Sunday, April 29, 2012


You know, I realized that straight-up horror is rare on TV these days. It's always mixed with something else, rather if it's Romance or Comedy! Even if that's the case, I love creepy horror shows! So, with that, I thought it would be too hard to put in order, so I decided that there is no order! BECAUSE! We need to celebrate horror for all what it does! So here is the list I gathered that has in my opinion some of the best horror TV shows that rocked my existence!

10. Are You Afraid of the Dark? -- (1992-1996)

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 couple of good scares here and there.

4. The X-Files -- (1995-1996)

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 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. 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!

1. American Horror Story -- (2011-PRESENT)

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?


  1. I love ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?! That one was awesome. Back when Nickelodeon was actually good. You forgot GOOSEBUMPS! That has to be my favorite horror t.v. show from the 90's.

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  2. This is a really comprehensive list. Nice work. ;) happy that you included Grimm, as it is filmed partially on location here in Portland. And, is a pretty great show.

  3. Great list. Happy you included Are You Afraid Of The Dark. Classic show.

  4. I LOVE AYAOTD! Last year me and my friend were talking about how amazingly good it was for a Nickelodeon show and how Nick totally sucks compared to when we were growing up. We bought the DVD's online--which are kind of pricey in some places. It re-airs every once and a while on Teen Nick and yes, I watch it whenever it comes on. I feel like a kid again! My fav episode was the Night Shift one where a girl named Amanda works at a hospital--story of my life

  5. Oh ya you got all the good horror shows , True blood , american horror story , and the X-files

    1. Instead of these, Are You Afraid Of The Dark was very popular horror TV serial, now you can get DVD set of this episodes that recorded with 91 episodes including seven seasons. We are selling this DVD set thousands of customer clamoring this episodes DVD..

  6. Fun! You mentioned some of my favorite old shows. I LOVED "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" as a kid and still enjoy watching my DVD sets of it. It was just the right amount of scary for kids. I always wished that I could meet with my friends in the woods and tell scary stories. :) We did build a fake "fire" out of flashlights once and sat around it telling stories in someone's living room. Haha!

    You're right, I don't remember American Gothic. Sounds good, though!

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents is another show I love watching on my DVD sets! "The puppet master of suspense" well said! I think few shows are filmed as well as these.

    Which episode of The X-Files is "Home"? I loved that show, but I can't remember which episode that was...

    Haha! "Tales from the Crypt" :) That Crypt Keeper was so cheesy! I used to like that show as a kid. Looking back, that probably wasn't the most appropriate show for me to be watching. Oh well.

    I am absolutely loving Grimm! Just the right amount of spooky stuff and humor. The characters are so great! It will be interesting to see where things go with the Reapers...

  7. What a great list. I love all of these shows, some more than others. I has a huge fan of Hitchcock when I was a kid. He just knew how to tell a creepy story. Ah some of these shows bring back memories. <3

  8. aww, Tales from teh Crypt. You've gave me Nostalgia all over again, mate. nice!

  9. @Jenny I loved it too! It defined part of my childhood. I was going to put Goosebumps and as much as I loved it, it didn'treally scare me. It was more fun kinda horror for me.

    @Tyler I always wahted to visit Portland! And of course I had to include Grimm!

    @Ty Indeed, it is a classic!

    @Amanda Lol @ story of my life. I think I remember that episode! Is that the vampire episode? I wish I knbew when it aired, I'd watched it again too! Brings back such sweet memories. :D

    @Reina Aiming for the best!

    @Justine OMG! I thought I was the only one who wanted to do that too. But with my luck, the people I invite would just make a joke out of it. Turn the horrific sotires in to comedies! :P I think you'd like American Gothic, very awesome storyline! I['m not too sure which episode Home was on The X-Files. ;\

    @Kweeny I complete agree! He really does. Still gives me a bit of chill today!

    @Kaijinu Lol! Well, I try! :P I hope you'll watch a couple of episodes now and think of me!

  10. American Gothic is STILL one of my favourite tv shows! I loved it so much. And I was so happy to see Merlyn on American Horror Story, even though I don't like it anywhere near as much as you do. ;-)