Top 10 Horror TV Shows of the 21st Century

Eva Green and Robert Nairne in "Penny Dreadful"

Looking for a scary series to sink your teeth into? Here are 10 of the scariest and most binge-worthy horror series from the 21st century.

Santa Clarita Diet

Starring Drew Barrymore, Santa Clarita Diet revives the zombie concept and transforms it into something hilariously modern and original.

Penny Dreadful

The drama series plucks its sinister characters from literary works from the 1800s. It’s captivating and very stylish.

True Blood

True Blood is a raunchy and daring dark fantasy horror show about some very sexy vampires.


Supernatural follows two brothers as they hunt sinister and frightening monsters. It’s in its 14th season right now, so if you want a horror show that will keep you occupied for months, Supernatural might be a good choice.


Hannibal contains some incredibly gruesome murders, which are presented to us so artistically that we forget how horrible what we are looking at really is.

Stranger Things

Stranger Things was the show everyone was raving about when it first came to Netflix in 2016. It’s incredibly well written and has some very creepy moments.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

OK, it technically started in the 90’s, but Buffy ran into the 2000’s and was so forward thinking and relevant that it deserves to be on the list. Plus, it’s got everything from demons to vampires, ghosts and werewolves. Oh, and Buffy’s best friend is a witch.

American Horror Story

American Horror Story is the pinnacle of TV horror. It spans over eight seasons, each telling a different story, and it contains monsters and murders more frightening then most of the movies we’ve seen.

The Walking Dead

The horror drama follows survivors of the zombie apocalypse and is one of the most popular shows on television right now.

The Haunting of Hill House

Netflix’s latest horror series is so frightening that many didn’t make it past the first few episodes. If you’re feeling brave, it’s absolutely worth the watch.