13 Terrifying TV Shows

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These 13 TV shows prove that television can do scary, too. Check them out now!

1. The X-Files

The X-Files
From aliens to conspiracies to so much more, the truth is out there. So is the fear factor.

2. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead
Zombies. Blood. Violence. Death. You may wanna watch The Walking Dead with the lights on.

3. Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Buffy The Vampire Slayer somehow managed to combine teen angst and romance with some seriously high, literal stakes.

4. Harper's Island

Harper's Island
Harper's Island took us to the scene of a gruesome series of murders. It aired in 2009 and killed off wedding guests one by one.

5. Supernatural

Supernatural. Come for the two attractive hunters. Stay for the shocking deaths and suspense.

6. American Horror Story

American Horror Story
Haunted houses. Murderous Nazis. Scary aliens. Vengeful witches. American Horror Story will next tackle a circus of freaks.

7. Hannibal

Hannibal may mess with viewer's minds more than any show in TV history.

8. Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks served as the inspiration behind a number of mysteries and dramas. It tracked the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer.

9. Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt
Tales from the Crypt was a horror anthology series on HBO. A bit tongue-in-cheek, but always reliable for a scream or two... dozen.

10. American Gothic

American Gothic
American Gothic only aired for one season (1995-1996) on CBS. It told the story of a rapist sheriff backed by supernatural powers.

11. The River

The River
The Amazon can be a frightening place, although ABC viewers didn't have much time to learn this lesson following the quick cancelation of The River.

12. Millennium

Millennium was created by Chris Carter (The X-Files). It followed an FBI agent who could get into the minds of criminals.

13. Masters of Horror

Masters of Horror
Masters of Horror (Showtime) was another anthology series. Its 26 episodes covered the gamut of horror-related tropes and creatures.

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