Horror’s Best Series

Decades of horror series/mini-series have given us some great shows for us to get addicted to! Here is my list of Horror’s Best Series.

1. The Walking Dead (2010-2022) it’s difficult to argue that TWD has brought horror to mainstream America, capturing not only horror fans, but casual horror fans as well.

2. American Horror Story (2011-2021) – there were some great seasons and some that missed the mark. Murder House (season 1) was my favorite, by far, and the cast was excellent.

3. The Haunting of Hill House (2018) – Mike Flanagan created a horror hit here, with fresh new ideas and an intense pace that rarely let up from scenes causing terror.

4. The X-Files (1993-2004) – it would be difficult to imagine this list without this horror/SciFi gem present with its Monster of the week type format. I never missed an episode early on the series but it lost steam after a few seasons.

5. Tales from the Crypt (1989-1996) – great horror anthology series from the vein of Twilight Zone and like TZ, had a slew of future Hollywood stars in episodes like Brad Pitt, Patricia Arquette, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, and so many more. And who could resist the handsome Cryptkeeper himself?

6. Penny Dreadful (2014-2016) – a cast of horror’s greatest monsters in Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, the Werewolf, Dorian Gray, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and even old Slewfoot himself. Loved this show!

7. Kolchak:The Night Stalker (1979) – one season but 20 episodes, Newspaper reporter, Carl Kolchak, uncovers supernatural causes in his investigations.

8. Midnight Mass (2021) – I was disappointed that this was a one season gig but another great series from Mike Flanigan.

9. Stranger Things (2016-2022 4 seasons) – it’s taken too long to get the 4th out but this horror series set in the nostalgia of the 80’s is well written and well casts.

10. 30 Coins (2020) – Spanish film about a town assaulted by demons and an ex-con priest as their exorcist. This is subtitled but if you don’t mind that it truly is a great short eight episode series.

** Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents we’re both on my list but neither were really “horror” series so I’ve left them out of my rankings

One thought on “Horror’s Best Series

  1. Excellent reviews on these horror series. While the Twightlight Zone and Hitchcock provided us with horror of the mind, so to speak, they remain to this day, classics.

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