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?

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

The Terror (4-1-2017 | 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 (9-1-2017 | 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.
CreatorNick Antosca
StarringPaul Schneider, Fiona Shaw & Luisa D'Oliveira
CountryUnited States

The Mist (9-1-2017 | 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 & 2016

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.

    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
    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.

    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
    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.

    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
    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
    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.

    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
    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!

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

Horror genre statistics

Genre popularity
Genre ranking#7
Familiar facesWinona Ryder & David Harbour
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.