), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), Hannibal (2013), Penny Dreadful (2014), The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Locke & Key (2020), Masters of Horror (2005), The Walking Dead (2010), Fear Itself (2008), Bates Motel (2013), The Originals (2013), Preacher (2016), Witches of East End (2013), Marianne (2019), What We Do in the Shadows (2019), Death Valley (2011), Primal (2019), Being Human (2008), iZombie (2015), Outcast (2016).

List of Best TV Shows

American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, tense, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mental institution, death, ghost, witch, insanity, nightmare, evil, evil force, nun, coven ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
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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, gothic horror, dark fantasy, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, lgbt, supernatural horror, afterlife, ghost, paranormal activity, supernatural power, uncover truth, nanny, supernatural, lake, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s, victorian era, 19th century, 2000s, 2020s
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 248K
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, death, mental patient, psychiatrist, murder, graphic violence, murder investigation, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 120K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, scary, atmospheric, gothic horror ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, witch, victorian england, werewolf, psychotherapy, mysterious character, fear, black magic, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, frankenstein's monster ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, london
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural horror, mysterious past, supernatural ability, family relations, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, family in danger, supernatural, supernatural power, uncover truth ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 74K
Locke & Key (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father's gruesome murder discover their new home's magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense
Audience: teen drama
Plot: supernatural power, magic, supernatural, puzzle, family, small town, family bonds, siblings, good versus evil, murder, demon, father ...
Place: massachusetts
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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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: insanity, fear, nightmare, self destructing, murder, ghost, disfigurement, evil force, supernatural, mysterious place, mysterious character, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, suspenseful, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, walking dead, plague, moral dilemma, graphic violence, vestiges of humanity, pandemic, supernatural ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta, georgia, america
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 6.9
 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: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: fear, supernatural, survival, nightmare comes true, mysterious place, haunted by the past, monster, murder, psychopath, cannibalism, good versus evil, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 105K
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, obsession, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, small town, murder, family problems, serial killer, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 131K
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: tense, exciting, stylized, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, witch, supernatural, supernatural romance, immortality, magical, love and romance, dangerous attraction, rivalry, power struggle, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 73K
Preacher (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A preacher sets out on a mission to make the almighty himself confess his sin of abandoning the world. With his best friend Cassidy, an alcoholic Irish vampire, his love Tulip, a red blooded gun towing Texan, and the power of genesis, an unholy ...
Style: twists and turns, funny, biblical, semi serious, macabre ...
Plot: preacher, supernatural power, heaven and hell, supernatural, vampire, dark humor, angel, dark hero, god, sin, supernatural ability, demon ...
Place: texas
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Witches of East End (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel, "Witches of East End" centers on the adventures of Joanna Beauchamp and her two adult daughters Freya and Ingrid -- both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, immortality, magic, supernatural ability, creature, family secret, siblings relations, family relations, foreknowledge, magical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: long island, new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 14K
Marianne (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Emma, a famous and successful French horror writer, is forced to return to her hometown after the women who haunted her dreams fifteen years ago begin to re-appear. The work she writes is apparently a work of fiction, but how much is fact?
Style: atmospheric, macabre, disturbing, enigmatic, mystical ...
Plot: fantasy becomes reality, evil witch, curse, ocean, childhood trauma, female protagonist, female writer, friendship, childhood memory, family, evil spirit, supernatural ...
Place: france
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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: light, humorous, absurd, bleak, captivating
Plot: vampire, supernatural, supernatural power, fantasy world, supernatural being, friends, social problems, city life, lifestyle, social satire, society, urban setting ...
Place: manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 5K
Death Valley (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A year ago, vampires, werewolves and zombies mysteriously descended upon the streets of California's San Fernando Valley. The Undead Task Force (UTF) was created to combat the emergence of monsters.
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, vampire, werewolf, plague, supernatural, partners, law enforcement, dark humor, encounter, chaos, videotaping, infected ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 10K
Primal (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A caveman forms a bond with a dinosaur as they struggle to survive in a hostile world.
Style: captivating, tense, sincere, disturbing, bloody ...
Plot: caveman, dinosaur, survival, adventure, hunter, hunting, barbarian, violence, fantasy world, eaten alive, violent, unlikely friendships ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 25K
Being Human (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The central premise of Being Human is that various types of supernatural beings exist alongside human beings, with varying degrees of menace; that three of these supernatural beings are opting to live amongst human beings rather than apart from ...
Style: semi serious, scary, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, supernatural power, roommate, friendship, social misfits, misfit, teleportation, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: europe, wales, united kingdom
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 7.8
 66K
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, hidden identity, morgue, supernatural, partners against crime, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 19K
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, uncover truth, supernatural, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, chaos, investigation, haunted by the past, clergy, rivalry, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 117K
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: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, werewolf, police detective, supernatural ability, monster, good versus evil, police investigation, life turned upside down, partners against crime, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
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My Babysitter's a Vampire (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Ethan, Benny and fledgling vampire Sarah battle zombies, demons and the other supernatural beasties that regularly threaten their school.
Style: exciting, scary, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vampire, nanny, friends, superhuman powers, supernatural, good versus evil, partners, teenager, buddies, youth, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
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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, teen drama
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, supernatural romance, vampire human love, werewolf, high school, immortality, dangerous attraction, teen romance, supernatural power, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 1860s ...
Place: virginia, usa
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 6.2
 5K
Ghost Wars (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces, the series focuses on local outcast Roman Mercer who must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he’s to harness his repressed psychic powers and ...
Style: mystical, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: able to see the dead, ghost, spirit, small town, seeing dead people, killings, supernatural, characters in danger, peril, supernatural ability, rescue, supernatural power ...
Is relevant ?
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, cannibalism, cannibal, real estate agent, husband wife relationship, flesh eating zombie, family secret, family, real estate, family relations, realtor ...
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 427K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, monster, supernatural ability, good versus evil, demon, supernatural power, ghost, vampire, angel, creature, death, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, arizona
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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, satanic, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: witchcraft, witch, teenager, black magic, half breed, high school, devil worship, school, dedication, adventure, teenage love, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 5K
Wolf Creek (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series which centers on different characters being targeted by crazed serial killer Mick Taylor in the Australian outback.
Style: slasher, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: maniac, serial killer, outback, australian outback, murder, survival, fear, death, violence, chase, crimes, night ...
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 52K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Crime, 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, supernatural power, angel, curses spells and rituals, save the world, demonic possession, supernatural, rescue, exorcism, possession, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 5K
Master's Sun (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 62 min.
TV show
Story: Joo Joong-won is the arrogant, greedy CEO of Kingdom, a conglomerate that includes a supermall and a hotel. "Ghost whisperer” Tae Gong-shil, is a misunderstood outcast who can't keep a boyfriend or a job since a near death experience ...
Style: emotional, captivating, semi serious, romantic, suspenseful
Plot: rich man poor woman, psychological trauma, ghost, romance, medium, opposites attract, obsession, supernatural, justice, paranormal investigation, memory loss, man-woman relation ...
Place: korea
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