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Horror is a genre that was primarily relegated to movies and mini-series, but in recent years, it has made its way onto the small screen in a big way with lots of different shows out there to watch.
In fact, there are probably more horror shows available now than anyone could ever watch. There’s even a major streaming service out there called Shudder that is dedicated to horror exclusively.
Sadly, we all only have so much time to watch TV shows, and there’s no way to watch everything. Don’t worry, though, because we’ve sifted through all of the biggest horror TV shows out there to find the best shows that are still actively producing new episodes.
Stranger Things is absolutely beloved by both horror fans and people who aren’t particularly enamored by the genre. The Netflix original is more or less unanimously well-received, so it’s definitely worth sitting down to watch. Three seasons have aired so far, so the commitment required isn’t too bad.
Part of what makes FX’s American Horror Story so cool is the fact that each season of the show serves as a self-contained story, so even though the horror show has been on TV since 2011, you could actually start up with the next season and not feel like you missed too much. Add in the fact that the show is genuinely scary, and you have a perfect recipe for horror fans.
Serving as a reboot to the original horror anthology of the same name, Creepshow is still a newcomer to the horror landscape, as only a couple of episodes have released on Shudder so far. However, if the future episodes are able to achieve the same level of creepiness and campiness as the first two, then it will definitely make grabbing a subscription to Shudder a solid investment.
If I produced this article a couple of weeks ago, The Walking Dead would probably not have made the cut, as the last season was pretty dreadful. However, AMC’s premiere of the 10th season was actually quite good, and it felt like a return to form for the show. But even if you only watch the first five or six seasons of the series, it’s still worth your time, because the early portion of The Walking Dead are truly great.
5. Castle Rock
Prepare to take a journey to the town of Castle Rock, Maine in this horror anthology series. It’s based on the stories of horror mastermind Stephen King, so you know the core of the show is good. If you’re a fan of King’s style of story, this show is designed with you in mind. It’s only one season in, so there’s still time to catch up before the second season releases on Hulu on October 23.
This Netflix original might be one of the most intense horror shows out there right now. The show, which is loosely based on the novel of the same name, takes place in two separate timelines, which leads to some interesting flashbacks and storytelling. The show has received unanimous praise from just about everyone, so it’s definitely worth adding to your watchlist.
7. Black Summer
Black Summer was unwilling to let The Walking Dead be the only zombie apocalypse show on the list. This is another Netflix show, and it’s quite different from most zombie shows and movies out there, as it takes place very early in the zombie outbreak. While most shows tend to focus on a world filled with survivors, Black Summer is all about the characters figuring out what is happening at the same time as the viewer.
It’s That Time of Year!
Halloween is almost upon us, which means it’s the perfect time to kick back and binge-watch something scary! Whether you fancy zombies, ghosts, or something else entirely, there’s a show on this list for you!