10 of the Spookiest TV Series of All-Time

Horror stories have been the trend on television, especially now that Halloween is fast-approaching. With the numerous shows to watch today, TV viewers will definitely have to learn how to face their fears. ExploreTalent lists 10 of the spookiest TV series of all time. Before we get into the list, let’s watch the video.

ET Top 10 Spookiest TV Series Of All Time

  1. The Twilight Zone, 1959 – 1964

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The Twilight Zone was more than just a spooky show. It showed stories that were tragic and sad. It is not just creepy and haunting, it is also terrifying. For many, the episode about the talking doll, Talky Tina, was the scariest of all.
  1. The X-Files, 1993 – 2002

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It was the episode entitled home, that brought shocking experiences to the viewers of The X-Files. The scene where a haunted house was featured, along with terrifying peacocks, made the stomach of people turn.
  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997 – 2003

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Vampires, werewolves, rogue slayers, out-of-control witches, beasts and other hybrid creatures were featured in the show. However, Buffy the Vampire Slayer gave nightmares to people as they live their everyday lives.
  1. Twin Peaks, 1990 – 1991

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The scariest episode of Twin Peaks is definitely the first appearance of Bob, the unsettling drifter spirit. Bob was able to change Sarah Palmer to kill her daughter Laura Palmer. David Lynch successfully made the episode in an actual nightmare by making it one of the happiest accidents in television’s history.
  1. The Outer Limits, 1963 – 1965

The Outer Limits Photo Source: followingthenerd.com The Outer Limits imitated the spooky voice over intro of The Twilight Zone. The first season of the anthology show featured mutated humans, space aliens and other creepy creatures on the planet. It was the military-themed episode called “Nightmare” that gave much chills to the show’s viewers.
  1. The Walking Dead, 2010 – present

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What makes The Walking Dead very scary is the mere thought of Rick, Andrea, Lori, Carl, Daryl, Glenn, Dale, Hershel, T-Dog and Carol biting through the dust in a thrilling way. Yet, many considered the death of Lori as the ghastliest episode of the zombie apocalypse TV series.
  1. Night Gallery, 1970 – 1973

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Compared to The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery wasn’t really that scary. However, Night Gallery was able to show spooky episodes that gave the audience sleepless nights. In the episode called “The Caterpillar,” an earwig was seen tunneling through the brain of Laurence Harvey. This made people sleep with pillows all over their heads.
  1. American Gothic, 1970 – 1973

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American Gothic was able to capture the battle between good and evil. Here, a sheriff named Lucas Buck lived in a small town called Trinity, S.C., Unfortunately, residents unintentionally sold their souls to the satanic overlord.
  1. Tales from the Crypt, 1989 – 1996

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The series isn’t that scary at all times, but the most memorable episode was Abra Cadaver. The episode is a good example of a soul that is trapped in a paralyzed body.
  1. Unsolved Mysteries, 1987 – 2002

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The combination of eerie musical sounds and Robert Stack’s chilling voice-over gave a spooky effect on screen. However, the spooky part isn’t just at the beginning. In fact, almost all episodes that involved alien abduction gave out chills to all its viewers.