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Top 10 Horror TV Shows

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Not all people possess the heart and soul to watch horror content at any time of the day. However, there is a small population on our planet that craves these things. People watch horror shows and movies to experience the thrills and terrors in them. There are a lot of people who easily get scared by even small actions. But they watch the horror contents at any chance they get. We know that it is impossible to figure out this strange connection between these masses and the horror elements. But there is no doubt that the horror genre has been one of the most prominent genres in any film or tv show industry. Viewers feel a special connection to the characters but also get petrified at the same time.

Here, we have mentioned the top 10 horror tv-series for all of you! Check them out!

American Horror Story

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American Horror Story (2011-present)

Even after delivering more than a hundred episodes, this anthology horror show is still going strong. Some of its seasons have received criticism for being not strong enough as the remaining instalments of the show. But it excels at providing good scares to the viewers. Many notable celebrities like Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, Lady Gaga, Emma Roberts, and many more have starred in it. Additionally, it has received praise for its dark atmospheres. performances, and storylines.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-2020)

Kiernan Shipka received instant worldwide popularity with the help of this show. The first three parts of this series received highly positive reviews from the fans and the critics. However, many fans were disappointed with the final part of the show. If you ignore the shortcomings of the fourth part, you have a brilliant show with a thrilling plot. Netflix received harsh criticism from its dedicated fanbase for canceling the show last year. However, we are damn sure that the viewers will not be disappointed after watching the show.

Bates Motel

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Bates Motel (2013-2017)

Are you a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock? The Master of Suspense has directed some of the best horror movies in Hollywood. He has served as an inspiration to many horror filmmakers. But his most prominent project was Psycho (1960). This series provides the backstory of the complicated relationship between Norman Bates and his mother. It commences right after the shocking death of his father. The scream queen, Vera Farmiga, and Freddie Highmore received universal praise for the portrayal of the lead characters. The series also helped in enhancing the popularity of A&E Networks.

Ash vs Evil Dead

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Ash vs Evil Dead (2015-2018)

This series did a spectacular job in continuing Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead legacy. It is set 30 years after the events of the final Evil Dead film of the original trilogy. Bruce Campbell was hired for the role of Ash Williams. The show consisted of three outstanding seasons. But it also became the victim of low television ratings. As a result, the executives had no option but to cancel it for good. The dedicated fanbase tried to reignite this series by signing a petition. But their efforts were not enough to save this series.

Penny Dreadful

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Penny Dreadful (2014-2016)

This show is one of the most underrated horrors shows of all time. Despite dispatching three amazing seasons, it is often ignored by the people. With the talented leads, the show worked out perfectly among the horror fans. Reeve Carney, Eva Green, and Timothy Dalton give a breathtaking performance in this series. Sam Mandes serves as one of the show’s executive producers. It displays several famous fictional characters like Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Vanessa Ives, Count Dracula, and others.

The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead (2010-present)

It has been almost 11 years since the inception of this zombie rollercoaster ride, but it still manages to take our breath away. The first five seasons are considered the best instalments of this show. However, its seventh and eighth season received mixed reviews from the fans because of introducing some strange plots in the series. But it bounced back with an energetic ninth season. Rick Grimes, played by the talented Andrew Lincoln, serves as the main character of the story. It begins after the occurrence of a worldwide zombie apocalypse that paralyzes the entire human civilization.

The Haunting of Hill House

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The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

It starts as a dysfunctional family drama but ends with a shocking and heartbreaking finale. The direction of Mike Flanagan was widely appreciated for perfectly balancing its complexity with the show’s supernatural atmosphere. The lead cast did a phenomenal job at winning the hearts of the viewers. It was also praised for its effective storytelling, emotional tone, and flawless use of scares. Quentin Tarantino hailed this show as one of his all-time favourites.

Stranger Things

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Stranger Things (2016-present)

With The Duffer Brothers at the helm, this show emerged as one of the best sci-fi horror instalments ever. Stranger Things is among Netflix’s flagship shows. Its worldwide popularity proves why it deserves to be placed on that list. It pays a perfect homage to the 1980s movies and tv shows. It received critical acclaim for its lead performances, childishness, musical score, direction, and horror elements. Many child stars like Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and many more gained instant global prominence. The veterans, Winona Ryder and David Harbour, stole the hearts of the fans with their dramatic performances.

Supernatural

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Supernatural (2005-2020)

We are not stupid to exclude this remarkable show from this list. Supernatural is one of the longest-running tv shows in the history of television. Despite being aired for more than 15 years, it did not lose its steam. The iconic duo of Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles entertained the audiences with their charismatic performances. It is considered a cult show. Not many shows horror shows have excelled at television for long periods. But this one was something special.

Hannibal

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Hannibal (2013-2015)

What can we say about this psychological horror masterpiece? Words are enough to describe its stylish approach towards the story of the most prominent fictional serial killer, Hannibal Lecter. It breathes new fire into the source material of Thomas Harris. The complicated relationship between Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham is among the standout points of this show. Not many tv-series have managed to find a perfect balance between style and gore violence like this entry does. It received rave reviews from critics. It was especially praised for its stylish take on violence, performances, dark atmospheres, unique camera angles, and well-written dialogues. The performances of Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy are mesmerizing. The supporting cast also acted brilliantly.

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