Yeah, it was on Nickelodeon, but don't lie! I'm pretty sure every time the theme song started you had chills...Anyway, a group of kids call themselves "The Midnight Society" and they soend each episode sitting around a campfire swapping scary stories. The stores are creepy but never gory or too crazy but come on! It was on Nickelodeon! What do you expect?
9. American Gothic -- (1995-1996)
Sadly, no one really remembers this creepy, addicting show. I used to love this show...I think I was about 8 years old watching it religiously! The series took place in Trinity, SC and this small town had a lot HUGE problems. Specifically, there was an evil Sheriff, Sheriff Buck who was a murderer, rapist, basically the devil living on Earth paying his bills...and everything horrid you can think of. To me it was pretty terrifying even when I think back on today as an adult. The main character Caleb (He was the main dude in Fast in Furious Tokyo Drift) is a little boy whose mother was raped by the sheriff, then committed suicide after giving birth to Caleb. I would give out more info..but I may spoil some stuff so I shall not!
8. Alfred Hitchcock Presents -- (1955-1962)
Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense hosted this show. The stories were short hosted this by the puppet master of suspense himself. These short stories were scary because there were always a dark secret a character kept.
7. The Outer Limits -- (1995-2002)
Although it was mixed with scifi...with the whole smiling spider creatures but it did have twisted, nightmarish HORROR galore!
6. Supernatural -- (2005-PRESENT)
Supernatural DOES have some comedy but it has some great horror in for it a TV show and has been for the past couple of years. I mean, these guys are dealing with all sorts of creatures, demons and other horrific beings and all sorts of fires of hell...that's pretty creepy stuff!
5. The Walking Dead -- (2010-PRESENT)
What an awesome serious, where it has a perfect mix; drama/horror. It's based off the comic books by Robert Kirkman! The whole storyline is just so eerie and dreadful plus it does have a cuple of good scares here and there.
Has any other series come up with more terrifying creatures than the aliens from X-Files with their elaborate plans and black oil dealings? What made X-Files truly horror wasn't the freak of the week monsters, but the elaborate conspiracy theory beasts that were never fully revealed until the final showdown. And the pay off was always epic. OK, the freak of the week beasts were pretty scary too! The episode "Home" still haunts our dreams.
4. The Twilight Zone -- (1959-1964/1985-1989)
The Twilight Zone loved to scare us all by giving each character in the different stories EXACTLY what they wanted! An example that will forever stay in my mind, the little man with the HUGE glasses, Burgess Meredith. All he wanted was peace and quiet so he could read, then the world ends and he's the last man on the face of the Earth with plenty of reading material...like books galore! Then! He breaks his bottle cap glasses. LOL! I'm sorry...I shouldn't laugh but it was awful!
3. True Blood -- (2008-PRESENT)
In a world where vampires are indeed living and known, a waitress whose telepathic and has a split, Sookie Stackhouse, discovers a new world of different creatures when she meets Bill Compton, a vampire. I used to adore True Blood so much...but somewhere along the lines I kinda just was over the show. I don't know if I was disgusted by Sookie's body...I'm sorry--she's like naked 98% of time and I just don't dig her naked body on my screen everywhere. Perhaps if I was a 13 year old boy going through puberty or man wanting to look at some knockers..I'd have no complaints! It just seems like it's getting too sloppy and it's overhyped with crazed fans who only watch because Vampires are trending right now. Ugh...one day, I'm sure I'll like it again--hopefully.
2. Tales From The Crypt -- (1989-1996)
I love the terrifying TV gore in this show as well as the Crypt Keeper's face. At the time, the Crypt Keeper raised the bar for the anthology shows. It's like, if you had any dreams of being a narrator, you had to beat out the Crypt Keeper! Which really wasn't that easy. It had solid 7 seasons of horror not only that but launched a number of horror movies, comic books and even radio series! PLUS! It even had a spin-off Saturday morning cartoon! What a way to brighten up your Saturday mornings!
This is such a bizarre approach to horror in general. The show itself has already received critical acclaim and just keeps on shooting out more episodes with such a STRONG story line. When I watched the first episode...more like the intro alone, I was BEYOND impress! It succeeds with not only older hauntings and evil intentions but it tied a struggling family in the mix as well. It's definitely one of my favorite shows currently!
**BONUS!** Grimm -- (2011-PRESENT)
I had to include this on the list! A show that deals with Grimm’s fairytales in the 21st century AND an ability to see demons for who they are? Love!
As always, I'd love to know your thoughts!
Do you have a favorite horror show? Or is there one I missed?