27 best horror shows to watch (and 14 shows you should skip)

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Best horror shows to watch

Are you looking for new horror shows to watch? The following list features numerous excellent horror television shows from the past decade or so along with a few that you can go ahead and skip if you’re pressed for time. Netflix Life created an incredible list of amazing Netflix shows to watch and some to skip and we decided to use that list as inspiration for something similar here, only with a focus specifically on horror television series.

Keep in mind that this list focuses more on contemporary horror shows, I might make a separate list for some of the older gems like The X-Files, Twin Peaks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Tales from the Crypt, etc. But rest assured I believe all of those series are worthy of being watched!

Over time, I plan to keep this list updated as new shows are released and wrap up so make sure you bookmark this page so you can keep tabs on the best new horror television shows to watch (or skip) in the future! There is always something exciting on the horizon in this genre. Take a look at some of the best horror television if you need a new show to binge.