What are the best horror TV shows?

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    #1The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    The Exorcist is an American Horror Anthology TV Show that is based on the famous movie directed by William Friedkin and the book written by William Peter Blatty. The series focuses on the beginning of the process by two different priests that must face a case of demonic possession.

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    Kevin Stone
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I love watching TV shows and am always looking for the next best thing. I'm particularly interested in the best horror TV shows. I recently stumbled upon the show "The Exorcist" and was completely blown away. Everything about the show is great, based on the famous movie and book, the series focuses on the beginning of the process. I would totally give this show two thumbs up."
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    #2Channel Zero

    Channel Zero

    Channel Zero is a Horror Anthology TV series with self-contained seasons of 6 episodes that explains a history. The first season is based on the creepypasta story Candle Cove, in which a group of children recall a children TV Show that was never broadcasted on TV.

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    Ann Phillips
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "This show is very capturing of attention. "
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    #3Bates Motel

    Bates Motel

    Bates Motel is a Horror TV series based on the Psycho characters. The TV show is a prequel of the famous movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock that shows the life of Norman Bates and his mother, Norma before the events shown in the movie.


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    Frank Phillips
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Bates Motel is a great horror show picking up from Psycho, a real classic. It is a prequel for the characters from the movie. Overall a great watch!"
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    #4American Horror Story

    American Horror Story

    American Horror Story is a seasonal anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, and a sinister farmhouse.

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    Kevin Qiu
    Written on September 30, 2017
    "AHS is probably one of my most amusing, not even guilty pleasure, pleasures. Kathy Bates has always been one of those perfect for a role actresses, but in every season, she just blows me away. Heck, even Lady Gaga killed it (a bit literally, wink wink, nudge nudge) here. Some genuinely terrifying moments, and the sort of stuff that'll make your skin crawl when you're walking alone at night. "
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    #5Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful is an American-British TV series created by John Logan for Showtime. It features classic horror literary figures like Dorian Gray, Dracula, Van Helsing, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The series stars Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, and Eva Green. 

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    Song Hue
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "An excellent set to commemorate and rewatch the entire british TV series, Penny Dreadful, I am quite pleased with the production values that went into this package. Aside from the overall aesthetics, the show's quality is admired for it's mysterious and haunting demeanor, with characters taken from the classics of yore, dealing with werewolves, Helsing, Jekkyl and Hyde and more. The atmosphere is magical and poetic, with a story that is deep and enigmatic."
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    #6The Walking Dead

    The Walking Dead
    The Walking Dead is a TV show based on the Robert Kirkman comic book that follows what happens after a zombie apocalypse and how people is trying to survive among the undead and the problems of surviving 


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    Rosa Rico
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "I am a huge fan of this show. The Walking Dead is just as good as the comic that it is based on. The show tells the story of two sets of characters that intersect at different intervals. It is zombie gore at its finest! The plots and story lines are intricate and there is even a spin-off that is called Fear the Walking Dead. This is one TV show that you don't want to miss!"
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    #7Supernatural

    Supernatural

    Supernatural is a fantasy, suspense, horror, action and drama TV show. It was released in The CW in the year 2006. It starred Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. It follow the story of two brothers trying to find their father as they eliminate every evil thing which is their family business.

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    Leonardo Flores
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "One of the best on TV. I can't get enough! Binged an entire season in one night!"
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    #8The Strain

    The Strain

    The Strain is a TV show based on on the book by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, who are the creators of the show too. It is about a strange plague that is linked to an ancient evil source of vampirism that menaces to end all life.

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    Kathy Russell
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "The Strain looks like it is a great show, when you combine the mind of Guillermo del Toro and anything having to do with vampires it's bound to be a great show. It is on it's fourth season, so anyone wanting to get into the show can happily binge watch. "
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    #9Z Nation

    Z Nation

    Z Nation is a dramatic comedy television series that stars Russell Hodgkinson, Nat Zang, and Keith Allan. It was created by Craig Engler and Karl Schaefer and premiered on September 12, 2014, in the United States of America.

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    #10Tales from the Crypt

    Tales from the Crypt
    Tales from the Crypt was an Anthology TV series that was aired on HBO from 1989 to 1996. It is based on the episodic comic books of the same title and other related to published by EC Comics. The series depicted adult content like nudity, graphic violence and blood with self-contained episodes.


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    Gerald Wilson
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Tales from the Crypt aired from 1989-1996. HBO paired with major directors to adapt the infamously gruesome horror stories of legendary 1950s publisher EC Comics. It is certainly one of the top shows to add to your collection. Other choices include Twin Peaks, The Twilight Zone, The X Files, and the current popular American Horror Stories"
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    #11Tales from da Hood

    Tales from da Hood

    The movie is composed by four different horror stories that Mr. Simms, a scary mortician portrayed by popular actor Clarence Williams III, tells to a drug dealer and his friends. 

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    Adam Elliott
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "Overall, this show is very entertaining and suspenseful at the same time. It should be added to any creepy collection because its definitely a classic."
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    #12Immortal (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3, #9)

    Immortal (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3, #9)

    Immortal (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3, #9) is a paranormal fiction written by Christopher Golden and Nancy Holder. First published in 1999 by Simon Pulse, it is an official novelization of the tv series created by Joss Whedon.

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    Adam Jones
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I am a big horror movie fan and wanted to add some more of that genre to my TV viewing collection. Buffy the Vampire Slayer seemed like a good place to start. Unfortunately for me this was a novelization of the TV show so not an actual show. Good read nonetheless but not what I thought I was purchasing originally. But if the show is anything like the book I'm sure I will enjoy it."
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    #13The Returned

    The Returned

    The Returned is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Carlton Cuse as an adaptation of the 2012 French series Les Revenants, which was broadcast internationally as The Returned. The American adapted series follows residents in a small town whose lives are disrupted when people who have been dead for many years begin reappearing. 

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    Robert Tucker
    Written on September 25, 2017
    "If you are into for a TV shows you might enjoy the return. It focuses on a small town where people that of been dead for years start to return. In my opinion, it started out with a lot of potential but went nowhere. The story was very slow and boring. If you have nothing else to do it’s worth a watch, but definitely not something your mess if you don’t see."

Summary

Best What are the best horror TV shows
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Exorcist TV Shows 13 Paid
2Channel ZeroTV Shows 12 Paid
3Bates MotelTV Shows 10 Paid
4American Horror StoryTV Shows 9 Paid
5Penny DreadfulTV Shows 6 Paid
6The Walking DeadTV Shows 4 Paid
7SupernaturalTV Shows 2 Paid
8The StrainTV Shows 0 Paid
9Z NationTV Shows 0 Paid
10Tales from the CryptTV Shows 0 Paid
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