17 Chilling TV Shows You Should Watch With the Lights On

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A series doesn't have to be labeled as a horror to be scary.

In fact, some of the creepiest television shows mess with your mind more than they mess with your heart rate. 

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Whether it's a horror, a psychological thriller, or something as simple as a mystery, anything can have a creep factor if it's done correctly. 

Check out our list below of 17 chilling TV shows you'll want to watch with the lights on! 

1. The OA

The OA
The OA will drive you insane. Literally. After being kidnapped and held hostage in a glass cage for 7 years, a woman recounts the story of her time in captivity. Just wait for your mind to be blown.

2. YOU

The eeriest thing about YOU is the amount of helplessness you'll feel watching it. Despite having an insight into Joe's thoughts and knowledge of his plans, there's nothing you can do to warn Beck about the constant danger she's in.

3. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead has lost its scare factor over the years as the show became less about running from zombies and more about running from other humans. But the first couple seasons had quite a few jump scares, and even running into one Walker was a hair-raising experience.

4. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
The fact that "chilling" is in the title is a bit of a tip-off, but Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is nothing like Melissa Joan Hart's famous sitcom about navigating high school as a teenage witch. It's dark, demonic, and ready to knock your socks off.

5. Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies is more mysterious than anything. From the very first episode, you're left asking two questions. Who was killed and who did the killing? Slowly but surely, the show delivers answers you never could have expected.

6. American Horror Story

American Horror Story
American Horror Story is an obvious choice for anyone looking for a scare. Every season is like an extended horror movie with a twist you never see you coming.

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