IMDb's 50 Most Popular Horror TV Series

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 10 Oct 2017

Just in time for Halloween, 50 of the most popular horror TV series, ranked in order of the number of IMDb searches for each title.

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Sam Huntington, Kyle Schmid, Meaghan Rath, Sam Witwer, and Kristen Hager in Being Human (2011)

50. "Being Human"

Three twenty-somethings share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire.

Castle Rock (2018)

49. "Castle Rock"

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

Slasher (2016)

48. "Slasher"

A young woman returns to the small town where her parents were murdered, only to find the past re-emerging as a new series of murders begins.

Matt Ryan in Constantine (2014)

47. "Constantine"

A man struggling with his faith who is haunted by the sins of his past is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

Over the Garden Wall (2014)

46. "Over the Garden Wall"

Two brothers find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home.

Tales from the Crypt (1989)

45. "Tales from the Crypt"

Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.

Stan Against Evil (2016)

44. "Stan Against Evil"

An aging police sheriff begrudgingly joins an alliance with a new sheriff, Evie Barret, to battle angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town.

The Addams Family (1964)

43. "The Addams Family"

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

The Stand (1994)

42. "The Stand"

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Outcast (2016)

41. "Outcast"

A young man searches for answers as to why he's been suffering from supernatural possessions his entire life.

Bart Rack, Trackstar, and Startrax in Castlevania (2017)

40. "Castlevania"

A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures controlled by Dracula.

Eric Balfour, Lucas Bryant, and Emily Rose in Haven (2010)

39. "Haven"

Everyone in the coastal town of Haven, Maine has a dormant curse or "trouble" that could trigger at any time for any reason. FBI agent Audrey Parker, the sheriff and the town's black sheep must deal with the troubles' deadly effects.

Beauty and the Beast (2012)

38. "Beauty and the Beast "

A beautiful detective falls in love with an ex-soldier who goes into hiding from the secret government organization that turned him into a mechanically charged beast.

Zane Holtz and Eiza González in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014)

37. "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"

A Texas Ranger is in hot pursuit of the infamous Gecko brothers and their hostages. They all end up trapped in a desert bar secretly run by vampires and discover a vampire conspiracy.

Blood Drive (2017)

36. "Blood Drive"

Set in a near-dystopian future, the series features a former cop, who is forced to take part in a death race in which cars run on human blood as fuel.

Black Lake (2016)

35. "Black Lake "

Sinister events engulf young and ambitious Johan and his friends when they visit the abandoned Black Lake ski resort, the scene of a horrific crime. Remote and neglected, Black Lake has been closed for years. Johan invites his friends there on a test trip, with the idea of reopening the resort. They are soon gripped by a series of disturbing experiences. On the very first night, Johan's girlfriend, Hanne, is woken by a sickening thudding noise coming from the cellar. The landlord refuses to let them investigate. It turns out the resort was closed after a family were found dead, strangled. One by one, members of the group wake with bloodshot eyes following nightmares of being strangled. With fear and danger spiraling, Hanne becomes convinced that supernatural forces wish them ill. Who can be trusted? Who will survive?

Greg Bryk, Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Michael Xavier, and Steve Lund in Bitten (2014)

34. "Bitten"

When she left Stonehaven - 'for good this time' - Elena Michaels thought she had left the world of supernatural behind. Until the night she got a mysterious call from her pack leader asking her to come back. So now she is heading back, away from her normal life as a photographer in Toronto and back into the world of werewolves, full of rules about protect the pack and a man she had spent years trying to forget. As if things were not bad enough, Elena also happens to be the only living female werewolf.

The Twilight Zone (1959)

33. "The Twilight Zone"

Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant in Santa Clarita Diet (2017)

32. "Santa Clarita Diet"

Sheila and Joel are married real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila dies, their lives take a dark turn.

Dennis Quaid in Fortitude (2015)

31. "Fortitude"

Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now.

Emma Roberts in Scream Queens (2015)

30. "Scream Queens"

A semi-anthology series that centers on returning characters being terrorized by a serial killer in different locations, including a university and a hospital.

Willa Fitzgerald in Scream: The TV Series (2015)

29. "Scream: The TV Series"

A serialized/anthology series that follows a group of teenagers being targeted by a masked serial killer.

Alessandro Juliani, Brad Swaile, Kappei Yamaguchi, and Mamoru Miyano in Death Note (2006)

28. "Death Note"

An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Attack on Titan (2013)

27. "Attack on Titan"

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Jaegar vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Lucy Lawless, Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo in Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)

26. "Ash vs Evil Dead"

Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind's only hope.

Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal (2013)

25. "Hannibal"

Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Penny Dreadful (2014)

24. "Penny Dreadful "

Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

Hemlock Grove (2013)

23. "Hemlock Grove"

A teenage girl is brutally murdered, sparking a hunt for her killer. But in a town where everyone hides a secret, will they find the monster among them?

Room 104 (2017)

22. "Room 104"

Set in a single room of an average American hotel, telling a different story of the assorted guests who pass through.

The Mist (2017)

21. "The Mist"

After an eerie mist rolls into a small town, the residents must battle the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain their morality and sanity.

Rose McIver in iZombie (2015)

20. "iZombie"

A medical resident finds that being a zombie has its perks, which she uses to assist the police.

Kelly Overton in Van Helsing (2016)

19. "Van Helsing"

Vanessa Helsing, distant relative of famous vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, is resurrected only to find that vampires have taken over the world.

Avan Jogia in Ghost Wars (2017)

18. "Ghost Wars"

A remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces and local outcast Roman Mercer (Jogia) must overcome the town's prejudices and his own personal demons if he's to harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from the mass haunting that's threatening to destroy them all.

David Giuntoli in Grimm (2011)

17. "Grimm"

A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.

Channel Zero (2016)

16. "Channel Zero"

An anthology series telling the stories of Creepypastas, Internet short form horror stories, including Candle Cove and the No-End House.

Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore in Bates Motel (2013)

15. "Bates Motel"

A contemporary prequel to Psycho, giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years, and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.

The Strain (2014)

14. "The Strain"

A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York.

Keith Allan, Kellita Smith, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, and Nat Zang in Z Nation (2014)

13. "Z Nation"

Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the United States of America a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.

The Originals (2013)

12. "The Originals"

A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

Lore (2017)

11. "Lore"

Blending dramatic scenes, animation, archive and narration, Lore reveals how our horror legends - such as vampires, werewolves and body snatchers - are rooted in truth.

Adam Scott and Craig Robinson in Ghosted (2017)

10. "Ghosted"

A skeptic is forced to work with a firm believer of the paranormal on unexplained occurrences in Los Angeles.

The Exorcist (2016)

9. "The Exorcist"

Follows three priests dealing with cases of a demonic presence targeting a family and a foster home.

Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, and Nina Dobrev in The Vampire Diaries (2009)

8. "The Vampire Diaries"

A young teen struggles to make a decision between two vampire brothers and their supernatural lives. Soon after she discovers the truth her whole world turns upside down.

Tyler Posey in Teen Wolf (2011)

7. "Teen Wolf"

A somewhat awkward teen is attacked by a werewolf and inherits the curse himself, as well as the enemies that come with it.

Fear the Walking Dead (2015)

6. "Fear the Walking Dead"

A Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.

Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Jared Padalecki in Supernatural (2005)

5. "Supernatural"

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

It (1990)

4. "It"

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Stranger Things (2016)

2. "Stranger Things"

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

American Horror Story (2011)

1. "American Horror Story"

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, and a cult.