20). Blade: The Series (2006)
Sticky Fingaz, Jill Wagner and Nelson Lee
Spike - The Blade series had some great promise but was cancelled after season 1. I really liked this TV adaptation of the popular vampire hunter Blade. The Blade series premiered with 2.5 million viewers but did not hold those high numbers throughout and most likely was cancelled do to costs for the new Spike network. I highly recommend everyone give this one a chance if you didn't already.
19). Hex (2004 - 2005)
Christina Cole, Michael Fassbender, Jemima Rooper, Jamie Davis, Joseph Morgan and Amber Sainsbury
BBC - Cassie is a shy college girl who wants to be accepted by others, but is only truly loved by her best friend Thelma. Cassie later discovers that she possesses dangerous powers, and is being drawn into a world thats far beyond her control. And the man that she should fear the most manages to find a way into her heart.
18). Death Valley (2011)
Texas Battle, Bryce Johnson and Tania Raymonde
MTV - Death Valley was a crazy horror comedy that was great and did not take much seriously. The series started to get deep towards the end only to get cancelled after one season. We follow a group of cops as they police the undead rise. MTV's Death Valley featured vampires, werewolves and zombies among others. Creative horror comedies like this TV series will be missed.
17). The River (2012)
Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson and Leslie Hope
ABC - Many horror fans have mixed opinions about this action adventure horror TV series. I loved the TV show about a crew of researchers on a journey to find a missing TV explorer lost in the Amazon. "There is magic out there!" is the tagline and we encounter old mystical magic from the ancient spirit of the Amazon. We are teased with the existence of humans with the blood of angels who have angelic physical features like wing stumps and magical powers. These abilities allow them to exist in a seemingly evil land with a dark supernatural force. Dr. Emmet Cole learns some of the magic but has been lost, this is a great modern day horror journey.
16). Beauty and the Beast (2012 - )
Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan and Max Brown
CW - Beauty and the Beast is the modern CW adaptation of the classic tale. Catherine fights crime with the aid of Vincent Keller, our beast. Vincent was experimented on and gained super human abilities when ever he gets enraged. Together they will uncover the plot of Vincents experiment and expose Catherines mothers killers.
15). The Secret Circle (2011)
Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker and Phoebe Tonkin
CW - After Cassies' mother dies tragically in a house fire. Cassie moves from California to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother. She immediately falls in love with Adam and hears a little legend about their love being written in the stars. She soon discovers that her and the elite kids at school are all witches and they form their own coven. Cassie likes Adam and Adam likes her but he is dating the leader of the witch coven, Diana making a love triangle.
14). Lost Girl (2010 - )
Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried and Ksenia Solo
Syfy - Lost Girl stars Bo played by Anna Silk who is a succubus, feeding on the energy of humans. Bo is a heroin who helps those in need. Bo soon learns that she is a descendant of a race predating mankind known as the Fae. Bo chooses to be a renegade and not join a supernatural clan, The Light and The Dark. She fights to learn more about her mysterious past and origins. Bo is aided by her best friend Kenzi and her love interest Dyson who is also a Fae. Dyson is protector of The Ash, the leader of The Light Clan.
13). Teen Wolf (2011 - )
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien and Crystal Reed
MTV - Teen Wolf is based on the hit werewolf movies Teen Wolf from the 1980's. MTV has taking the werewolf teen story and made a great horror TV show. Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) is attacked by a werewolf one night and soon starts becoming a werewolf. Scott must find out why and how to control the werewolf inside. Scott's friend Stiles helps him along the way with the help of a born werewolf Derek. Scott builds up the courage to ask love interest Allison while seeking out the alpha werewolf.
12). Being Human (2011 - )
Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington
Syfy - Based on the hit UK TV series, the US version of Being Human is about a vampire, werewolf and ghost all living together in one house. Each character is a monster to mankind but they are trying to live among humans and in some instances protect humans. Aidan is our vampire with a bad past. Josh is our werewolf who must hide himself during the full moon in order not to attack and eat humans. Sally is our ghost who is slowly becoming evil and turning into a poltergeist but in general trying to make it to the other side.
11). Masters of Horror (2005)
Karen Austin, J. Winston Carroll and Miho Ninagawa
Showtime - Masters of Horror is a huge anthology of the greatest horror film writers and directors all collected into a series by Anchor Bay. Each of the 13 episodes is a hour long and fantastic stories are beautifully told in each episode.
10). True Blood (2008 - )
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Sam Trammell
HBO - What if vampires came out of hiding? The hit HBO True Blood features vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters and fairies. An interesting blend but done well. True Blood has Sookie as our half fairy heroin in the vampire society of kings and sheriffs. Sookie has the ability to hear what anyone is thinking and uses that ability to her advantage in this crazy supernatural world.
9). Dexter (2006 - )
Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
Showtime - Dexter is the classic serial killer next door that is a great TV series. Dexter is a blood splatter expert who helps investigate crimes. He kills those who slip between the cracks of justice therefore giving his killings meaning and purpose.
8). Grimm (2011 - )
David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch and Silas Weir Mitchell
NBC - Portland detective, Nick Burkhardt, begins glimpsing people for an instance as hideous monsters. His last known relative reveals the truth about his ancestry. Nick has inherited the supernatural ability to see creatures for what they really are. Nick must now keep the balance between mankind and the mythological creatures living amongst us. A reformed "Big Bad Wolf" becomes his greatest ally and friend. Nick battles and helps creatures that he once thought were only found in fairy tales.
7). The Vampire Diaries (2009 - )
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder
CW - The Vampire Diaries is about a high school girl who just lost her parents to a tragic accident now becomes the love interest of two vampire brothers. The vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore have been in hiding for centuries return to the sleepy Virginia town of Mystic Falls where they became vampires. Stefan lives as a vampire by not feeding on humans while also keeping his evil brother Damon in some form of control. Stefan meets Elena and falls madly in love with her. Damon soon comes to Mystic Falls and also falls in love with Elena, creating the famous love triangle. Elena's best friend Bonnie is a Bennett witch like her grandma.
6). Dark Shadows (1966-1971)
Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Nancy Barrett
- The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.
5). Angel (1999 - 2004)
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter and Alexis Denisof
WB - Angel made his first appearance on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Created by Joss Whedon and besides taking a spinoff from Buffy, Angel created his own plot and captivating storyline. Angel is a vampire cursed with a human soul who moves to Los Angeles to help people plagued by supernatural forces. Angel battles the evil corporation known as Wolfram & Hart who is responsible for the evil forces in Los Angeles.
4). Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 - 2003)
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon and Alyson Hannigan
WB - Joss Whedon, before The Avengers, made the hit Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie into a series and cast Sarah Michelle Gellar in the legendary role. Buffy slays vampires, demons and any other monster while attending high school. Juggling homework and battling the forces of evil Buffy stands as a modern day classic horror TV series. Angel first made his appearance as the love interest of Buffy. Buffy is the chosen vampire slayer with friends Willow Rosenberg, Alexander "Xander" Harris and her watcher Giles.
3). The Walking Dead (2010 - )
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal and Sarah Wayne Callies
AMC - The Walking Dead comes from AMC and is a great zombie TV series. Rick Grimes is a former police officer who fell into a coma after being shot while on duty. Rick wakes up to find that he has awoken into a zombie apocalypse and now he is on the hunt to find his wife and son. After journeying to his home, he finds that his family has fled and now he sets on a journey to go to Atlanta. While in Atlanta Rick Grimes is almost killed by zombies but is helped by Glenn. Glenn takes Rick to a camp outside of town to be reunited with his family and best friend Shane. Rick with the help of Shane and other survivors fight off the zombie hordes while also fighting off other survivors who seek to take what they have.
2). Supernatural (2005 - )
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Jim Beaver
CW - Supernatural is about the Winchester brothers Sam and Dean. The Winchesters were trained by their father who is one the best monster killers alive. Sam and Dean fight all types of evil monsters including demons, ghosts, ghouls and leviathans. Sam and Dean are on the battlegrounds that heaven and hell fight on. They fight demons and sometimes angels alike. This supernatural TV series features almost every known monster beautifully and has a huge well deserved horror fan following.
1). American Horror Story (2011 - )
Evan Peters, Jessica Lange and Connie Britton
FX - American Horror Story starts when a family of three move into an unknown to them, haunted house in order to mend their broken past. The restored mansion feels like a new start for everyone. Soon the home comes alive and weird characters return from the past. The mother Vivian soon becomes pregnant after an encounter with a strange supernatural entity passes as her husband.
Top 20 Horror TV Series of All Time
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