Best new Horror TV Shows (2017 overview - TV & Netflix)



The list of horror shows isn’t very long – surely, it’s not easy to digest 60 hours of horror for most people. Some good, honorable and entertaining attempts have been made however. Below, our pick of the best horror shows until now.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best horror TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy our new Horror genre creators?


Horror genre statistics

Horror2017
Genre popularity
84%
Genre ranking#7
Familiar facesEmma Roberts, Skyler Samuels & Lea Michele
Trending showsFear the walking dead, Scream Queens & Scream
Amount of genre shows per year from 2010 to 2017

50 horror TV series scheduled for release this year.


2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

The Terror ( | AMC)

A monstrous predator in the Arctic is found when a a Crew of a Royal neavy expedition is searching for the NorthWest Passage. There are not many monster tv series out there, but this might be a quality one. It is an anthology series based on the book by Dan Simmons.

Photo of The Terror
CreatorDavid Kajganich & Soo Hugh
StarringJared Harris, Tobias Menzies & Ciaran Hinds
Themesdrama, monster, survival,

Channel zero: No end House ( | Syfy)

A new anthology horror series from the United states. Syfy Channel and writer Nick Antosca bring us Channel Zero. The No End House season will be about the No-End house, a bizarre house of horrors that is made up of a series of very disturbing rooms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64kpOt_1LAA
CreatorNick Antosca
StarringPaul Schneider, Fiona Shaw & Luisa D'Oliveira
Themessupernatural,
CountryUnited States

The Mist ( | Spike TV)

Another movie turned into a television series. Based on the novel by Stephen King about a town mysteriously covered in a dense mist, and the creature hidden in that mist.

Photo of The Mist
StarringIsiah Whitlock Jr., Bill Carr & Gus Birney
Themesdevils & demons, fantasy,

Best horror TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017

Best horror TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. American Horror Story (Since 5-10-2011 , Season: 6 - FX)
  2. A family from Boston moves to a haunted house in Los Angeles, and many more spooky anthology episodes followed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efQeULdvz_0

    CreatorBrad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy
    StarringEvan Peters, Sarah Paulson & Denis O'Hare
    Similar tv showsThe Walking Dead, Scream Queens
    Themesdarkness, death, drama, horror,
    Keywordsamusing, confusing, dark, frightening,
    CountryUnited States
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  3. The Walking Dead (Since 31-10-2010 , Season: 7 - AMC)
  4. A zombie apocalypse wrecks the life of the ones who survived and aim to stay alive.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1v0uFms68U

    Creator Frank Darabont
    Starring Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal & Sarah Wayne Callies
    Similar tv showsFear the Walking Dead
    Themesdeath, survival, drama, horror,
    Keywordsaction-packed, addictive, creepy, dark,
    CountryUnited States
    Rating
    85%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  5. Penny Dreadful (Since 28-4-2014 , Season: 3 - Showtime)
  6. Classic characters like Doran Gray and Dr. Frankenstein are brought back to life whithin this intresting, dramatic horror series. A great cast, great decoration and intriguing stories.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFXHfEqMcis

    CreatorJohn Logan
    StarringJosh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton & Eva Green
    Similar tv showsAmerican Horror Story, True Blood
    Themescombat, drama, horror,
    Keywordsaction-packed, adventurous, amazing, creepy, dark, fascinating,
    CountryIreland {Republic} United Kingdom United States
    Rating
    90%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  7. Hannibal (Since 4-4-2013 , Season: 3 - NBC)
  8. A series that surely will not be appreciated by everyone. Mads Mikkelsen, one of Denmark’s greatest actors, has a pretty headstrong interpretation of Hannibal that feels a bit awkward in the beginning. That feeling vanishes quickly, fortunately. The story of the television series deviates from the movie in certain ways, but the overall narrative is the same: a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibal is involved in solving a murder case.


    CreatorBryan Fuller
    StarringHugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen & Caroline Dhavernas
    Similar tv showsCriminal Minds, The Following
    Themescareer, death, free will, justice, crime, horror,
    Keywordsaction-packed, authentic, captivating, confusing, creepy, dangerous, shocking,
    CountryUnited States
    Rating
    85%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  9. The Returned (Since 9-3-2015 , Season: 1 - A&E)
  10. The Returned tells the story about a little village in France where people who are deemed death return to pick up their normal lives as if nothing has happened. It is a zombie series, but not a typical one, and as far as we’re concerned one the best horror shows of 2013.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6mBnVE_gLM

    CreatorCarlton Cuse
    StarringKevin Alejandro, Agnes Bruckner & India Ennenga
    Similar tv showsTop of the Lake, Broadchurch
    Themesconspiracy, drama, horror,
    Keywordsabsurd, confusing, dark, dramatic, frightening, noteworthy,
    CountryUnited States
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

  11. Stranger Things (Since 15-7-2016 , Season: 1 - Netflix)
  12. The horror-hit of 2016! A very thrilling and good-looking show about a lost boy and the search for him. One of the better (or the best?) Spielberg-adaptions!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS2EztRMuRw

    CreatorMatt Duffer and Ross Duffer
    StarringWinona Ryder & David Harbour
    Similar tv showsFargo, The Walking Dead
    CountryUnited States
    Rating
    95%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Recent 2016 shows

Good horror TV series that did not make the decade list

Damien by Glen Mazzara

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM4U9MInmhs

A new series inspired by the horror film series The Omen, in which a phtographer needs to reconcile with his Satanic past.

Release date29-4-2015
CountryAlgeria Canada
StarringBradley James, Barbara Hershey and Megalyn Echikunwoke
Associated withhorror, psychological,
NetworkA&E

Fear the walking dead (Since 23-8-2015 , Season: 2 - AMC)

The prequel of 'The Walking Dead'. Well worth your time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzXglr5bc3w

CreatorDave Erickson & Robert Kirkman (Canterbury's Law)
StarringKim Dickens, Cliff Curtis & Frank Dillane
Similar tv showsThe Walking Dead, Lost
Themesfamilies, survival, drama, horror,
Keywordscreepy, dark, frightening,
CountryUnited States
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

Fortitude (Since 29-1-2015 , Season: 2 - Sky Atlantic)

A research scientist is killed within an Arctic community, leaving the residents and the scientist in horror. Who did it? And why is the ice cap melting faster and faster?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InYTjJRhCXs

CreatorSimon Donald (Low Winter Sun & The Deep)
StarringRichard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl & Verónica Echegui
Similar tv showsThe Missing, The Fall
Themessurvival, drama, horror,
Keywordsaction-packed, chilling, dark,
CountryUnited Kingdom
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

Scream Queens (Since 22-9-2015 , Season: 1 - Fox)

Students get killed at Wallace University, exactly two decades after an enigmatic murder took place in the same building.


CreatorIan Brennan, Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy (Glee)
StarringEmma Roberts, Skyler Samuels & Lea Michele
Similar tv showsAmerican Horror Story, Scream: The TV series
Themescollege, death, comedy, horror,
Keywordsabsurd, amusing, dark, funny,
CountryUnited States
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes

Scream (Since 30-6-2015 , Season: 2 - MTV)

An adaptation of the famous Scream movies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqzgSjZQlLo

CreatorJay Beattie, Jill E. Blotevogel & Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds, Revenge & Cold Case )
StarringWilla Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus & John Karna
Similar tv showsScream Queens, American Horror Story
Themesdeath, crime, horror,
Keywordsaction-packed, mysterious, predictable, scary,
CountryUnited States
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix / iTunes